Post subject: The Georgia Gravel Traverse gravel/bikepacking route Posted: Oct 31, 2019 - 10:41 PM
Joined: Feb 11, 2007
atlbike.org may be pining for the fjords but for those iterested in gravel or bikepacking, a new route across North Georgia is under development.
Some parts of the Georgia Gravel Traverse are still being scouted and so the route is subject to revision but it is very close to what will be its final release. As published today it climbs 29,000 feet over 255 miles from the GA/SC border in the northeast corner of the state to the GA/TN border on the western edge of the Cohutta Mountains.
The GGT uses paved and gravel roads and is more suited to gravel touring and bikepacking than are some of the more intense MTB specific time trial and bikepacking routes such as TNGA and Cohutta Cat. It's still tough but with proper planning, one could make it a leisurely week long trip using a normal gravel bike.
Scouting is ongoing and the first full end-to-end ride is planned for the spring of 2020.
Let me know if you have any questions or want to ride parts or all of it. A section of the easternmost part of the route near Rabun Bald will be ridden in the upcoming weeks as a done-in-a-day loop. All are welcome.
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