December 15, 2016 By Doug Walker Associate Editor DWalker@RN-T.com A group organizing biking and walking trails on land donated to the city of Rome by General Electric got some more help from the company Thursday. Rome GE executive Cody Platt presented Trails for Recreation and Economic Development officials with a check for $5,000. The money will be used for the advancement of walking and biking trails at the park being generated on the 123-acre tract. “A portion will likely be set aside for ongoing maintenance of the trails,” said TRED President Julie Smith. Some of the funds are also slated to be used for the
JULY 14, 2016 the rules of the road Lindsey ENFORCEMENT, SAFETY, TIPS 7 Comments It can be hard to figure out what the hell you should be doing out there in the vast wilderness of traffic. People get angry about pretty much every behavior. Someone will get mad at you for following the law precisely, while someone else gets mad that you harmlessly break the law. Car-driving commenters love to rail about how bikers break the law and use that as an argument for why we shouldn’t invest in bike infrastructure or encourage cycling. Bike-riding commenters complain about drivers parking in the bike lane or pedestrians walking on bike paths. It’s all a hot mess.
Seven TRED volunteers braved the early morning Georgia heat and humidity and begun marking the trails through the woods at the old GE site off Redmond Road Saturday. Now the property of the City of Rome, these future trails will give Romans a wonderful place to walk, run, or bike in nature along relatively flat terrain and when completed, there will be 4 miles of twisting routes for all ages to enjoy plus a 1-mile walking path along the perimeter. This public-private trail building partnership between the City of Rome government and TRED, is the second project to be undertaken with the first project being
Over 530 cyclists rode the beautiful roads in Rome and Floyd County on April 30 during the 26th annual Up the Creek Without a Pedal Century Ride, co-sponsored by TRED and Coosa Valley Cycling Association. Ride options ranged from the 13 mile Heritage Trail ride upwards to the 109 century route that ventured into Walker County. For the second year in a row riders departed from the Town Green and were able to enjoy lunch at local restaurants, a favorite feature of the riders. Also a favorite feature of the ride was the delicious homemade strawberry ice cream that awaited riders at the LCCL
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, April 30, 2016 for the 26th Annual Up the Creek Ride. There’s no place like Rome for the best ride of the spring. The ride will again leave downtown Rome at the Forum and wind through the beautiful and rolling hills of Northwest Georgia. There will again be post-ride lunch tokens to be redeemed at participating downtown restaurants. New this year will be a 13.5 mile trail ride for families. Online registration will be live on December 1. Watch for details. Up the Creek is presented by TRED and Coosa Valley Cycling Association. Questions? Julie@cycletherapy.us