Cave Spring economy depends on tourists Posted: Sunday, October 25, 2015 10:00 am by Doug Walker, Rome News-Tribune “Quaint” is a word that frequently comes to mind when people think of Cave Spring. Downtown Development Director Sandra Lindsey likes that — but “thriving” is the word she’d really like associated with the historic small town in southern Floyd County. “Remembering the past, improving the present, and building a strong future. Making available resources that encourage growth and prosperity while improving the quality of life,” is the DDA’s mission statement. Lindsey is the first to admit that there are still a few too many empty storefronts downtown. ThereRead More →

There’s no place like Rome for the 26th annual Up the Creek Without a Pedal Century Ride.  The ride will again leave from the Forum in downtown Rome and head north to the scenic roads and hills of Northwest Georgia.  Also returning are post-ride lunch tokens to be redeemed at various downtown restaurants. New this year, a 13 mile paved trail ride along the Heritage Trail system for families. Registration will be online December 1 at Up the Creek is presented by TRED and Coosa Valley Cycling Association.Read More →

by Doug Walker, Rome News-Tribune Three new shade-sail rest areas have been completed along the Oostanaula River levee trail, thanks to funding from a $69,105 2011 Georgia Recreational Trails Program grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Two of the new shade-sail rest areas are located between the Second Avenue and Fifth Avenue bridges, and a third is located midway between the Fifth Avenue bridge and Turner McCall Boulevard bridge. All three are equipped with benches and concrete pads. Four more stations are being added to the network.  One is behind Etowah Terrace along the Kingfisher trail beside the Etowah River. One is being builtRead More →

With all the talk lately in Rome and Floyd County about trails, TRED thought it would be good to share some trail verbiage so we can all speak the same language to the WIMBY’s (Want It In My Backyard) and continue our push to make Rome and Floyd County and beyond a healthy, economically viable, recreation and tourist destination by investing in trails. More →

Thanks for those that braved the heat and raced in the 777 event last night at Jackson Hill!  July 7, 7pm, 7K, get it? We loved seeing both old and new faces supporting TRED.  Congratulations to Dustin Little for being the overall winner! See below for the list of winners: finalresults 2015 777 The next race in the Lucky Seven’s Race Series is Sunday, August 30 at 2pm, a 5K and 1-mile fun walk. Register online at, at Cycle Therapy Bike Shop, or one hour prior to race day.Read More →