The New River Trail is about 2 1/2 - 3 hours north of the triangle. Let's leave in time to get to the starting point by 11:30, bike about an hour, stop for a picnic lunch and ride another hour or so. We'll spend the night in Hillsville and head to Stone Mountain Park in the morning for 5-mile hike. If you're not a hiker, you can stay and ride another section of the bike trail.
In addition. last year we topped off the trip with a visit to the Raffaldini Winery on the way home.
We will actually meet at the Shot Tower State Park right off I-77 in Lead Mines, VA. If you use Google Maps and enter 'Shot Tower, Lead Mines, VA', it will get you there. Couldn't make Yahoo Maps or MapQuest work. Don't know about GPS.
From there, we will caravan the short distance to the trailhead for the bike trail.
Once we know who wants to go, we can possibly arrange carpooling and room sharing.
Feel free to email me if you have questions.
For more information on the New River Trail, see:
For more information on Stone Mountain State park, see:
The motel where we plan to stay is the Comfort Inn in Hillsvill, VA, for resevations, see:
Here's the link: http://www.reservation-desk.com/hotel/192755/comfort-inn-east/?destination=Hillsville%2C+VA%2C+US&check-in=06%2F11%2F2012&check-out=06%2F13%2F2012&random=298999
Or.... Just google Comfort Inn, Hillsville, VA