July 2006 Paulding County: Sadly a lone female bicyclist was killed east of the Dallas trailhead. The killer, Michael Ledford, is a repeat sex offender, and was on parole for earlier, multiple felony sex crimes. He lived near the trail, was quickly apprehended, found guilty, and sentenced.
June 2008 Cobb County: 4 teenagers were quickly arrested for 2 separate robberies west of the Floyd Rd Trailhead. The victims were adult male bicyclists riding alone. Luckily the 2 men were not seriously hurt. The robbers were ages 13, 14, 14, and 17; and lived near the robbery site.
September 2008 Paulding County: 3 teenagers were quickly arrested for 2 separate robberies east of the Dallas trailhead. The victims were adult male bicyclists riding alone. One of the men was seriously hurt. The robbers were ages 14, 16, and 17.
Feb 2009 Wildhorse Creek Trail Cobb County: Wildhorse is a side trail that connects to the Silver Comet in Powder Springs - 5 men in their 20's-30's attacked 2 male trail users - motives unknown. The trail users were traveling separately.
When speaking with the police in Cedartown, they asked that we not travel alone, carry protection, report any suspicious activity, and inform the police even if the incident is minor.