2015 GRITS LABOR DAY BIKE RIDE (ride/skate/run/walk)

Metric Century, Other

Event Date

Mon, Sep 7, 2015


Rockmart, GA


Activity Today Later

Cycling-Metric Century - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Cycling-27 miles - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Skate-27 miles - Individual Age group/open

$30 $35 Closed

Cycling-13 miles-Brushy Mtn Tunnel - Individual Age group/open

$30 $35 Closed

Running-13 miles-Brushy Mtn Tunnel - Individual Age group/open

$30 $35 Closed

Skate-13 miles-Brushy Mtn Tunnel - Individual Age group/open

$30 $35 Closed

About This Activity

Enjoy the Silver Comet Trail, one the premier Multi-Use Trails in the US and scenic rural Georgia roads.  Shorter route options have very gentle grades, shaded with frequent rest-stops and scenic views.  Longer routes are more challenging with steeper grades and scenic vistas.  The Metric includes roads ridden in the Tour of Georgia. Come and enjoy one of the most scenic and popular regions in Georgia for cycling and training.

Ideal event for your Tri training ride and run with 7 miles of shaded and scenic trail to the cool air of the Brushy Mtn Tunnel (723ft RxR tunnel).  

Rest Stops/SAG
Rest stops manned by volunteers are located every 10-15 miles, stocked with a variety of tasty snacks, hydration drinks and water.
Porta Johns will also be available. SAG vehicles will make rounds on local roads. The portions of the ride along the Silver Comet Trail will be monitored.

Event will take place RAIN or SHINE!

Event details and schedule

Metric Century 100km (62.1 miles)9:00am (Ride)
Departing from the park in downtown Rockmart  you will bike west on the Silver Comet Trail to the Georgia/Alabama state line where the Chief Ladiga Trail begins. Take a break to hydrate and then head back east to the Grady Rd. Trail Head. Here you will leave the SCT and ride scenic back roads incorporating some of the routes of the former Tour de Georgia including Hightower Falls Rd., Everett Mtn. Rd. and Vinson Mtn. Rd.  After a steep downhill you will coast into historic VanWert and rejoin the SCT at the VanWert Trailhead. Return to the park in downtown Rockmart.

Bike & Blades ( 27 miles ) 9:15am (Ride/Skate)
This ride departs from the park in downtown Rockmart and heads west on the Silver Comet Trail to the Welcome Center in Cedartown, GA. Take a short break to hydrate, checkout the Welcome Center, and then head east on the SCT to return to Rockmart.

Brushy Mountain Tunnel (13 miles) 9:30am  (Ride/Skate/Run)
From the park in Rockmart, head east on the Silver Comet Trail. You will pass the old cotton gin, ride alongside Euharlee Creek, pass the old brick ovens in VanWert, and then scenic Coots Lake. After a gentle uphill ride of about 7 miles you will feel the constant cool breeze that flows through the Brushy Mountain Railroad tunnel. Your return to Rockmart is almost a continuous downhill ride back to the park. While riding on this former railroad bed note the steep sides and keep in mind that it was originally constructed using mules and manpower.

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