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Riding info around Kings Bay Naval Station(3 posts)

Riding info around Kings Bay Naval StationBrianU
Sep 9, 2001 9:39 PM
I will be going to Kings Bay Naval Station around the last week of October. Can anyone tell me about the riding there? Is it a bike friendly place? I will more than likely box up my Lemond and have my wife ship it to me, but if there is any great mountain biking near there, I might consider sending the Zaskar instead. I will be spending 5 weeks there without a car, but as long as I can get in some good riding I will not lose my sanity. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
That's in Georgia, right?bianchi boy
Sep 10, 2001 5:45 AM
I used to live in South Georgia, in Valdosta as well as Savannah. Lots of good cycling down there as long as you get off the main roads. It's very flat but the winds (sea breezes) can wear you down if you hit 'em wrong. Check for the website for BRAG (Bicycle Ride Across Georgia) for links to bike clubs in that area -- www.brag.org, I think. The bike club in Savannah is fairly active, or used to be. Savannah is the most beautiful city in the Eastern US and it's OK for putzing around on a bike. Most of the cyclist there ride out at Hunter Army Air Field, or head out the rural roads west of the city.

Sorry to digress, but while you are down in that area, make sure you visit the Okefenokee Swamp. It is incredible. You have to make reservations to go on overnight canoe trips, but it is an adventure that you will always remember. Huge alligators everywhere. Canoe all day on trails, sleep on platforms are the few islands at night. Bring bug repellent. The black-water rivers in S. Georgia (like the Satilla, Suwannee) are also great for canoe trips. Also check out Cumberland Island, which is my favorite beach anywhere, hands down. You also need reservations to visit there and they limit the number of people allowed each day. Incredible live oak forests, huge sand dunes, untouched beaches with shells lying everywhere, and remnants of a huge mansion built by Andrew Carnegie. I think you can ride mountain bikes on Cumberland, but you better check with the Park Service on that, as the island is a wilderness area.

I think psychdoc lives in Valdosta. He could probably give you more suggestions.
Sure is.BrianU
Sep 10, 2001 11:43 AM
Thanks for the info. Sounds like I should be able to find something good to do to occupy my weekends. I will be looking into one of those overnight canoe trips.