The VA Creeper Bike Ride is one of CSC favorite non-skiing trips. The Creeper is also a favorite of many other bicycle riders therefore the hardest part of this weekend trip is finding a place to stay. At this time we have 18 CS Creepers signed up for the trip this April. We have received an offer from club members that have a "AirB&B" within walking distance of the "bike shop" and the "Barter. They have two * single beds they will share at a cost of $50 for the two nights. If you are interested please contract me for details. See details below on the trip and my phone #. *ONE BED FILLED, NEED ONE FEMALE ROOMATE*
We have 25 Barter Theatre tickets on hold for the group rate... Still time to sign up and ride with us in April.
The VA Creeper Bike Weekend Bike Ride will be Friday April 24-26, 2020
Make your way to Abingdon VA Friday April 24-16, 2020.
You are own your own Friday night for dinner, just "Google" restaurants in Abingdon and you will find several to choose from.
I will have seats on hold at the Barter Theatre for Friday night April 24, 2020 for " production of "Driving Miss Daisy" . You must let me know ASAP If you plan on attending the theatre, I will need to know to get us a group rate price.
Our "Group" dinner is Saturday night April 25, 2020 6:00 p.m. at "The Peppermill", 231 W. Main Street, 5 minute walk (0.2) from the Barter.
We need to be at the Barter at least by 7:40 p.m. on Friday night April 24, 2020 to be seated (our seats are on 2nd. and 3rd. rows. So plan your dinner accordingly.
IF you are renting a bike, you must call VA Creeper Bike Shop 276-676-2552 to reserve your bike and if needed a helmet. IF you are bringing your bike you must call the bike shop to reserve your spot on the shuttle to the top of "White Top Mountain". Tell them you are with CSC club and you want the 8:30 a.m. shuttle.
**** IMPORTANT**** When you arrive Friday, you must go to the bike shop to pay for your shuttle ride/rentals(if needed). Do this Friday! Do not wait until Saturday morning to do this!!!
Saturday Morning, we are on the 8:30 shuttle. Be at the Bike Shop by 8:00 a.m. this is also very important as April/ May are popular months of the Creeper Ride, the Rhododendrons should be in full bloom. (Hopefully)?
When you register for this event you must sign the Trip Release Waiver at the bottom of the Registration form.
YOU MUST BOOK YOUR OWN ROOM!!! For other room choices please contact me for information. For now these two lodges have availability for the April 24-26, 2020 trip: **** when you have booked your room please let me know*** I will need to know where you are to get you your theater tickets and to plan meeting at "Command Central" for Margarita's!!!!
Creepers Inn Lodging- 276-525-2031, tell Jill Dalton you are with CSC.
Black Dog Inn-276-628-4153, tell Rick you are with CSC.
See you Friday April 24, 2020 in Abingdon, VA
The Virginia Creeper Trail is possibly the easiest, prettiest mountain bike ride you will ever encounter. The VA Creeper Trail, which is actually the "retired" railway corridor of the Virginia-Carolina Railroad, has become one of the most popular bicycling trail destinations in the eastern United States.
The Va Creeper Trail stretches 34 miles from Abingdon, Virginia down thru the lovely town of Damascus, Va (known as the Heart of the Va Creeper) along the Whitetop Laurel River and up to its highest point Whitetop Station near the NC State Line at Whitetop, Virginia. The Va Creeper Trail is open year round to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
This former rail bed passes through the Mount Rogers National Recreation area and the highland country of Southwestern Virginia. The Virginia Creeper Trail is rich in beauty and regional history. This is an easy biking adventure that you and your friends and family will talk about for a long time.
Join us on this April 24th, 2020 VA CREEPER TRAIL RIDE!!!
Contact Barb Wise for information on lodging and booking your shuttle/bike rental (if necessary) to the top of White Top Mountain