Clocktower Classic Handcycling April 24-27                                                                                                                                                                                           

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                Good image of adult female with injured talon, flying around nest April 23, showing young one how its done!


Waterfest XIV coming to Ridge Ferry Park

The Coosa River Basin Initiative's annual Waterfest comes to Ridge Ferry Park in Rome May 2-3.  Events include canoe and kayak tug of wars in a man made pool, a 13 mile canoe race in the Oostanaula River, the Cohutta Fishing Company Three Rivers kayak fishing tournament along with a Go Go Running/Just Sports and Tennis 5K road race and much more.

Clocktower Classic Handcycling races come to Rome

Five races spread out over four days April 24-27.  Among the racers are Jeremy Breece and Nick Koulchar, a couple of double amputee Army veterans who lost their legs in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Carlos Moleda, A Navy Seal who was paralyzed during an incident in Panama in 1989 will also be racing.  The Downtown Criterium will be the highlight event Saturday April 26 at 6 pm  Other races will take place Thursday night April 24 on the SW Bypass, a road race in the Texas Valley Friday morning, a Fouche Gap hill climb Saturday morning, the crit Saturday night followed by a Time Trial on Sunday morning on Technology Parkway

Roman Roast on the River Coming in May

Annual Bar B Q cook-off in Ridge Ferry Park.  This year entertainer Drake White will be in concert Friday night May 9 at 7 pm. A special Kids Zone, Arts & Crafts and entertainment from the stage all day Saturday.  The Wing cook off is set for Friday night with the Bar B Q contest Saturday. The Armuchee Ruritan Club will co-sponsor a car show!.

Cave Spring Kids Fishing Day May 31

The annual Trout Unlimited Kids Fishing Day in Cave Spring will be held May 31 this year, two weeks earlier than normal.  Every so often, the Saturday before Fathers Day, traditional time for the event, conflicts with the scheduling the of the Cave Spring Arts and Crafts event and this is one of those years so the Kids Fishing Day was moved up two weeks.  It's always one of the most family-friendly fun events of the year in Floyd County.  The guys at Trout Unlimited in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources do a great job with the event.

Upcoming Events

April 24-27 - Clocktower Classic Handcycling 

What used to be called wheelchair raciing - Series of events in the Rome area, cyclists come from around the globe 

April 26 - Cedar Creek Paddle - Cave Spring

Organized by CRBI

May 2-3 - Waterfest - Rome

CRBI sponsored event in Rome's Ridge Ferry Park. Includes canoe paddle on Oostanaula River

May 4 - Tri for the Kids - Darlington School, Rome

Annual Ttriathlon for children hosted by Salton School and R.A.C.E. Rome  1 pm

May 9-10 - Roman Roast on the RIver - Ridge Ferry Park  - Rome

Annual Bar-B-Q event hosted by the Rome Floyd Parks and Rec Authority. Drake White in concert Friday night 7 pm

May 10  - Up the Creek without a Pedal Ride - Rome

Series of bike rides ranging from 28 to 105 miles, all officially beginning and ending at Citizens First Bank on Broad Street

May 31 - Kids Fishing Day - Cave Spring

Hosted by the Coosa valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited.  One of the most family-friendly events of the year in all of Floyd County.


Rome, Georgia - Northwest Georgia's Natural Wonderland

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Our mission at is to promote the natural treasures of Rome and NW Georgia, have to offer. seeks to provide residents of Rome and visitors to our community with information and links to the natural splendor of the Georgia's Ridge and Valley region and help promote family-friendly outdoor activities. Our children are growing up with fantastic thumbs and index fingers, however we want them to enjoy full use of their complete arms, legs and eyes to love and enjoy all that nature has provided us with. We also want to promote healthier lifestyles in the process. Come - enjoy the spectacular local, state and federal parks, the rivers, lakes and mountain which hold a wealth of thrills and excitement.

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