New River Trail Bike Ride

  • April 20, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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Event Type:  Easy to Moderate depending on how many miles you complete. 

 

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/new.shtml

We'll meet and caravan to Virgina to bike on the New River Bike Trail, a rail trail that's a 57 mile linear state park along the New River, one of the oldest rivers in the world. See above link for information about the park and pictures of the trail.  The trail is relatively flat and crosses trestles and goes through tunnels. The ride will be out and back, so you can go as far as you want and turn around and head back to the vehicles. It will take about 2 hours to get there. There is a $3.00 per car parking fee at Foster Falls where we will park. You will need a mountain bike or a hybrid bike, a helmet (must), a replacement tube and pump (if you have one), water and lunch and a change of clothes for the ride back. You may want to bring snacks for along the trail. Also bring rain gear as thunder showers pop up frequently in the afternoon in this area.  Right now we are planning this as a day trip, but there is camping available as well as paddling and hiking close by so you could turn it into a possible weekend event if you wanted to. BIKE RENTALS ARE AVAILABLE AT FOSTER FALLS IF YOU NEED A BIKE.

We will stop for dinner on the way back to Charlotte.

In the event of bad weather on the day of the ride, this event may be cancelled.

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to Mary Jo !! Just sent you a message a few min. ago.

    April 15, 2013

    • Terry L. Wray

      Call me to meet you at the BP gas station [masked]

      April 23

  • Tamela

    Had a great time.

    April 20

  • Natalie

    Hey, Scoggin- Just checking in. We're at the Food Lion and excited to meet up with you. See you soon!

    April 20

  • Tamela

    We will meet the group at Foster Falls. We have to drop my mom off at the airport early morning, then drop our dog off at daycare on the way near the park.
    Also we called the park when searching for dog care and were told it'll be muddy and expect mud up the back....definitely need a change of clothes for way back!

    April 19

  • Terry L. Wray

    I have agin opennings for three bikers if anyone wants to truck pool with me.

    April 19

  • Chris R.

    Sorry I need to work. see you on the next meetup

    April 18

  • Tamela

    My son, Jason will join me and husband, Mark for this ride. We're all excited about this ride! It wouldn't let me another guest.

    April 17

    • A former member
      A former member

      that will be fine.

      April 18

  • Stephanie

    This is a great ride but I won't be able to make it.

    April 16, 2013

  • Natalie

    My +1 is unable to attend on Sat. I have room for another bike and 3 people. Let me know if you're interested. Thanks!

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sam, please unblock your email so i can send you information about this event!
    thanks, Mary Jo

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Scoggin plan to ride with my carpool. see you saturday!

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i have room for one more bike and rider. let me know if you would like to carpool.

    April 15, 2013

  • Terry L. Wray

    I can take three bikers with me and I have a 4- bike Reese hitch for my truck.

    1 · February 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Terry, I'd like to ride with you and I'll have my bike. Please confirm that this is OK. Thanks --

      April 6, 2013

    • Natalie

      Hey, Terry! May not be riding up with you, since I will have 2 bikes already on my car, so you can open up the spots, if needed.

      April 14, 2013

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