Plains, Trains & Bike Chains

The Plains Peanut Festival featuring President Jimmy Carter is one of the highlights of every year in Georgia. For years it has included a popular 5k for which President Carter hands out the awards, a parade, food and more. And now it includes bicycle rides that showcase some of the beauty and history that our area has to offer. More information.

Prison to Peanuts Bicycle Adventure

Join Sumter Cycling, the River Valley Regional Commission, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, and Andersonville National Historic Site for the Prison to Peanuts Bicycle Adventure. We encourage riders of all levels and skills to join us on this amazing opportunity to visit beautiful sites in Sumter County, Georgia, and visit Americus, Andersonville and Plains by bicycle. No need for horse-power, just your-power! Prison to Peanuts will once again be in downtown Americus. All rides will start and end at Lenny’s Market (110 N. Hampton St.). We plan to provide lunch and peanut butter ice cream at the finish and hope you will stay and enjoy downtown Americus.

Sumter Cycling First Saturday Ride

Sumter Cycling will host its monthly First Saturday Ride on April 3, meeting in Andersonville at Easterlin’s Country Store at 10:30 am.

Take your choice of a 13 mile route or a 23 mile route.

After the ride, enjoy a tasty barbecue sandwich lunch from Easterlin’s Country Store, courtesy of Sumter Cycling.

Safety protocols recommended by USA Cycling will be used.  You should be healthy and well to participate, and social distancing, face coverings, and other precautions will be practiced.

Sumter Cycling Ride & Annual Meeting

Learn about cycling initiatives to make the community an even better place to live or visit! Bicycle Ride at 10:30am with 5, 12, and 20 mile options. Lunch and meeting at noon. Ride participants enjoy complimentary lunch.