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CONYERS — Rockdale County will celebrate the opening of the South Rockdale Park Mountain Bike Trails with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and inaugural bike ride at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 22. South Rockdale Park is located at 3909 East Fairview Road in Stockbridge.

MTB Atlanta and Rockdale County Recreation and Maintenance have worked together to build 6 miles of beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails at South Rockdale Park in Rockdale County on the Rockdale River Trail.

“Cyclists will be able to enjoy new multi-use mountain bike trails, the first of their kind in our park system that provide a picturesque view of South Rockdale Park,” said Sue Sanders, director of Rockdale County Recreation and Maintenance. “The opening of the trails is a five-year collaborative effort between Rockdale County, MTB Atlanta and (Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association).”

Funding for the project was made possible with a grant from the Recreational Trails Program of the Department of Natural Resources and SPLOST funds. The new trails will connect to the Rockdale River trail system, a destination PATH project in the Davidson Arabia National Heritage area.

MTB Atlanta is the Metro Atlanta Chapter of Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association. SORBA is the largest nonprofit mountain biking organization in the Southeast.

For more information, contact Sharon Newsom, Rockdale County Recreation and Maintenance Communications Manager, at 770-278-7225 or sharon.newsom@rockdalecountyga.gov.

Senior Reporter

Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.

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