Hello Creepers, update on Creeper Trip.... everyone going on trip has purchased tickets for the Barter Theater Thursday evening @ 7:30p.m. I purchased ingredients for the Happy Hour Margaritas party 3:00 p.m. at "Tailor's Lodging, 119 Park St. SE (on the patio), where I will be staying. Here is a thought? Instead of finding a place to eat on your own Thursday night... What about everyone bringing an appetizer to share? We can stay longer and play LRC... Bring dollar bills and quarters.... I will give you your Theatre tickets at this time. Of course you are free to find a restaurant if you wish... or we can have Margaritas (if you want another beverage please bring), and appetizers for our meal. Please reply if you would like to do this and what you will bring to share..... Thank you, Barb 423-902-6095 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need to find a place to eat on your own Thursday before the performace, I will host Happy Hour Margaritas @ Taylors Lodge, 119 Park Street SE @ 3:00p.m. in order for you to be able to grab some dinner before the performance. I will give you your ticket for the performance at Happy Hour.
I have made reservations for our group dinner @ Rain Restaurant Friday May 6th @ 6:00 p.m. after the ride, which will give you time to rest up and get ready for dinner.
If you have booked your ride on shuttle for the bike ride you can stop reading now, If not read on to make sure you book your place on the shuttle.
Thank you and looking forward to a wonderful weekend bike ride,
Bike Shop now open... please call and reserve your bike (if you need one), however you MUST CALL and reserve your spot on the shuttle... we will be talking the 9:30 a.m. shuttle for Friday May 6th... see next paragraph for phone #
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 9:30 a.m. shuttle.
I received a call today February 7, 2022 from Rick (Taylor's Lodge) and Jill (The Virginia Creeper End). They both report record number of people calling to book a room for May 5-7 ,2022 weekend. They are both still holding rooms for CSC ONLY until February 9th, 2022. After this date rooms will be let go to first come first serve.
If you have booked your room you still must sign up on CSC Event Webpage to register for the ride and sign the waiver. This is very important.
We will be riding the Creeper Trail on Friday May 6th... We will be taking the 9:30 a.m. Shuttle.
Make your way to Abingdon on Thursday May 5th... I have group reservations at the Barter Theater for the 7:30 performace on Thursday night. I have 20 seats on the second (2nd.) row for the play "Kentucky Spring". I will have the cost of the Group Rate soon. Please let me know ASAP if you plan on attending the play.
You will need to eat on your own for Thursday evening meal.
I will arrange for a "Group Dinner" on Friday night after the ride.
Hello to those of you that are registered for this trip! It is very important that you call and reserve your room, this is most important. See names and phone numbers below for lodging that will be close to the bike shop. ***Please let me know when you have booked your room.
Make your way to Abingdon VA Thursday May 5th, 2022
You are own your own Thursday 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 Thursday May 5th, for " production of "Kentucky Spring"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 Friday night May 6th, 6:00 p.m. at TBA".
We need to be at the Barter at least by 7:40 p.m. on Thursday night May 5th 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 Thursday, you must go to the bike shop to pay for your shuttle ride/rentals(if needed). Do this Thursday! Do not wait until Friday morning to do this!!!
Friday Morning, we are on the 9:30 shuttle. Be at the Bike Shop by 9:00 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 May 5th & 6th. 2022 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 Thursday May 5th, 2022 in Abingdon, VA
P.S. Bring dollars & quarters for a game we play
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 May 5-7th, 2022 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