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