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Apr
24
Sat
Tallapoosa River Pedal-Paddle
Apr 24 all-day
Tallapoosa River Pedal-Paddle

EVENT DETAILS: Our first bike-paddle adventure of the year visits the Dub Denman Canoe Trail on this West Georgia river near the town that shares the river’s name. Seven miles of cycling Haralson County backroads followed by ten miles of paddling on the intimate Tallapoosa. The map below shows the bicycle route in orange and the paddle route in blue. We’ll begin by dropping our boats at our launch site at the Haralson County Water Authority and then drive vehicles to Lazy River Rentals (our take out site). From there we will pedal back to our launch site and begin the paddle trip. Bicycles will be shuttled by Georgia River Network to the take out site.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Registration Fees: $60 ADULTS/$30 17 & UNDER  

Registration fees include shuttle service, river map/guide, liability insurance fees, on-river guide and sag vehicle. 

Event Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Cycling: Our pedal route is on lightly travelled backroads. Participants can travel at their own pace. A sag vehicle will bring up the rear for safety. The 7-mile route takes 30 minutes to a hour and a half to complete. 

Paddling: The paddle route is Class I water with mostly flatwater and only minor shoals. It is suitable for novice paddlers. The 10-mile route will take between 3 and 6 hours to complete. 

Boat Rentals: Need a boat? We’ve got ’em. Tandem sit in kayaks and solo sit on top kayaks are available. You can reserve your boat when you register.

What if I Don’t Want to Bicycle? Bicycling is not mandatory. You are welcome to participate in the paddle, but you will need to arrange your own shuttle with members of your household or other individuals who you associate with regularly. Remember, the reason we do the bicycle shuttles is to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus by putting people from different households in vehicles together. 

COVID-19 Protocols: All participants must follow social-distancing guidelines. This includes wearing face coverings during times at the launch site, take out site and other locations during the event in which appropriate social distancing is not possible. Additionally, we participants must…

Not share equipment, food, water and other supplies.

Maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times when not wearing face coverings. 

Maintain strict hygiene by washing or disinfecting hands frequently; do not touch eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands. 

Finally, do not participate if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or you are feeling ill. Full refunds will be provided. 

 

Once you are registered, complete logistical details will be e-mailed to you prior to the event. 

May
8
Sat
Ocmulgee River Pedal-Paddle
May 8 all-day
Ocmulgee River Pedal-Paddle

TRIP DETAILS: This 11-mile bike and 8-mile paddle takes us to Middle Georgia for a celebration of the Ocmulgee’s wildest game: wild hogs. The journey will coincide with Abbeville’s Ocmulgee Wild Hog Festival. We’ll begin by dropping our boats at Ochise Landing in Dodge County, and then drive our vehicles to Half Moon Landing. From there, we’ll cycle back to Ochise Landing to begin the paddle. Bicycles will be shuttled by Georgia River Network to Half Moon Landing.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Registration Fees: $60 ADULTS/$30 17 & UNDER 

Registration fees include shuttle service, river map/guide, liability insurance fees, on-river guide and sag vehicle.

Event Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cycling: Our pedal route runs for a short distance along U.S. 280, a relatively heavily travelled road, and then follows a lightly travelled state highway. The last 0.4 mile is on improved dirt road. Participants can travel at their own pace. A sag vehicle will bring up the rear for safety. The 11.4-mile route takes 45 minutes to 2 hours to complete.

Paddling: The paddle route is Class I water with mostly flatwater with one surprising, but minor shoal. It is suitable for novice paddlers. The 7.8-mile route will take between 3 and 5 hours to complete. We’ll have the option of paddling a short distance upstream from our launch site to visit a blue hole spring run.

Boat Rentals: Need a boat? We’ve got ’em. Tandem sit in kayaks and solo sit on top kayaks are available. You can reserve your boat when you register.

Ocmulgee Wild Hog Festival: Our paddle trip coincides with the Ocmulgee Wild Hog Festival in Abbeville which runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Lions Park. At the festival, you can view wild hogs captured from the Ocmulgee River swamps, watch the hog dog baying contest and the kid’s pig chase. Food and arts and crafts exhibits as well. Click here to learn more. 

What if I Don’t Want to Bicycle? Bicycling is not mandatory. You are welcome to participate in the paddle, but you will need to arrange your own shuttle with members of your household or other individuals who you associate with regularly. Remember, the reason we do the bicycle shuttles is to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus by putting people from different households in vehicles together.

COVID-19 Protocols: All participants must follow social-distancing guidelines. This includes wearing face coverings during times at the launch site, take out site and other locations during the event in which appropriate social distancing is not possible. Additionally, we participants must…

Not share equipment, food, water and other supplies.

Maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times when not wearing face coverings.

Maintain strict hygiene by washing or disinfecting hands frequently; do not touch eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.

Finally, do not participate if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or you are feeling ill. Full refunds will be provided.

 

Once you are registered, complete logistical details will be e-mailed to you prior to the event.

May
15
Sat
South Chickamauga Creek Pedal-Paddle
May 15 @ 6:39 pm – 7:39 pm
South Chickamauga Creek Pedal-Paddle

EVENT DETAILS: In far Northwest Georgia’s Tennessee River basin we’ll explore this intimate creek that flows through Ringgold and on toward Chattanooga where it empties into the Tennessee River. We’ll begin by dropping our boats at the Lafayette Street launch site in Ringgold and then drive our vehicles to the Graysville take out site. From there we will cycle back to Lafayette Street and begin our paddle trip. Georgia River Network will shuttle bicycles to the Graysville take out site.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

Registration Fees: $60 ADULTS/$30 17 & UNDER

Registration fees include shuttle service, river map/guide, liability insurance fees, on-river guide and sag vehicle. 

Event Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Cycling: Our pedal route runs along lightly travelled secondary roads and a relatively heavily-travelled state highway before entering the City of Ringgold. Alternative routes to the state highway will be utilized where available. Participants can travel at their own pace. A sag vehicle will bring up the rear for safety. The 8.8-mile route takes 40 minutes to an hour and a half to complete. 

Paddling: The paddle route is Class I water with some small shoals. It is suitable for novice paddlers. The 12-mile route will take between 5 and 7 hours to complete.  

Boat Rentals: Need a boat? We’ve got ’em. Tandem sit in kayaks and solo sit on top kayaks are available. You can reserve your boat when you register.

What if I Don’t Want to Bicycle? Bicycling is not mandatory. You are welcome to participate in the paddle, but you will need to arrange your own shuttle with members of your household or other individuals who you associate with regularly. Remember, the reason we do the bicycle shuttles is to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus by putting people from different households in vehicles together. 

COVID-19 Protocols: All participants must follow social-distancing guidelines. This includes wearing face coverings during times at the launch site, take out site and other locations during the event in which appropriate social distancing is not possible. Additionally, we participants must…

Not share equipment, food, water and other supplies.

Maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times when not wearing face coverings. 

Maintain strict hygiene by washing or disinfecting hands frequently; do not touch eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands. 

Finally, do not participate if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or you are feeling ill. Full refunds will be provided. 

 

Once you are registered, complete logistical details will be e-mailed to you prior to the event. 

May
16
Sun
Craft for a Cause: Save the Swamp
May 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Craft for a Cause: Save the Swamp @ Dry County Brewing Co.

Raise a pint to the Okefenokee Swamp at Craft for a Cause!

Come out to Dry County Brewing Co. in Kennesaw to support Georgia River Network in our fight to protect the Okefenokee Swamp from mining. The afternoon will feature a Vibe Kayaks raffle, live music by Rob Jordan & Friends, refreshments, trivia prizes and more. All raffle proceeds and a portion of the brewery’s sales will go to defending the Okefenokee Swamp against a proposed mine that threatens to alter the water levels in the swamp. Click here to learn more about the cause. This event will also be livestreamed to Georgia River Network’s Facebook Page.

 

Click here to learn more and purchase raffle tickets!

May
29
Sat
Tugaloo River Water Trail Celebration Paddle
May 29 all-day
Tugaloo River Water Trail Celebration Paddle

Along the Georgia-South Carolina line, the Tugaloo River Water Trail take you over gentle shoals to the backwaters of Lake Hartwell with a side trip to a beautiful waterfall on Longnose Creek. We’ll explore this historic 10-mile stretch of river followed by a celebration dinner and ribbon cutting designating the Tugaloo River as an established water trail. This event follow social distance guidelines on shuttle buses and spaced, outdoor seating for dinner.

 

Click here for trip details and to register.

Jun
20
Sun
Paddle Georgia on the Flint River
Jun 20 – Jun 26 all-day
Paddle Georgia on the Flint River

2021’s version of Paddle Georgia will feature seven days of paddling and on-river camping covering nearly 100 miles of the Flint River in Southwest Georgia between Cordele and Bainbridge. Limestone bluffs, playful shoals and beautiful blue hole springs highlight this adventure. Catered meals and full amenities included. Event is limited to less than 24 paddlers who commit to raising $1000 or more in the Paddle Georgia 2021 Canoe-a-thon!

Jul
24
Sat
Chattahoochee River Pedal-Paddle
Jul 24 all-day
Chattahoochee River Pedal-Paddle

EVENT DETAILS: Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee, it gets hotter…but we’ll cool off in the river and its tributaries as we make a 12-mile run on an historic section of the river featuring Bushhead and Daniel shoals and Hilly Mill and Redbone Creek Falls. The 11-mile bike ride explores backroads of Heard counties. We’ll start by dropping our boats at historic Hollingsworth Ferry and then drive our vehicles to Franklin’s boat ramp. From there we’ll cycle back to Hollingsworth Ferry to begin our paddle. Georgia River Network will then shuttle bicycles from Hollingsworth Ferry to Franklin. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Registration Fees: $60 ADULTS/$30 17 & UNDER 

Registration fees include shuttle service, river map/guide, liability insurance fees, on-river guide and sag vehicle. 

Event Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Cycling: Our pedal route runs on lightly-traveled roads with nearly half the journey on improved dirt roads (road bikes are not recommended for this trip)  A sag vehicle will bring up the rear for safety. The 11.2-mile route takes 1 to 2 hours to complete. 

Paddling: The paddle route is Class I-II water with two significant shoals–Bushhead Shoals and Daniel Shoals. Bushhead Shoals is a series of small ledges. Daniel Shoals, a borderline Class II shoal, is the most challenging rapid on the Chattahoochee downstream of Peachtree Creek in Atlanta. Safety boaters will be stationed here to direct paddlers to the best route to navigate this 2-foot ledge. Arrangements may also be made to visit Hilly Mill Falls, a beautiful waterfall on the creek of the same name located a short distance from the creek’s confluence with the river. The 12.2-mile route will take between 5 and 7 hours to complete. 

Boat Rentals: Need a boat? We’ve got ’em. Tandem sit in kayaks and solo sit on top kayaks are available. You can reserve your boat when you register.

What if I Don’t Want to Bicycle? Bicycling is not mandatory. You are welcome to participate in the paddle, but you will need to arrange your own shuttle with members of your household or other individuals who you associate with regularly. Remember, the reason we do the bicycle shuttles is to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus by putting people from different households in vehicles together. 

COVID-19 Protocols: All participants must follow social-distancing guidelines. This includes wearing face coverings during times at the launch site, take out site and other locations during the event in which appropriate social distancing is not possible. Additionally, we participants must…

Not share equipment, food, water and other supplies.

Maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times when not wearing face coverings. 

Maintain strict hygiene by washing or disinfecting hands frequently; do not touch eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands. 

Finally, do not participate if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or you are feeling ill. Full refunds will be provided. 

 

Once you are registered, complete logistical details will be e-mailed to you prior to the event. 

Aug
21
Sat
Oostanaula River Pedal-Paddle
Aug 21 all-day
Oostanaula River Pedal-Paddle

EVENT DETAILS: We’re going on a mussel hunt in the Coosa River basin of Northwest Georgia! This 11.5-mile bike ride and 13.3-mile paddle explores this river that’s known for its robust population of freshwater mussels as well as interesting navigational structures built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers more than 100 years ago. We’ll begin our trip by dropping our boats at the Ga. 156 boat ramp, and then driving to the Ga. 140 boat ramp to park our vehicles. From there, we’ll cycle back to our launch site. Georgia River Network will shuttle bicycles from the launch site to take out site. 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT 

Registration Fees: $60 ADULTS/$30 17 & UNDER 

Registration fees include shuttle service, river map/guide, liability insurance fees, on-river guide and sag vehicle. 

Event Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Cycling: Our pedal route runs along lightly travelled rural backroads and state highways. A sag vehicle will bring up the rear for safety. The 11.5-mile route takes 45 minutes to 2 hours to complete. 

Paddling: The paddle route is Class I water with mostly flatwater with some small shoals. It is suitable for novice paddlers. The 13.3-mile route will take between 5 and 8 hours to complete. 

Boat Rentals: Need a boat? We’ve got ’em. Tandem sit in kayaks and solo sit on top kayaks are available. You can reserve your boat when you register. 

What if I Don’t Want to Bicycle? Bicycling is not mandatory. You are welcome to participate in the paddle, but you will need to arrange your own shuttle with members of your household or other individuals who you associate with regularly. Remember, the reason we do the bicycle shuttles is to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus by putting people from different households in vehicles together. 

COVID-19 Protocols: All participants must follow social-distancing guidelines. This includes wearing face coverings during times at the launch site, take out site and other locations during the event in which appropriate social distancing is not possible. Additionally, we participants must…

Not share equipment, food, water and other supplies.

Maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times when not wearing face coverings. 

Maintain strict hygiene by washing or disinfecting hands frequently; do not touch eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands. 

Finally, do not participate if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or you are feeling ill. Full refunds will be provided. 

 

Once you are registered, complete logistical details will be e-mailed to you prior to the event. 

Sep
11
Sat
Oconee River Pedal-Paddle
Sep 11 all-day
Oconee River Pedal-Paddle

EVENT DETAILS: Athens and the Oconee River is our destination on this adventure. This 15-mile bike ride and 11-mile paddle takes us to historic Barnett Shoals and Scull Shoals to explore historic ruins of old mill villages. We’ll begin our adventure by dropping our boats at historic Barnett Shoals Dam, take a tour of the ruins of the mill village that was once powered by the dam, and then drive our vehicles to our take out site in the Oconee National Forest. From there we will cycle back to Barnett Shoals to begin our paddle. Along the paddle route, we’ll stop to see the the ghost town of Scull Shoals, a 19th century mill village where ruins of the mill buildings remain. Georgia River Network will shuttle bicycles to our take out site.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT

Registration Fees: $60 ADULTS/$30 17 & UNDER TBD.

Registration fees include shuttle service, river map/guide, liability insurance fees, on-river guide and sag vehicle.

Event Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cycling: Our pedal route runs for a distance along  Ga. 15, a moderately-travelled state highway before diverting on to lightly-travelled backroads for the remainder of the route. Short portions at the beginning and end of the trip are on improved dirt roads. Participants can travel at their own pace. A sag vehicle will bring up the rear for safety. The 15-mile route takes 1 to 2 hours to complete.

Paddling: The paddle route is Class I–mostly flatwater. It is suitable for novice paddlers. The 10.8-mile route will take between 4 and 6 hours to complete.

Boat Rentals: Need a boat? We’ve got ’em. Tandem sit in kayaks and solo sit on top kayaks are available. You can reserve your boat when you register.

What if I Don’t Want to Bicycle? Bicycling is not mandatory. You are welcome to participate in the paddle, but you will need to arrange your own shuttle with members of your household or other individuals who you associate with regularly. Remember, the reason we do the bicycle shuttles is to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus by putting people from different households in vehicles together.

COVID-19 Protocols: All participants must follow social-distancing guidelines. This includes wearing face coverings during times at the launch site, take out site and other locations during the event in which appropriate social distancing is not possible. Additionally, we participants must…

Not share equipment, food, water and other supplies.

Maintain social distancing of 6 feet at all times when not wearing face coverings.

Maintain strict hygiene by washing or disinfecting hands frequently; do not touch eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands.

Finally, do not participate if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or you are feeling ill. Full refunds will be provided.

 

Once you are registered, complete logistical details will be e-mailed to you prior to the event.

Sep
18
Sat
Ochlockonee River & Spring Creek
Sep 18 – Sep 19 all-day
Ochlockonee River & Spring Creek

Join us on the Ochlockonee River Water Trail and Spring Creek for two days of paddling in Southwest Georgia with camping, catered meals and full amenities at nearby Birdsong Nature Center. More details coming soon!