Silver Comet Trip – Cave Spring, GA – Out and back

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Scheduled dates:
October 29 – 30, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)
ALSO TAKING REQUESTS FOR DATES IN 2016.  If you have a date in mind for a 2 day adventure, please e-mail me to set it up.  It will be dependent on the availability of the Inn.  You may contact me at celeste@secyclingtours.com.
NOTE: A  minimum of 7 guests are required for this trip to take place. Bring friends!
Rates depend on the room that you select:
Room 1 – Q  bed w/private bath- $290 single occ./$250 ea. dbl. occ.
Room 2- Q bed w/private bath- $290 single occ./$250 ea. dbl. occ.
Room 3 – Dbl. bed w/shared bath- $265 single/$230 ea. dbl. occ.
Room 4 – Dbl. bed w/shared bath – $265 single/$230 ea.  dbl. occ.
Room 5 – Dbl. bed w/shared bath – $265 single/$230 ea. dbl. occ.
Room 6 –  2 Tw. beds w/shared bath – $245 single/$215 ea. dbl. occ.
Please indicate which room you are requesting when you send your e-mail.  A $25 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of making the reservation. Make your check out to Southeastern Cycling Tours, LLC and mail it to 115 Parkview Drive, Marietta, GA 30060. Balance due 30 days prior to travel date.  Payment requested by same method.
This overnight bicycling trip in Georgia on the Silver Comet Trail will take us through some lovely Georgia farmland and over rolling hills into Cedartown, Georgia.  Along the way you will have rest stops at Tara Drummond and Rockmart for beverages and snacks.  We will have the same rest stops on the return trip the next day.  There will be one ride leader on the road with you and one SAG vehicle assisting.
Upon reaching Cedartown, we will then jump off of the trail for lunch at one of the local eateries and then ride or drive about 10 miles into Cave Spring, GA.  Those electing to ride in the van to Cave Spring will have time to change at the Depot in Cedartown.  This lovely little town was featured in a Georgia Public Broadcast edition of Georgia Traveler.  See the link below to get a sneak peek of the town and your accommodations.
www.gpb.org/georgiatraveler/203-hearn
Our overnight lodging in Cave Spring will be at the Historic Hearn Inn which was built in 1839 as a dormitory for the Manual Labor School.  Lovingly restored by the Cave Spring Historical Society, the Inn is furnished with lovely antiques.  The charm of the Inn, enhanced by  the furnishings, high ceilings and wide pine floors will  enchant you.  We will have the entire Inn to ourselves to rock on the porch, visit in the sunroom or in one of several parlors.
Upon arriving it has been highly recommended that you swim in the 1.5 acre spring fed mineral swimming lake located behind the Inn.  The lake was built by the CCC in the shape of the state of Georgia.  The water flows out of the spring in the cave at the rate of 2 million+ gallons a day and the water is refreshing and invigorating!  After swimming we will get cleaned up so that  you can explore the cave or one of the many antique and gift shops located in the town.  We will carry back for you the precious treasures that you find (so long as they are not overly large). The pool is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year.
Cave Spring recently had signage erected designating them as part of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Original Route as a Cherokee Cabin from en encampment was recently discovered behind a hotel there.  Excavation and restoration of the cabin is underway.
Dinner will be at the local steakhouse, Lindie Marie’s. The cost of dinner is not included in the cost of the tour as we want you to feel free to have whatever delicacy strikes your fancy.  A fresh hot breakfast will be cooked and served at the Inn by your Tour leaders the next morning before we begin our ride back to Atlanta.
The pace of this ride is casual at 12-14 mph. As mentioned, there will be a couple of stops along the way to keep you hydrated and nourished for the 37 – 63 mile ride each day.