I recently finished a two-day 121 mile bike trip with my dad and brother on the Silver Comet Trail, a paved trail stretching from Smyrna, Georgia to the eastern border of Alabama. If you’re interested in the specs/history of the trail, you can get all of that info here.
Now that I’ve experienced the trail firsthand, here are a few suggestions for planning your own Silver Comet adventure:
- Use a road bike. We worked way too hard on a mountain bike.
- Stop in Rockmart, GA and eat at Frankie’s Italian Restaurant. Excellent food, great service, and a gigantic wall mural for you to sign.
- Plan for a fall or spring trip. We rode in July and saw temps of 100+ degrees.
- Bring lots of water and a camera. You won’t regret having the water, and if you run out, you can sell the camera and get more.
Feel free to share your own thoughts/experiences below.