The Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival is partnering with Visit Thomson, GA and Hometown Warrenton to bring you Bikes & Blues. We have two routes for avid cyclists: Statesboro Blues (30 mi) and Broke Down Engine Blues (50 mi). A discounted festival ticket is included with your registration fee!

You also have the option of adding an overnight stay at White Columns Inn.


  • Statesboro Blues: 30 miles Cycle through the less-traveled roads of McDuffie and Warren Counties. Stop a while at Wrightsboro Methodist Church, part of the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia Trail. Lots of photo ops, and we’ll have snacks for a pick-me-up and facilities for rest & comfort. You should have plenty of time to ride this route and catch the openers at the festival.
  • Broke Down Engine Blues: 50 miles Let’s just hope your engine doesn’t break down on this challenging route. We’ve picked some spots along the way for you to stop, replenish, and enjoy the scenery. We hope you have a little time to catch some nice scenery before jumping back into the saddle to make it back to the festival for the opening act.

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**Please note that this is a bicycle ride NOT a motorcycle ride**