Tiftarea Greenways Association fosters a healthy Tift Area through the creation and safe use of quality bicycle and pedestrian networks and greenways.

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Want to join the Tift Area Greenways Association? Annual membership is $10. The funds raised through membership dues will be used to promote biking, walking, and running activities in our area. You also get a nifty sticker with our logo on it.

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About Us

We hope that through this website we can inform you of our attempts to increase accessibility to and availability safe and healthy, outdoor activities, alternate means of transportation, and environmental preservation in the Tifton area. 

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Our Work

We work together to make our cause known, to the public and local government.  We partner with other local groups who seek environmental preservation, outdoor recreation, and the overall improvement of local living conditions.

News

Tifton Grapevine Article


GROUP HOPES TO CREATE GREENWAY TRAILS IN TIFTON
The Tiftarea Greenway Association (TAGA) is hoping to create two greenways in Tifton for walking and biking.

TAGA is raising funds to pay for an engineering plan to create the two trails. To date, $800 has been raised primarily through its Go Fund Me online page. The organization has a $20,000 goal to pay for the detailed engineering plan. 

The proposed trails are one that runs along the old CSX railbed from the Tiftarea YMCA on Carpenter Road to the Interstate 75 bridge near the Chick-fil-A restaurant, and one that starts at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and ends downtown at the Tifton Terminal Railway Museum.

"Imagine having safer, beautiful trails for walking and biking in our community. Trails are known to provide numerous health, economic and environmental benefits that enhance communities," TAGA says in a written statement. "The groundwork for this vision begins with having a detailed plan and support from a cross-section of the community."

The proposed Carpenter Road Greenway Trail is already well shaded, TAGA says, and will provide opportunities to bicycle or walk to the various restaurants along the route on the north side of U.S. Highway 82 West.

The Moore Highway Trail is proposed to run along the existing railroad green-spaceand provide a safe travel route to several schools  ABAC, the UGA Tifton Campus, Len Lastinger Elementary and Eighth Street Middle – and to recreational areas such as Brodie Field and the Tift County Recreation Department. The downtown section of the trail would provide access to Veterans Memorial Park and businesses along Main Street.

Contributions may be made to TAGA's Go Fund Me page by Clicking Here! or by mailing a check to: Tift Area Greenway Association (TAGA), P.O. Box 6, Tifton, GA31793.

TAGA Presents to County Commission

Polar Bear Plunge

Below Marci Carroll is seen presenting a check to Paul Horst and Sharon Petzel. Paul took the plunge for the Polar Bear fundraiser on January 1,2017. Donations to the Polar Bear Plunge on behalf of TAGA amounted to $230. Half of that money went to the TiftArea YMCA.

Bike Repair Workshop Held December 8, 2015

TAGA held a bicycle maintenance workshop at the conference facility attached to the Tiftarea YMCA. Participants learned how to change a tire, fix a flat, and clean their chain.

TAGA at City Council

Multi-use Trail

TAGA members Ray Barber and Kyle Grist, and GA Bikes chairman Brent Buice  gave a presentation on a proposed multi-use trail on the west side of Tifton to Tifton city and Tift Co. Commissioners and Tyrone Spearman on the Tifton Tourism Association on June 9, 2015.

Lights for night riders

This girl received a light so she can ride safely at night.

Ride in Movie

A group social ride and ride-in movie night was held the evening of March 27 on the eve of the sixth annual Tour de Tifton.

Bike to Farm Tour

Saturday June 7, 2014.  see Images

Bike Rodeo at the Rec Center

Saturday May 17 See pictures on the Events Page

Mayor Cater Proclaims Bike Month in Tifton




1/24/14 Ben Hill County Retreat. 

Members of TAGA met Friday, January 24 and Saturday January 25th to work on our strategic plan.  Led by Brent Buice from Georgia bikes, the group hunkered down in a secluded cabin in Ben Hill County.  The group was able to put together a revised mission statement and developed a set of goals and objectives to work toward the mission.  Many thanks to Marion Curry for hosting the event and to Brent for his leadership.


Join Our Cause

We invite ideas for locations to make into a greenway.  If you have an idea, contact us.  We meet at 12:15 at the Recreation Center on the second Thursday of every month.

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