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5 Reasons to love Smyrna
In 1988, National Geographic called Smyrna a “redneck” town, spurring angry residents to reinvent their neighborhood, starting with a new town center, which also helped keep Smyrna’s identity from being swallowed by suburban sprawl.
Seven great bicycling routes in metro Atlanta you need to try
When you outgrow riding in your neighborhood and on the well-trodden BeltLine, metro Atlanta presents a wealth of places to explore (or just get lost) on two wheels.
Great Georgia routes and rides for beginner, mountain, gravel, and road cyclists
From easy rides to heart-stopping climbs, metro Atlanta and beyond have plenty of places to get lost on two wheels.
Five spots to find solace in the great outdoors near metro Atlanta
From a quiet monastery in Conyers to a serene bike trail in Dallas, Georgia.
Tech-savvy bike rental programs are rolling far beyond the BeltLine
The February debut of Carrollton’s 50-bike fleet was one of the strongest launches that Zagster, the system’s Massachusetts-based provider, had ever seen. Nationwide, only Kennesaw’s bike-share program had more rides per bike straight out of the gate. As of March, 2,200 people—nearly 10 percent of Carrollton’s population—had signed up.
Bike all the way to ’Bama—or just a mile—on the Silver Comet Trail
This paved former railway cuts a 61.5-mile path from Smyrna to Alabama, passing junk-filled backyards and bucolic pine groves.
3 peaceful pathways to hit when the BeltLine is way too crowded
Tired of shoehorning your way down the Atlanta BeltLine? Escape the crowds at three more peaceful pathways.
Meet the Other Mayors: Pat Vaughn, Powder Springs
In office since 2004, Vaughn raves about Powder Springs’ recent progress: The southwestern Cobb County city of 14,500 straddles the Silver Comet Trail and has prettified its historic downtown.