Family Fun Bike Ride Part Of Up The Creek Event

Registration is open for the 27th Up The Creek Bike and Trail Ride presented by TRED and Harbin Clinic. The event takes place in Rome and offers 32, 53, 71, 81, 104 or 109-mile bike rides as well as the new Harbin Clinic Family Trail Ride along Rome's Heritage Trails.

The event is slated for Saturday, April 29 and begins and ends at The Forum in downtown Rome. The road rides start at 8 a.m., and the family trail ride beings at 9 a.m.

“Harbin Clinic encourages everyone to get out and get healthy and we think the family trail ride is a great way to get moms, dads and kids outside and having lots of fun while also getting exercise together,” Harbin Clinic CEO Kenna Stock says.

New Ride For The Whole Family

Harbin Clinic Family Fun Ride features a great course following the trails in Ridge Ferry Park. There will also be a special family bike clinic, a family scavenger hunt along the trails as well as other fun, family activities.

The family fun ride costs  $20 per adult and $5 per child and includes cotton ride t-shirts for the kids and a special goody bag with fun bike accessories for the whole family.

The trail ride is an easy out and back course perfect for moms, dads and kids to get out on their bikes and enjoy exercise. 

Every year, hundreds of cyclists travel from around the state and the region to ride the beautiful rolling hills of Floyd, Chattooga and Walker Counties. 

The Up the Creek event is well known for its attention to course marking detail. It’s also renown for wonderful SAG stops, complete with homemade peanut butter balls, and a stop by LCCL Farms for complimentary homemade ice cream on the way back to Rome.

Early bird registration for the road ride is $35 without a custom dri-fit shirt and $45 with a shirt until April 8.  Registration after April 8 through April 29 is $45 without a shirt and $55 with a shirt.

Online registration can be found at There will be packet pick up and registration at Cycle Therapy Bike Shop at 27 Central Plaza on Friday, April 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. and ride day registration at The Forum starting at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29.

For more information, please visit the TRED website at


All proceeds from the event go to benefit TRED, which is working to enhance, educate and expand the trails in Rome and Floyd County.