|Posted by Lisa Thompson City Clerk on May 30, 2017 at 9:55 AM|
May 25, 2017 For immediate release: Meriwether Miles bike ride joins expanded Peaches in the Pines festival Events June 10-11 make fun weekend to kick off summer Kick off summer with Meriwether County June 10-11 as the inaugural Meriwether Miles bike ride joins an expanded, two-day Peaches in the Pines arts and crafts festival. The returning 2017 festival is at Lake Meriwether in Woodbury, Ga., where the bike ride begins and ends. On Saturday, June 10 bicycle enthusiasts may choose from 15-, 36- or 62-mile routes. The three courses are easy to challenging, being both fun and attractive through rolling hills and quiet back roads in Meriwether County. One route leads to the Red Oak Covered Bridge, the oldest and longest covered bridge in Georgia. Other routes lead past lovely peach orchards and picturesque farms. Riders may register in advance or from 7 to 10 a.m. on the day of the event. All three routes begin and end at Lake Meriwether in Woodbury where the Peaches in the Pines Festival will be in progress complete with homemade peach ice cream. The address is 728 Lake Meriwether Rd., Woodbury, GA 30293. “Honoring Our Veterans” will receive a portion of the proceeds from the Meriwether Miles bicycle ride. A free T-shirt was available to those who registered by May 20. Registration is $30. Register online at the Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce website at this site or go to Meriwether County Tourism to download a printable registration form. For more information on the Meriwether Miles ride, contact coordinator Gail Coffee, 770-927-2847. Peaches in the Pines festival at Lake Meriwether has a big lineup for its 2017 edition with a local art showcase, live entertainment, returning Barbecue Competition where attendees get to choose their favorite, a large area of special activities for youngsters, animal exhibit, arts and crafts, tasty food, helicopter rides, Georgia Grown produce and homemade peach ice cream! Major festival sponsor for 2017 is again Fitzgerald Fruit Farms. Peaches in the Pines Festival at Lake Meriwether runs Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with fun and food for the whole family. Admission is free. For more details go to the Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce page at Peaches In The Pines or contact Carolyn McKinley by email at [email protected] or Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 9, Warm Springs, GA 31830. Call the chamber at 706-655-2558 or 706-975-0622.