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today’s ride: river crossing

crossing the Hiwassee River (Bradley County to Meigs County)

crossing the Hiwassee River (Bradley County to Meigs County)

Exquisite day to ride … sunny, not too hot, little wind, no traffic. ¬†Just doesn’t get any better. ūüôā

I’ve done portions of this ride as an out-and-back, but decided to find a way to make it into a loop. ¬†Map My Ride proved to be a very useful tool. ¬†There are limited road crossings over both the river and dealing with the interstate (I-75), but managed to plot a wonderful, low-traffic and picturesque loop. ¬†It touches three counties – starting with Bradley (home), Meigs, and finally McMinn and back into Bradley. ¬†A few hills to make things interesting, but nothing epic. ¬†Otherwise you’ll get lovely gently rolling and smoothly paved rural roads, with a few scenic water crossings.

great pavement, gorgeous scenery (Lower River Road, Bradley Co.)

great pavement, gorgeous scenery (Lower River Road, Bradley Co.)

Two interesting country stores along the way Рthrow-backs to the rural grocery & bait shop days.  The few miles by main road (Hwy 58, Co. Rte. 163 into Calhoun) all have ample, clean and very bikeable wide shoulders.  Literally an entire lane-width of debris-free pavement to keep out of the way of vehicles.

A great distance for a lovely spring or autumn day. ¬†Just doesn’t get much better…

Here’s the link to the mapped route :

View Interactive Map on MapMyRide.com

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