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    Best Bike Ride / Rural

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    Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

    Best Bike Ride / Rural BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Silver Comet Trail - Mavell Road / Nickajack Elementary Trailhead

    Best Bike Ride / Rural BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2019
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Readers
    Silver Comet Trail - Mavell Road / Nickajack Elementary Trailhead

    Best Place to Mountain Bike BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2006
    Type of Award » Cityscape
    Picked By » Critics
    Yellow River Mountain Bike Trail
    The beautiful part of the YELLOW RIVER MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL is its accessibility. No, we’re not talking about how close it is to town (although that’s another big plus). Whether you’re an expert rider hungry for a challenge or an eager newbie who’s just shed his trainingmore...
    The beautiful part of the YELLOW RIVER MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL is its accessibility. No, we’re not talking about how close it is to town (although that’s another big plus). Whether you’re an expert rider hungry for a challenge or an eager newbie who’s just shed his training wheels, this place has what you’re looking for. The Creek Loop, which was designed by a mountain biker, consists of about five miles of tough climbs and exhilarating drop-offs. The River Loop, on the other hand, offers novices a far mellower ride. Some bikers say a recent trail makeover robbed the Creek Loop of some of its danger, but it’s still a hell of a ride. less...

    Best Bike Ride - off road BOA Award Winner

    Yellow River
    Juhan Road, southeast of Stone Mountain www.mtbr.com/trails/Georgia

    Best Bike Ride -- off road BOA Award Winner

    Yellow River
    Off Juhan Road, near Stone Mountain The river loop is a perfect 5-mile introduction for beginning riders, as well as a good warm-up for more experienced mountain bikers. The creek loop is shorter, but boasts more challenging terrain for those looking for a workout. The trail's easily accessiblemore...
    Off Juhan Road, near Stone Mountain The river loop is a perfect 5-mile introduction for beginning riders, as well as a good warm-up for more experienced mountain bikers. The creek loop is shorter, but boasts more challenging terrain for those looking for a workout. The trail's easily accessible and close to shopping malls and fast-food joints, but its beautiful scenery can make bikers feel like they're in the mountains of North Carolina. less...

    Best Bike Ride - off road BOA Award Winner

    Silver Comet Trail - Mavell Road / Nickajack Elementary Trailhead
    Trail runs west from Smyrna, Georgia through Cobb, Paulding and Polk counties to the Alabama line www.trailexpress.com

    Best Bike Ride - on Road BOA Award Winner

    Silver Comet Trail
    Trail runs west from Smyrna, Georgia through Cobb, Paulding and Polk counties to the Alabama line www.trailexpress.com

    Best Bike Ride -- on road BOA Award Winner

    Silver Comet Trail - Mavell Road / Nickajack Elementary Trailhead
    From Mavell Road in Smyrna to Rockmart silvercomet.tripod.com It's paved, but you won't have to fight traffic while riding, although you may have to dodge skaters and strollers. Otherwise, this is a marvelous ride that takes you through bucolic south Cobb across Paulding County and deep into Polkmore...
    From Mavell Road in Smyrna to Rockmart silvercomet.tripod.com It's paved, but you won't have to fight traffic while riding, although you may have to dodge skaters and strollers. Otherwise, this is a marvelous ride that takes you through bucolic south Cobb across Paulding County and deep into Polk County, if you can pedal that far. And because it's built on the old Seaboard Railway line, there are few street crossings and several breath-taking spans high above creeks and roadways. Soon, it'll stretch into Alabama, although civilized folk might want to turn back before that. less...

    Best Bike Ride / Rural BOA Award Winner

    Year » 2000
    Type of Award » Consumer Culture
    Picked By » Critics
    Picked By » Readers
    PATH's Silver Comet Trail
    In an ambitious undertaking, the nonprofit PATH Foundation is currently finishing up this 57-mile trail that will eventually go from Cobb County to Anniston, Ala., tracing the path of the old Silver Comet rail line. With only a 2-percent grade, there will be no long hills or severe slopes, and work ismore...
    In an ambitious undertaking, the nonprofit PATH Foundation is currently finishing up this 57-mile trail that will eventually go from Cobb County to Anniston, Ala., tracing the path of the old Silver Comet rail line. With only a 2-percent grade, there will be no long hills or severe slopes, and work is expected to be finished by December 2002. less...

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