BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A coastal community is gearing up to welcome about 1,200 cyclists this summer as the final stop on the 43rd Bicycle Ride Across Georgia.
The riders are scheduled arrive in the port city of Brunswick on June 11 after spending a week pedaling roughly 55 miles (88 kilometers) a day. Organizers estimate 1,200 or more cyclists will participate.
The ride was planned as a tour of Georgia farm country. After starting June 4 in Columbus, riders will pass through cities including Thomaston, Perry, Dublin, Hazlehurst and Jesup — often stopping at local farms and sampling produce along the way. 300×250 image ad “We ride across Georgia just taking in the beauty of the state in various areas of the state,” said Anita Collins, who coaches a Brunswick cycling club taking part in the ride.
Collins told The Brunswick News that she hopes crowds with flags and banners will turn out in downtown Brunswick to welcome cyclists when they finish the nearly 400-mile (643-kilometer) ride. 300×250 image ad