On Sept. 12, the Pecan City Pedalers’ “Nuts on Wheels” will host their 6th annual Nut Roll, a fully-supported, well-organized event starting and ending at the Parks at Chehaw. Ride options are 30-, 42-, 62- and 102-mile loops that gently twist and turn through scenic country roads lined with mossy oaks, old barns, cotton fields, and peaceful meadows.
The group’s volunteers pride themselves on their good-ole’ Southern hospitality that graces rest stops in Leesburg, Bronwood and Plains. Complimentary snacks, homemade goodies and drinks are available so you can rest and hydrate and enjoy the remainder of your ride.
It might make you pedal a little faster to know that President Jimmy Carter has been known to make a surprise appearance at the rest stop in Plains, located at the Welcome Center. This is the halfway point for century riders and now has the newly added option for slower riders to enjoy lunch at 11 am. Others may save their appetite for the professionally catered meal back at home base, the Park Education Center.
Another perk to this ride is the mostly flat southwest Georgia terrain making it possible for many of the lead group of riders to average more than 20 miles per hour. The Nut Roll features unique upright signage making it easy to see from a distance and takes the guesswork out of your chosen route.
Complimentary day passes to Chehaw Wild Animal Park are available for registered riders and their families as well as the chance to win a great door prize. Onsite camping facilities are convenient for out of town riders.
The Nut Roll proudly benefits the Parks at Chehaw Education Department which provides environmental education opportunities for all ages.
For more information on this local event, visit www.pecancitypedalers.org. For a glimpse at the online photo galleries from the last two years, highlighting the beautiful scenery of this ride, please visit www.southernlightimages.com.
A Healthy Albany, written by Kristen Taylor.