Touring Columbus, Georgia by Gravel Bike: Rapids, Railways, Coca-Cola & More!

touring columbus georgia by bicycle

“Columbus is a consolidated city-county located on the west-central border of the U.S. state of Georgia. Columbus lies on the Chattahoochee River directly across from Phenix City, Alabama. It is the county seat of Muscogee County, with which it officially merged in 1970. Columbus is the third-largest city in Georgia and the fourth-largest metropolitan area. According to the 2019 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, Columbus has a population of 195,769 residents, with 303,811 in the Columbus metropolitan area. The metro area joins the nearby Alabama cities of Auburn and Opelika to form the Columbus–Auburn–Opelika Combined Statistical Area, which has a 2017 estimated population of 499,128.” –

touring columbus georgia by bicycle

I don’t ordinarily tour decent-sized cities by bicycle, but considering I’ve been conducting mixed-surface rides in areas nearby, I figured it would be a good opportunity to check out the downtown (aka uptown) of Columbus. Featuring the Riverwalk, rapids and a lot more, this video was recorded over the space of several days, when things were a little quieter.

touring columbus georgia by bicycle

Columbus happens to be where Coca-Cola was invented, thanks to the tinkering of John Stith Pemberton – “He suffered from a sabre wound sustained in April 1865, during the Battle of Columbus; his ensuing morphine addiction led him to experiment with various painkillers and toxins. In the end, this led to the recipe that later was adapted to make Coca-Cola.”

touring columbus georgia by bicycle

All being well, I caught most of what is interesting to see close to downtown, but the best way to enjoy this experience is to visit in-person. I have plenty of videos coming from nearby areas in Georgia and Alabama.

touring columbus georgia by bicycle

Touring Columbus, Georgia Video

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  1. Avatar James Carlisle

    Your tour of Columbus looked very interesting. And being only an hour away I think that I am going to go check it out on my bike this weekend. Did you go by any route or just went out and explore?

    • JOM JOM

      James, I randomly rode about town, but around downtown only. Didn’t venture into North Columbus.

  2. Avatar Sylvie Kielblock

    Try to find a jersey shirt like yours for my husband. Can”t find them anywhere ?

    • JOM JOM

      Hi Sylvie, the jerseys / shorts I wear are custom made for me and not for sale. However, I do have t-shirts for sale.

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