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Event Ride: Mountain Cove Ramble with Cedar Grove Community Pot Luck

Duration
1 day
BASE PRICE
$139
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Recreational
Book Tour
type
Guided
DISTANCE
22 miles

Overview

Join this special event version of our classic and favorite ride: the Mountain Cove Ramble. Enjoy one of our favorite rides followed by a pot luck dinner prepared by local farmers and other neighbors. We will start and end at the Cedar Grove Community Center, and we'll support their programs by donating $25 for each rider who joins us. Meet local community members and learn about farm and rural life.

If you're a novice who has tired of the same old close-to-home routes but may not want to head out alone into new territory, this fully supported tour with support vehicle and ride-along guide is for you. Still not sure? We have e-bikes!

This loop ranks among the favorite routes for local cyclists--and for good reason:

It's remote with little traffic.

It's generally flat to lightly rolling with just two notable hills but nothing long or steep.

And the scenery will keep us stopping again and again for photos--of barns, farms, old churches and the ever-present Lookout Mountain on the ride south and Pigeon Mountain on the ride north.

Highlights

  • Rural, quiet back roads of Northwest Georgia
  • Scenic farmlands and mountain views
  • Deep sense of local history
  • Pot luck dinner at Cedar Grove Community Center
  • Meet and hear from local residents about life in the Cove

Difficulty

Recreational
Level 2 of 4

Generally flat to lightly rolling with just two notable hills but nothing long or steep.

Itinerary

We'll cover 22 miles on a total of three roads! We'll meet at Cedar Grove Community Center and head a short distance south on West Cove Road before we make a slight detour to a century-old farm at the base of Lookout Mountain. We'll enter a corral and hang out with a small herd of very affectionate goats. We then head back to West Cove and continue until we reach the wonderfully named Hog Jowl Road and ride through a canopy of century-old trees to the Cove Store, a country store at the southern end of the so-called "cove," where Pigeon and Lookout Mountains intersect. We'll then backtrack a mile on Hog Jowl, continue north along rolling countryside, cross over a gradual crest, and return south to our cars and our potluck dinner and hosts at the Cedar Grove Community Center.

Partial proceeds from this tour will benefit disadvantaged Walker County children with gifts at Christmastime.

Dates & Pricing

Dates

Third Saturday monthly, April - November

Transfer from Chattanooga at 1:00 pm

Ride at 2:30 pm

Dinner at 6:00 pm

Tour operates with a minimum of 4 people.

Prices

Tour: $99 per person

Electric-assist bicycle rental: $69

Hybrid touring bike rental: $39

Van transfer: $19 per person

All equipment and transportation subject to availability.

Inclusions
  • Ride-along guide
  • Support vehicle
  • Snacks and water en route
  • Potluck dinner at Cedar Grove Community Center
  • $25 per person donation to Cedar Grove Community Center
Map
Gallery

We'll cover 22 miles on a total of three roads! We'll meet at Cedar Grove Community Center and head a short distance south on West Cove Road before we make a slight detour to a century-old farm at the base of Lookout Mountain. We'll enter a corral and hang out with a small herd of very affectionate goats. We then head back to West Cove and continue until we reach the wonderfully named Hog Jowl Road and ride through a canopy of century-old trees to the Cove Store, a country store at the southern end of the so-called "cove," where Pigeon and Lookout Mountains intersect. We'll then backtrack a mile on Hog Jowl, continue north along rolling countryside, cross over a gradual crest, and return south to our cars and our potluck dinner and hosts at the Cedar Grove Community Center.

Partial proceeds from this tour will benefit disadvantaged Walker County children with gifts at Christmastime.

  • Rural, quiet back roads of Northwest Georgia
  • Scenic farmlands and mountain views
  • Deep sense of local history
  • Pot luck dinner at Cedar Grove Community Center
  • Meet and hear from local residents about life in the Cove

Recreational
Level 2 of 4

Generally flat to lightly rolling with just two notable hills but nothing long or steep.

Dates

Third Saturday monthly, April - November

Transfer from Chattanooga at 1:00 pm

Ride at 2:30 pm

Dinner at 6:00 pm

Tour operates with a minimum of 4 people.

Prices

Tour: $99 per person

Electric-assist bicycle rental: $69

Hybrid touring bike rental: $39

Van transfer: $19 per person

All equipment and transportation subject to availability.

  • Ride-along guide
  • Support vehicle
  • Snacks and water en route
  • Potluck dinner at Cedar Grove Community Center
  • $25 per person donation to Cedar Grove Community Center
Maps are for reference only and may not be the actual routes used.
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