Take an active or leisurely tour of Milledgeville by bicycle. On two wheels, visitors will be able to meander the historic district, zip to the Greenway and catch a tour at the Governor’s Mansion all in an afternoon. Milledgeville’s downtown offers over 8 blocks of architecture, retail, restaurants, recreation and history to be explored.
Named a bicycle friendly community in 2014, self-guided bike touring in Milledgeville provides an experience unlike a windshield tour or even a walk. Bicycling allows the visitor to roll through at their speed and spend time at the attractions of their interest. Bike racks are available throughout the downtown, making it easy to park for a coffee break, take a selfie with an 1800’s home or even smell the flowers.
Interested in pedal pushing on your trip, we have you covered. The Antebellum Inn has bikes for guests to use or Oconee Outfitters will rent you just what you need or repair the one your brought from home.
The Bicycle Club of Milledgeville offers weekly rides as well as seasonal events, news, and advocacy of cycling in the area.
If you’re planning a trip to Milledgeville, bring your bike and become a part of the biking culture. Some of our route recommendations:
Historic district: A ride around the downtown area historic district brings you past beautiful the beautiful antebellum homes and landmarks of Clarke Street, Liberty Street, and Greene Street…just to name a few. A ride down Hancock Street will take you by the 125 year old, historic Georgia College & State University…the alma mater of writer Flannery O’Connor! Just east of the campus is historic downtown Milledgeville with its old-timey campus theatre, traditional architecture, and well-preserved history.
Bartram Forest: Take your bike out to Bartram Forest, located at 2892 Highway 441 South, for trails that wind through a forest once inhabited by Native Americans. You’ll find abundant wildlife, natural wetlands, wildflowers and rows of trees in all shades of green. This route is perfect for nature lovers, especially in the cooler Autumn temperatures that fall on Milledgeville.
The Oconee River Greenway: For paved nature trails and a riverside ride, the Oconee River Greenway located just east of downtown Milledgeville is the best choice. With open green areas as well as miles of paved trails that run alongside the Oconee River, the Greenway is family-friendly and perfect for a bike ride and a picnic.