Those who have enjoyed taking the jolly trolley or driving through the Fantasy in Lights display at Callaway Gardens might mark their calendars for Dec. 30 if they want a more physical experience.
The first ever Final Night Bicycle Ride is scheduled that evening for the 5-mile journey through the attraction that includes Enchanted Rainbow Forest, Firefly Cove and Snowflake Valley.
The event begins at 5 p.m. at Callaway’s Discovery Center, with participants meeting there a half hour earlier to prepare for the ride. The departure time cutoff for beginning the ride is 5:15 p.m.
Cost is $16 for adults, $8 for children age 6 and older, and free for those kids 5 and under.
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Callaway Gardens staff reminds those taking part in the Final Night Bicycle Ride that a helmet is required by Georgia law for those riders up to 16 years old. A helmet is recommended for everyone, however.
The bicycle ride is a special event similar to the March of Dimes Night Walk that takes place in November each year, with participants strolling through Fantasy in Lights for a great cause.
National Geographic Traveler’s has rated the Callaway Gardens attraction among the nation’s top 10 places to take in holiday lights.
For tickets to the bicycle ride, visit callawaygardens.com/fil or call 1-800-225-5292.
— Tony Adams