Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What a unique ride!

Did you know that Bike MS: Georgia Power Savannah Ride takes you through some very unique and beautiful areas! Over the course of the weekend you will ride through historic downtown Savannah, Dutch Island, Isle of Hope, and Thunderbolt.

Savannah’s architecture and history are internationally know, as is its reputation for southern charm and hospitality. Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors from across the country and world. Savannah offers access to beautiful beaches and small Georgia Islands as well as tours of historic homes, beautiful churches, and unique downtown shopping and restaurants. Visit their website for more information and fun things to see and do:

The ride will take you through the gated community of Dutch Island. Dutch Island is a small community nestled in the Inter-Coastal Waterways near Savannah GA. It is a private, gated community with a rich history. It is surrounded by salt water marsh and the inter-coastal waterway including Skidaway River, Herb River, Wilmington River and Grimbal Creek. What a beautiful community to ride through.

The community website of the Isle of Hope describes this community as having expansive live oaks, magnolias, and azaleas, and is as charming as its name implies. But it is somewhat false advertising because Isle of Hope is not really an island, but a sandy peninsula with a high bluff looking over to Skidaway Island across the Intracoastal Waterway at Skidaway Narrows at the Isle of Hope River. It has many beautiful antebellum homes and old summer cottages which has made it ideal for old movie settings.

The town of Thunderbolt is in Chatham County situated close to Savannah. It is 1.3 square miles with a population of approximately 2,000 people. It owes its name to a legend of lightening strike that created a freshwater spring on the Wilmington Bluff.

What a unique and great way to visit some of the prettiest places in Savannah!

Enjoy your ride!

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