Wish from Atlanta on 5/25/2020 10:49:30 AM:
For most people, if not for everyone, top-3 unanswered questions are:
i) can I/we park somewhere for 1-4 night(s)?
ii) can I/we camp somewhere along the trail?
iii) can I/we get a shuttle from either side?
And the reason these are unanswered, because nobody knows the answers.
Park at your own risk (and let us know the experience) or park in a paid parking facility and ask them to drop you on the trail. Or maybe just bike down the roads!
There are camping sites along the trail (think there was one near the state boundary, but I didn't explore that option as I was not interested). I doubt many bikers would carry heavy camping gears; hotels work better for some, particularly with hot waters, comfy beds, no set-ups required and low prices. Believe it or not, the ride is rigorous and you won't want more load or more work for that matter. Still, maybe you can carry your gear, try couple of campsites and post which one is the best for the benefit of others.
There is currently no known shuttle services. If there was one, it would be advertising all over the internet. Even Amtrak at Anniston won't allow your bike currently. Uber with bike rack was a failure and discontinued after the pilot run.
Best would be to have a friend or family member on either side of the trail. We still live in a society :)