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Join Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park
in bringing biking dollars to Coweta
Supporters of new bike trails at Chattahoochee Bend State Park say that bike trails just make good business sense, and they’re rolling out a new campaign to help educate the community on this point.
According to Friends of Chattahoochee Bend State Park, some 8.3 million Americans enjoy mountain biking, and 198,000 of them live within 100 miles of Chattahoochee Bend. The Friends note that Coldwater Mountain’s bike trails in Anniston, Alabama are estimated to add $1.9 to $5.9 million per year to the Anniston economy, and a NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) High School Racing Event has an economic impact of $400,000 on the Auburn, Alabama economy.
Local leaders say it’s time to bring some of these biking dollars to Coweta County. The Friends of Chattahoochee Bend group has launched a new Trail Fund to create a mountain bike trail system. These trails will include a beginner to intermediate trail highlighting the Chattahoochee River Basin, a gateway trail for beginners and families new to mountain biking, intermediate trails with a “back country” feel, and more advanced trails with boulder and rock formations.
Supporters of the project are encouraging everyone to “Support The Bend Destination Trail” by sharing posts about the project on social media using the hashtag #trailsaregoodforbusiness.
“Since ‘quality of life’ is one of our Pillars of Prosperity at the Newnan-Coweta Chamber, this project is a perfect fit for our Chamber members to get behind,” said Chamber President and CEO Candace Boothby. “Encouraging our citizens to make use of our wonderful state park while also benefiting the local economy is simply a win-win idea for everyone.”
For more information or to donate to the trail fund, visit bendfriend.org.

Get here early next Friday

Gates open at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 29th for TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band. Georgia’s-own Jontavious Willis will open the concert beginning at 8 p.m. Kimble’s Food by Design will be serving a fresh-off-the-grill menu. Don’t miss the $1 off pint special from 7 – 7:30 p.m. on the Great Lawn!

Order your meal or party platter in advance and pick it up at the concert! Check out all of the great options from 505 Eats, Mighty Joe’s, and Splendid Events here. Orders must be submitted directly to the restaurants by Tuesday, September 26th. 

The VIP parking lot will open at 5:30 p.m. Please have your parking ticket ready to be scanned at the entrance gate. All patrons must park in the numbered space designated on the ticket. Violators will be towed.

For public parking options, check out our area map online. Please read over

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