Local Biking Trails
Various Locations, Macon, GA 31201
Arrowhead Park: The largest of five parks located on the shores of Lake Tobosofkee, Arrowhead park has a boat ramp, a small sandy beach, and camping facilities with RV hook-up. Tobesofkee is a 1,750 acre lake owned and operated by Bibb County near Macon. To locate the park, drive 3 miles west of I-475 on US-80. Look for the sign at Tidwell Road. Follow Tidwell to the junction with Columbus Road; look for the park entrance on your left. For more information call (478) 474-8770
East Macon Park: Mostly fast single track with some fast downhills and good climbs, some sand. Take I-16 Rast out of Macon to Ocmulgee East Blvd. exit. Take a left and go past GEICO, on right past Herbert Smart Rd. 5.1 miles of fun trail and counting. Park next to the swings and take off in either direction. For more information call (478) 751-9271
Georgia Children's Home: This trail is located within the city limits of Macon on Mumford Road. The trail was the site of the spring 2005 Macon Madness race. The site offers both technical single track in a hardwood forest and fast open double track through planted pines. Wild pigs are rumored to inhabit the area. This trail is open to bikers and hikers. For more information call (478) 474-8220.
L. H. Thomson Trails: One of Macon's oldest trails, the L. H. Thomson trail is located just west of the Wilson airport. The course is behind the L. H.Thomson Company's factory at 7800 NE Industrial Boulevard. The Thomson company makes bicycle seat posts and handlebar stems. The trail is about 5 kilometers of technical single-track. Very little of this trail is level. Obstacles include log jumps, switchbacks, and steep drops. Some erosion has left exposed roots that will challenge your bike handling skills. The landowners would like you to sign a waiver before you hit the trail. This document helps ensure the trail stays open for future riders. Just go inside and ask about the bike trail. Park on the right side of the building and begin your ride at the gap in the fence. For more information call (478) 788-5052.