A remote and daunting bikepacking race/ride in Georgia.. how tough could that be? Think again.


Date: August 19, 2017

Time: 8:00 am


Cost: Free


Organizer: Derek Kozlowski and Mike Honcho


Mountain Rest

Mountain Rest, SC United States

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The Trans North Georgia Adventure is a 350-mile mountain bike route through the mountains of northern GA on trails, forest roads and paved roads featuring challenging terrain, beautiful scenery and over 56,000 ft of climbing. Approximately 72% of the route is unpaved, and the journey from the South Carolina border westward across the Chattahoochee National Forest and Cohutta Wilderness to the Georgia-Alabama border west of Rome, Ga is a beast.

Billed as an adventure — ‘not a race’ — finishing times are recorded and documented for comparison. But, there is no podium nor prize. The current record is held by Eddie O’dea at 1:14:57 (2013). Participants are required to register, sign a waiver, and carry a SPOT tracker, but there is no fee to participate.

The race starts near Mountain Rest South Carolina. For more details on the route, check out our photos and route guide, here.

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