51.1 Miles
1947 Feet

The term “endless rolling hills” define the area around the town of White, Georgia and the Loves Bridge route is just an example of what’s available. This 51 mile paved route starts at Sosebee Cycling Park. On a Saturday morning, if the weather is nice, you might find a dozen groups here, getting ready to clip in.

A discussion of cycling in North Georgia isn’t complete without mentioning Sosebee Cycling Park. The privately owned facility is located a few miles off Interstate 75 near the town of White, Georgia. Changing rooms, restrooms, picnic tables, an air compressor and plenty of parking are provided to cyclists free of charge. The place is a hub (pun) of road cycling activity.

A quick search will turn up hundreds of routes in the area. Climbing routes are possible to the east but gently rolling hills to the north and west seem more popular.

The route is named after the bridge at the north end of the route. Small towns, farms and bucolic pasture land punctuate this route. Store stops are reasonably spaced and any road you see on the map is likely good for extra miles or a bale out. This area is extremely popular, made so in part by Chandra and Christopher Sosebee who own Sosebee Cycling park but mostly because of the outstanding country riding the area has to offer.

  • As in most rural areas, farm dogs have been a nuisance. Bartow County animal control recommends carrying pepper spray.
  • The Loves Bridge route start is just a few minutes off Interstate 75, exit 296.
  • Parking at Sosebee Cycling Park is free. Changing rooms, porta-johns, picnic tables and bike racks are available at the site. Please consider a donation to keep the site running. See the Resources page for a link to the cycling park website.
  • The nearest full service town is Cartersville, approximately ten miles to the south of the route start.

Terms of Use: Use of this route is at your own risk. This route map and associated route descriptions are believed correct at the time of publication but accuracy cannot be guaranteed. You assume all responsibility for 1) checking weather and road conditions, 2) knowing and obeying land use rules and restrictions, 3) knowing and obeying all rules of the road, 4) carrying and using proper safety and navigation equipment and, 5) knowing the limits of your physical ability., contributors and Timothy Hollingworth are in no way liable for personal injury, damage to personal property, or any other loss to individuals following this route or using information contained in the route map or description.

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  1. Sosebee is a great asset to the cycling community. If you ride from there, be sure to send some support their way. I’ve been riding the Bud Plant routes for years and just started riding out of Sosebee to avoid the construction traffic. Will be nice to have some new routes.

  2. Just rode this earlier this morning and loved it! Absolutely beautiful and just what I needed after putting up with craziness all week. scratch that. Last 3 years. Will be back to do this route again.

  3. Rode this May 1st, 2021.
    As a long time rider out at the Sosebee Cycling Park and the Bud Plant this was an awesome find and awesome ride. I’ve ridden 75% of the ride in the opposite direction but when you turn off Cash Rd…we were in totally new territory. Loved the rollers and a moderate climbing…this route for me and my crew is a keeper! Thank you!!
    Amanda C

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this route! My fiancee and I road it today (July 3rd), and it was an awesome low-traffic route. It was a very nice change of pace from our normal routes around Hard Labor Creek State Park, as well as a great introduction to Sosebee Cycling Park. We look forward to checking out some of the other routes posted on this site soon.

    1. Glad you both liked it Ben. That’s one of my favorites routes to ride on my fixed gear. Sosebee is where the action is around Cartersville and quite a drive from Social Circle!

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