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    I need a tour guide for Elijay, GA. .... Any volunteers??

    I will be staying in Blue Ridge, GA. with my family for the entire week of Thanksgiving and plan on bringing my bike with me.

    I'm looking to either ride on Wednesday (11/21) or Friday (11/23). I've posted in the past about good trails in the area and Bears Creek seem to come up quite often. Although I enjoy some of the advanced, more technical rides, I'm not opposed to something a bit more scenic that incorporates some good quick downhills. Coming from Florida, I really want to ride a trail that typifies the N. Georgia mountains.

    I can be availabe anytime on either of those days and am willing to pay for breakfast/lunch or whatever to anyone interested in showing me the ropes. I could go alone but it's always nice going with someone that 'knows' the trails.

    I'm willing to drive north,south,east, or west from Blue Ridge, GA. in search of a good trail.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I'd guide you, but I'll be in FL for Thanksgiving.

    If you get no response here, call Cartecay bikes - they have been known to guide out-of-towners on occasion - http://www.cartecaybikes.com/

    another option is to watch the SORBA forum for group rides that may pop up and tag along. -http://www.sorba.org/modules.php?name=Forums

    P.S. There is a great trail system right in Blue Ridge - Stanley Gap/Flat Creek off of Aska Road.

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    You're ~15 miles from Tanasi and Chilhowee.. Tanasi is an IMBA epic ride.

    tanasi: http://www.sorbachattanooga.org/trai...ate=8&trail=42
    Chilhowee: http://www.sorbachattanooga.org/trai...ate=8&trail=62

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    Post here;

    http://sorba.org/modules.php?name=Forums

    That's home turf for many of those guys (& gals ) Surely someone will be riding there on those days.
    The standing eight count & three knockdown rules are in effect on this trail.

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    Thanks for all the advice.

    Question.....

    Is it possible to see snow around that area during Thanksgiving??
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    Quote Originally Posted by scubastud
    Thanks for all the advice.

    Question.....

    Is it possible to see snow around that area during Thanksgiving??
    possible, but highly unlikely.

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    Do you think the Stanley Gap/ Flat Creek will offer some good scenic shots and quite the workout? I'd love to ride right in Blue RIdge is possible.......less time away from the family in an effort to keep the wife happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scubastud
    Do you think the Stanley Gap/ Flat Creek will offer some good scenic shots and quite the workout? I'd love to ride right in Blue RIdge is possible.......less time away from the family in an effort to keep the wife happy.
    Yes and yes. Stanley Gap with the Flat Creek Loop added is one of the more difficult rides in GA. It kind of reminds me of Pisgah stuff. Here's a link to a ride the Cartecay shop did last weekend with pics to give you an idea of what it's like: http://www.sorba.org/modules.php?nam...wtopic&t=16710

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    You go ride your bike, I'll keep your wife happy...j/k

    Sounds like Stanley and Flat Creek are right up your ally. Not as scenic as the overlook on Bear Creek but this time of year you will get some views off the top ridge line. Workout? Yeah, I'd say you might get the heart rate up some.

    Enjoy!
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    I would ride the Bear Creek and Pinhoti trails if I were in the area. A couple of loops on Bear Creek and then take the two sections of the Pinhoti to the west of the Bear Creek loop. Its an epic ride, those last few miles of Pinhoti are some of the best I have ever ridden.

    PM if you want any maps or information. I'll be out of town for turkey day or else I would be your guide.
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