Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way

Mulberry Gap is a rustic haven located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of Northwest Georgia with IMBA Epic mountain bike trails outside our front door! We provide cabin and campsite lodging, delicious home cooked meals and an amazing craft beer selection, shuttles to trailheads, guided mountain bike tours, and we host a variety of clinics, events, and private groups. 

Guided Single Day Rides

Can't commit to a multi-day tour? We also offer half & full day guided rides. Click the button below for details and rates.

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Custom Tours

Custom Tours are perfect for many events including:

  • Corporate Retreat

  • Team Building

  • Bachelor / Bachelorette Parties

  • Birthday Parties

  • Team Training

We have multiple local guides available - at least 3-days advanced notice is required. Dates and destinations are flexible. Let us know what you're thinking, we'd be happy to help. Contact or call 706-698-2865 to discuss your ideas! 

Additional costs may be included for the following services.

  • Shuttles to trailheads

  • Drive time for guides to meet you at trailhead outside of a 15-mile radius from Mulberry Gap

  • Packed lunch

  • Tips

Meet Our Guides

Chris: Guide

Chris pulled out his old 26" Peugeot in the summer of 2014, having let it sit for 20 years, in order to lose weight for his brother-in-law's wedding. After dropping 60 lbs, and months of riding he was hooked again and bought his first modern hardtail. Since then his love for biking and trail running has continued to grow, especially towards endurance events like the Snake Creek TT, Death March Revival, and Fool's Gold. Bike packing in particular has become a very focused passion for Chris, leading him to complete the Cohutta Cat as well as the Huracan 300 for two years in a row. Having earned top 10 finishes in both events, Chris now has his sights set on the 2018 Trans North Georgia Adventure. Chris loves helping people learn to ride, have a great time in the woods on a bike, and become more confident in themselves.


Jen: Guide

Jennifer Braddock - A career as a camera technician in film and television brought Jennifer to Atlanta in 2014. Because her job is both physically and mentally demanding, she has found cycling to be a great form of therapy for her mind and body. Jen says when she is on her bike, she is in her “happy place.” You’ll find her riding multiple disciplines; on the road, the gravel, the single track, the bike park… what Jen loves about being on a bike is the freedom to explore. She admits that bicycles are her addiction, but she’s proud of her healthy choice and is not ashamed that her garage can barely hold all her bikes. While she does sometimes race at an amateur level, Jen prefers to keep the fun in cycling, and especially slow down to take in the scenery. She loves being in the wilderness, helping others, learning new skills, and her terrier trail mutt, Scottie. 


Dave: Guide

David Lack - As far as Dave can look back, he's spent his entire life on and around bikes. In 1979 at age 16, he started working at a bike shop in Lake Wales, Florida. His parents bought the bike shop and eventually opened a second location in Winter Haven. After Dave's parents retired in 1997, Dave owned and operated The Bike Shop of Winter Haven, meeting many locals and travelers in Central Florida. Dave ran the shop until 2013 when he sold it and relocated to North Georgia, bringing his multitude of bike knowledge and mechanic experience to Ellijay. He now works part time at Cartecay Bike Shop as well as guiding for us. Dave has been taking mountain bike trips to the North Georgia mountains for over 25 years and knows our local trails as well as we do. He's frequently seen on our local trails with his ultimate trail dog Lucy Lou. 


Loretta: Guide

A retired City of Miami Firefighter/paramedic, Loretta moved to North GA when her husband took a job at an Atlanta hospital.  She has been a competitive cyclist off and on since her time at the Fire Department where she entered the firefighter olympics and was hooked for life. Thirty years, 2 children and a few broken bones later, she's still crazy about the bike. Loretta discovered mountain biking at the age of 38 and took up racing upon moving to Georgia.  As a Cat 1 racer she has competed and trained on most of the trails and gravel in North GA and the Southeast. Highlights of her racing career include an age group Masters national championship in Cross country, topping the podium at the snake creek TT, Cohutta 65, Bump and Grind and podium finishes at Fools Gold 50 as well as the buckle at the Leadville 100.

Loretta no longer "trains" and only competes occasionally but loves to keep her fitness up to hit up rides with fun, fit folks. She hopes to share her experience with others through guiding and working with High School mountain bikers such as the NICA league (National Interscholastic Cycling League).