The home of Project Road Share in Good Hope and staging area for all of our rides is the Good Hope City Park, 169 Hwy 83 South, Good Hope GA 30641, across from the Good Hope General Store (get directions).
At the park you will find many cycling-friendly amenities: a large parking area, water, bike racks, a picnic shelter and a large kiosk with a map outlining our identified rides.
Across the street from the park you will find our partner the Good Hope General Store (get directions). The store provides porta- potties outside for your use. Inside you can refresh with a cold drink or a slice of pizza and find basic cycling supplies for sale.
The area around Good Hope is a wonderful place to bicycle. The scenic, smooth and low traffic roads attract many popular cycling events such as BRAG, Tour de Oconee, the Teardrop Metric Century, Spin for Kids, and the Tony Serrano Century. There are many markings on the roads to provide directions for these events. Please do not be confused by any markings you see for these once-a-year events. The routes provided on this web site are NOT marked but riders should be able to follow the maps and cue sheets below.
10 mile route-This route is good for riders who are beginning to ride on public roads. These roads have low traffic and few hills. Please make your sure your bike is in good condition, you are familiar with its operation and that you know the basic rules for safe riding. Have fun!
23 mile route-Are you ready to stretch your cycling legs a
little further? Enjoy cycling through wooded stretches, over creeks, past
pastures and some lovely homes. Be sure to be prepared with plenty of water, a
basic tool kit in case of a flat tire and a cell phone.
30 mile route-This route is mostly flat with few turns or stop signs making it ideal for time trial training, pace line practice or if you just don’t like climbing hills. There is a store in Fairplay at mile 11.5.
48 mile north ride-This ride travels through Bishop, North High Shoals and Bostwick. There are convenience stores at miles 25 and 38. There is usually water available at the Portico just south of North High Shoals. This route is somewhat more challenging than the South route. Use caution on Aycock Road as there is some loose sand there.
50 mile south route-This ride follows rural, rolling terrain through Social Circle, Fairplay and Bostwick. There are convenience stores at miles 16, 26 and 41. This should be considered a moderate ride.
There are many miles of excellent cycling to be enjoyed in the area of Good Hope and these routes touch on just some of them. We will add more routes and if you have any questions or comments, please contact me, Paul Jones, at pbjones8514 [at] yahoo.com
Paul Jones is a resident of Walton County and an avid cyclist. He and his wife Joyce are the organizers of the very popular Tony Serrano Century Ride (see the link on our links page). Paul is actively involved in bicycling advocacy both locally and state-wide. He compiled all of our rides from his personal collection of rides.