But there are pockets of enlightenment when comes to biking in Georgia, with Athens among them.
So says the League of American Bicyclists, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, which released its annual list of Bicycle Friendly Communities this week.
Athens was one of six Georgia communities, including Savannah, a new entrant, that made the list.
The list of communities is divided into three levels: gold, silver and bronze, the last category being the one in which the Georgia cities all ranked.
Besides Athens, these are the other Georgia communities on the League's list:
- Tybee Island
- Jekyll Island