Coweta County hosts multiple century rides throughout the year including the Wilson100 and MACC One Love. With three trail systems 20 minutes from downtown Newnan, mountain bikers have their choice of more than 30 miles of singletrack at Brown’s Mill, Cochran Mill and Moore’s Bridge parks. In addition to these great cycling events and amenities, the hottest cycling spot in the area is Newnan’s C Jay Smith Park. The park is a combined pump track and skate park and has become a popular destination for locals and pump track enthusiasts in the Atlanta area.
The pump track and skate park measures 34000 square feet of fun and is the largest facility of its kind in Georgia. The park also features a pavilion, playground, splash pad and is connected to downtown Newnan by the LINC Greenway. The Greenway stretches 5 miles in length and connects downtown Newnan with the east side of town that includes the Ashley Park shopping district, and a number of hotels and restaurants. The park is a great spot for families to hang out, picnic, and ride scooters, bicycles, and skate boards.
Combine the road and mountain bike opportunities with C Jay Smith Park and you’ll find something to offer the entire cycling family. Add a friendly downtown with tons of restaurants and a great shopping and you’ve got a weekend road trip with something to offer everyone. C Jay Park does get crowded on the weekends. The park opens at sunrise and the lights stay on until 10 pm. We recommend taking the kids on Saturday or Sunday mornings and then riding or walking into downtown Newnan for lunch.
While in town check out Trek Newnan. They are a full service bike shop and can assist with directions and information regarding the riding opportunities in Coweta. Time it just right and take advantage of their Thursday night group ride at Brown’s Mill. Looking for good grub to eat and something to wash it down with. Consider the Mad Mexican. They’ve figured out a way to melt southern cooking and Mexican dishes in to something awesome. The Mad Mexican is open Tuesdays through Saturdays and feature live music on most evenings during the week.
C Jay Smith Park is located at 92 Farmer St, Newnan, GA 30263 in downtown Newnan. Brown’s Mill Park, one of Atlanta’s newest flow mountain bike trails is only 5.5 miles south of C Jay. Brown’s Mill includes 6.5 dmiles of mountain bike trail as well as walking trails and historical markers. Moore’s Bridge Park is 13 miles west of C Jay on the Chattahoochee River. The park includes 6.5 miles of mountain bike trails and offers visitors scenic views of the Chattahoochee River.