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Dates: 9/27/2018 - 9/27/2018
City / State: Damascus, VA
Event Name: Virginia Creeper
Event Type: Guided Bike
Event ID: 110791 
Distance - Trail Ratings: 27K - 1B
Description: The route we will be riding goes downhill the entire way. The Virginia Creeper Trail has a packed earth surface and is considered the premier mountain bike rail trail in Virginia. We will be riding downhill from Whitetop to Damascus. The trail can be ridden using a hybrid bike if you are careful; however, there are just enough rocks and uneven surfaces to want to ride a mountain bike
Amenities: Strollers: NO | Wheelchairs: NO | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Bridges - Spanning the USA, Ice Cream Parlors
Start Times: Arrive by 10:00 am for a 10:30 am departure
Location: Blue Blazes Bicycle and Shuttle Service
Start Point / Driving Directions: 226 W Laurel Ave, Damascus, VA 24236 (276) 475-5095 ***** Take Exit 19 from I-81 south on US 58 east. Stay on US 58 approx 16 miles to Damascus. Blue Blaze is located on the RIGHT just after you cross the bridge entering Damascus, VA.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Most participants will rent a mountain bike and take the shuttle to Whitetop. We will then cycle 27K downhill back to Damascus.

The cost for bike rental and shuttle is $27. The shuttle is $16 if you have your own bicycle. You will need to make a reservation NLT September 23. Phone number for Blue Blaze is 1-800-475-5095. ****

Most participants will rent a mountain bike and take the shuttle to Whitetop. We will then cycle 27K downhill back to Damascus.
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Bring lunch with you. We will stop to eat lunch at an old railroad depot . Most participants will buy lunch at the Subway off of Exit 19 of I-81 in Abington and bring it with them. Further down, we stop for a delicious slice of chocolate cake. ****

There is a Seasonal Volkswalk in Damascus that qualifies for the AVA Appalachian Trail Special Program. ****

If you are coming, please let the POC know by sending an email to thomasjackson@embarqmail.com .
Members of the Asheville Amblers should contact Dennis Michele at DMichBlue@aol.com , (home) 828-628-4343, (cell) 828-708-3643 .




Host Club: York White Rose Wanderers
Contact: Tom Jackson (717) 677-6511
Website: www.sites.google.com/site/yorkwhiterosewanderers/
E-Mail Contact: thomasjackson@embarqmail.com