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Group wants bike trail to connect Georgia's Barrier Islands

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

What if there was a bike trail that stretched 100 miles and connected Georgia's Barrier Islands?

That's the possibility being addressed by Coast Georgia Greenways, a group that would like to see just such a thing.

To make their case, the group took to their wheels on a four day tour that stretched from Jekyll Island to Sapelo Island.

Some of that distance already has a bike trail, but the group argues more trails would be healthy, both physically and economically.

"Communities in other states that developed trails, tourism trails, it's really been a boom, both to the economy, but there's a physical issue," said Will Fell with Coastal Georgia Greenway. "You're giving kids and families a place to recreate on a low impact, relatively inexpensive scale."

The proposed trails will connect more than 60 miles of existing trails. 

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