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Wandering Wednesday - Virginia Creeper Trail

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 8:30 AM
SunDog Outfitters
331 Douglas Drive
Damascus, VA  
Weekly Ride
Registration is not Required
Primary ride leader: Mark Davidson, (859)749-2034

Distance: 17-34-51
Pace: All Comers Ride
Terrain: Rail trail with many flat sections and railroad grade climbs and descents
Entirely on trail - no map or cue sheet required
The ride will have regrouping
Rain cancels - check forum one hour before if unsure
Restroom facilities are available at the starting location
There will be a store stop

Overall Difficulty:
Moderate to strenuous, depending on distance choice.

Hit the Virginia Creeper Trail for a scenic, laidback day of beautiful views and history. Meet at 9 a.m. in Damascus where you will have choices to make. Options are:
1) shuttle to the top and ride the 17 mile downhill back to Damascus
2) ride up to White Top Station and back to Damascus for 34 miles
3) shuttle to the top, ride the full trail to Abingdon and then back to Damascus for 51 miles.

There are numerous camping opportunities in the area as well as cabins and national chain hotels (Abingdon). PM ride leader if you have questions or if you want shuttle reservations. Tires wider than typical road tires are recommended for this ride. Gravel bikes, mountain bikes, CX bikes are your most comfortable choices. For those who want to shuttle to the top and ride down, we need to arrive at SunDog outfitters at 8:30 for a 9:00 shuttle departure.