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Old 08-08-2014, 03:21 PM   #1
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Question Looking for way to bypass downtown Atlanta while heading to SC

I live in the Birmingham area and plan on visiting family in the Ft. Mill, SC area and was looking for some back road advice around Atlanta. My thought is to slab on I-20 into Georgia and bypass the city via back roads. I would like to finish the remainder of the ride on back roads as well and any route advice would be great.

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Old 08-10-2014, 07:05 PM   #2
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Suggested route around Atlanta. I have taken this most of the way and not a bad ride.
I-20, Exit #11 in GA, on to US 27 S to Carrollton, GA
US 27-ALt S to Newnan, GA
US 29 S To GA 16 E
Take GA 16 E to Eatonton, GA
GA 44 E To Washington, GA
US 378 E To Saluda, SC
SC 121 N to Rock Hill & Ft Mill
Have a nice ride.

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Old 08-11-2014, 08:11 AM   #3
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I live south of Atlanta just a few miles from StRt 16 and agree this would be a good route for you to take.
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Thanks for the feedback, it's appreciated. I'll take this route instead.
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Old 08-11-2014, 05:27 PM   #5
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Depending on how much time you have....you should go north....way north through the mountains....
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:24 AM   #6
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Old 08-12-2014, 07:30 AM   #7
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Not the long post I had originally typed out twice. a

I live in downtown ATL and grew up outside of Birmingham. If you are willing to slab it to GA why not Slab it up I-59 to Chattanooga and then work your way over from there through the Smokey Mountains or North GA. For example 64 or 76

MUCH better riding. less traffic, cooler temps, etc.

Working a way around Atlanta sprawl will likely eat a ton of time and yeild a mediocre route. Going North first gurantees a much better ride and likely not cost you anymore time.

Just my thoughts.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:31 AM   #8
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Suggested route around Atlanta. I have taken this most of the way and not a bad ride.
I-20, Exit #11 in GA, on to US 27 S to Carrollton, GA
US 27-ALt S to Newnan, GA
US 29 S To GA 16 E
Take GA 16 E to Eatonton, GA
GA 44 E To Washington, GA
US 378 E To Saluda, SC
SC 121 N to Rock Hill & Ft Mill
Have a nice ride.

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Not the long post I had originally typed out twice. a

I live in downtown ATL and grew up outside of Birmingham. If you are willing to slab it to GA why not Slab it up I-59 to Chattanooga and then work your way over from there through the Smokey Mountains or North GA. For example 64 or 76

MUCH better riding. less traffic, cooler temps, etc.

Working a way around Atlanta sprawl will likely eat a ton of time and yeild a mediocre route. Going North first gurantees a much better ride and likely not cost you anymore time.

Just my thoughts.
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Either of these would work. Give yourself enough time to enjoy the ride.
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