Greenbrier Rail Trail, Bike touring from Cass to Caldwell, WV

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Bike touring the entire Greenbrier rail trail from Cass, WV to North Caldwell, WV. 80.4 miles. We will bike trough the old railroad towns as we follow the beautiful Greenbrier River. We will bike crossing over bridges and going through tunnels while surrounded by the beauty of the Monongahela National forest.

OVERVIEW:
We will Meet at 9:00 AM on July 8th in Cass, WV . at the rail trailhead parking lot. We will organize our car shuttle and proceed to North Caldwell to drop of car(s)( please have $10 in cash to help pay for gas with shuttles). We will ride each day from 23 to 14 miles to the southern terminus. Camping along the way at the free campsite the state of WV provides. Most sites have water and fire rings. Opportunity is available to stop and eat at a few restaurants along the way in some of the larger towns. (food should still be carried on your bike). We will conclude our ride on Sat. July 13th at noon in North Caldwell, WV

DATES & TRAIL PLAN:

Mon. 7/8: Meet at Cass, WV. rail trailhead parking lot. After shuttles are set up we will return from North Caldwell to Cass and begin our ride. The first day we will only ride 1.9 miles south from the northern terminus. We will camp at milepost 78.5
Total miles: 1.9

Tues. 7/9: We will break camp and be riding by 9:00 AM. We will continue down the Greenbrier rail trail heading south. Today we will pass by many small communities that once dotted this former C&O line. We will ride through Sitlington, Stony Bottom, Clover Lick. We will go through the famous Sharps Mountain tunnel and cross its bridge at 511' in length. We will end our day camping at milepost 63.8
Total miles: 14.7

Wed. 7/10: We will break camp and be riding by 9:00 AM. We will continue down the Greenbrier rail trail heading south. Today's ride will take us by the only remaining historical water tower left along the former Grennbrier rail line. We will travel through such towns as Clawson, Marlinton, and Buckeye. We will end our day at milepost 49.3 where we will camp for the night.
Total miles: 14.5

Thrus. 7/11: We will break camp and be riding by 9:00 AM. We will continue down the Greenbrier rail trail heading south. Crossing on the old Watoga bridge and continuing on pass the towns of Seebert, Denmar, and through the 402' Droop mountain tunnel. We will finish our day and camp at milepost 28.5.
Total miles: 20.8

Fri. 7/12: We will break camp and be riding by 9:00 AM. We will continue down the Greenbrier rail trail heading south. Today we will ride through the small villages of Renick, Anthony, and Harper. We will finish our day and camp at milepost 4.7
Total miles: 23.8

Sat. 7/13: We will break camp and be riding by 9:00 AM. We will continue down the Greenbrier rail trail heading south on this final day. We only have 4.7 miles to finish up at the parking are in North Caldwell WV.
Total miles: 4.7

PACE: 2 - 3 mph

PREREQUISITE: Beginner bike touring experience.

Leave No Trace (LNT) ethics will be followed on this trip. If you sign up, you pledge to pre-read and adhere to LNT principles. https://lnt.org/learn/7-principles

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