Cedar Grove Loop

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Very similar to the Rico Starr Loop, the Cedar Grove Loop is twice as long, offering more of the serene, picturesque country atmosphere. Due to the length, it's recommended for intermediate to advanced cyclists; however, if you're a novice and have some time to kill, this could be a great option for you as well! Be sure to pack a lot of water for this long haul. This is also a great opportunity to explore the quaint little community of Serenbe, which can easily become an all-day affair. Be sure to check out Peachtree Bikes while you're there!

Written by

Danielle Tracy


42.0 miles

Destination Distance From Downtown

24.4 miles


3 of 5 diamonds

Time To Complete

3 hours


All Seasons

Dog Friendly


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Similar to the Rico Starr Loop, the ever popular Cedar Grove Loop begins in the quaint, peaceful area of Serenbe, located in the beautiful Chatthoochee Hills, and is devoid of excessive traffic.  If you love being able to ride on the street and be around nature, you’ll love this one!  Located about 30 miles from the heart of Atlanta, this 42 mile route takes you through the small, sparsely populated cities of Chattahoochee Hills and Palmetto. It boasts some gorgeous views along the way, as you ride through several wooded areas, alongside huge open fields filled with beautiful wildflowers, and plenty of farmland. 

This is one of those rides where you will literally be tempted to stop and smell the roses.  The homes and barns that can be seen along the way are a mixture of both new and old; some dilapidated, and some sparkling and new, with no real rhyme or reason. The Cedar Grove Loop is a great ride if you’re looking for a more scenic and relaxing atmosphere where you can still get a great workout.  Another advantage is that you don’t have toworry about dodging traffic quite as much as you would in and around Metro Atlanta.  The small population in the area makes itextremely peaceful and quiet, which anyone will appreciate.  Most of the pavement along the way is very smooth, and conducive to a very serene ride; however, there are a few bumpy spots on these country roads, but nothing excessively jarring.  The peaceful ride makes the occasional bumpiness and the drive out there absolutely worth it.

What Makes It Great

Because you will be right in the heart of Serenbe, there are several cute cafes and restaurants to hit that offer healthy snacks and meals.  The BlueEyed Daisy Café offers snacks and smaller meals, while The Hil offers moresubstantial meals; both are farm to table eateries, procuring almost all of theingredients from the local farms in the area. On Saturdays, there is also a local farmer’s market from 9am to noonthat offers a variety of sustainable local organics.  If your legs aren’t aching terribly after your ride, you may want to take a stroll around the adorable little neighborhoods and the labyrinth of wooded trails that connect them to each other and the local shops.  

Who is Going to Love It

This ride is very suitable for novices, experts and both the young and old alike.  It is great for anyone looking for an escape from the ever-busy, highly trafficked area of Atlanta. Be sure to pack a water bottle, as there aren’t many places to stop along this route once you exit the Serenbe community.   This may quickly become one of your favorite cycling spots if you’re up for the 42 mile challenge!

Directions, Parking, & Regulations

You can park on the street for free, right in front of Peachtree Bikes.  If you’re there during business hours, feel free to stop in and check out their shop; the staff there is extremely friendly, and willing to answer any cycling questions you may have, and give you some pointers about the Rico Starr Loop,as many of them frequent it.  The route will take you along Highway 70, but don’t be alarmed; it isn’t a dangerous roadway to cycle upon, as it is hardly ever inundated with cars, and the extra lanes provides a more comfortable space between you the infrequent passing cars.  Being that this route is twice as long as the Rico Starr Loop, it takes you out a little farther out, which is great if you’ve got lots of time to kill, or you’re just looking to explore the country a bit more.

Written by Danielle Tracy for RootsRated.

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