Several spots near Lake Allatoona have trails designed for off-road bicycling. Blankets Creek Trails can accommodate riders of all skill levels. There are seven trails that range from 1/4 mile to more than four miles in length. The Iron Hill Trail at Red Top Mountain State Park and the Pine Mountain Trail, managed by Cartersville Parks and Recreation, welcome both hiking and mountain biking. Hikers are asked not to throw rocks and/or debris at those riding bikes on “walking” paths. Bicyclists (deal with it, you ride a bicycle, right?) are kindly asked not to mow down innocents who happen to be in your path — even if you might lose the race against you-know-who for Fastest Rider in all Known Galaxies. Many thanks.