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Offline rdunn0589

Dahlonega GA to Tallahassee FL Winter Route?
« on: August 15, 2014, 04:37:39 pm »
Hey I am new to this site and bike touring in general. I was just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for biking routes across Georgia during the winter. I will be starting in Dahlonega GA around february and heading south to Tallahassee where I will join the Southern Tier Route to New Mexico. I tried to use google maps to get a route, but I am just not sure if the route it suggests will be the best one, especially if I do it in the winter.

I am mostly concerned about road closures in the winter and specific roads that I should avoid or seek out.
Here is a link to the route suggestions from google maps :,+GA/Tallahassee,+FL/@30.8651161,-82.9980552,8z/data=!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x885f663a6c225031:0x4107f4a9601eba83!2m2!1d-83.9843953!2d34.5261465!1m5!1m1!1s0x88ec8a5187124b53:0xebee077ad4fdb1f8!2m2!1d-84.2807329!2d30.4382559!3e1

Thanks for all your help!

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Dahlonega GA to Tallahassee FL Winter Route?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 07:27:10 pm »
Two thoughts.  First, I'd take the eastern route to avoid metropolitan Atlanta.  Second, most of the south, including most of Georgia, deals with snow on the roads by waiting a day or two for it to melt.  You're unlikely to have a road closure that lasts for more than a couple days, and if you do run into one, it'll close all the roads in the area.