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River Valley Regional Commission

The River Valley region provides quality cycling opportunities for both routine travel and recreation.

In Columbus, the Riverwalk provides an excellent shared-use facility along the Chattahoochee River and connects several area attractions. On the other side of the Riverwalk you can also ride along the Trail of Tears which provides an exciting adventure for those interested in mountain biking. Gerald I. Lawhorn Canoe Base and Training Center offers great mountain biking trails as well.

The Columbus Fall Line Trace runs between the 14th Street pedestrian bridge in Uptown and Psalmond Road Recreation Center in Midland. It follows an abandoned railroad right-of-way of the Norfolk Southern Railroad,

Flat Rock Park Mountain Bike Trail - The Flat Rock Trail consists of one large loop with sub-segments of which can be ridden independently. The segments have been combined to create 4 color-coded routes of varying lengths and difficulty level.

In-town routes allow commuting possibilities. Outside the city, rural highways lead through scenic countryside, from the rugged hills in the north to gently rolling farmland and forestland in the south.  These generally lightly traveled highways and country roads also connect a variety of parks, natural areas, and historic sites within the region.  Off-road cycling is also available.  Click on the maps to the left to explore the region and find state bicycle routes and other cycling routes, as well as amenities to be found along the way.

Cycling is a great way to get in shape and also spend time with friends and family.  Several children, like this one, find cycling to be fun and enjoyable as well! 

Because the area is well-suited for cycling activities, our region and surrounding communities host numerous events and rides, so be sure to check the calendar for upcoming activities.

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