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  • 9 May 2024
  • 11 May 2024
  • Abingdon, VA- White Top Mountain



                                              VIRGINAI CREEPER BIKE RIDE

May 9-11 2024

The date for the 2024 Virginia Creeper bike ride has been set... We will be arriving in Abington, VA on May 9, 2024.. We will ride the Creeper/ or HIKE  on Friday May 10, 2024.  

*** The date selected for the Virginia Creeper Bike Ride/Hike was chosen due to room availability.  The places that I have used in the past were all full in April.  These dates are the first available... If you are going on fantastic bike ride (this year I have added hiking).  You MUST BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW.   These two places do NOT REQUIRE A DEPOSIT.  However they do expect you to let them know ASAP BEFORE the trip that you are cancelling. 

I booked my room today. 

Creepers Inn Lodging- 276-525-2031, tell Jill Dalton or Dave Dalton you are with CSC.

Black Dog Inn-276-628-4153, tell Rick you are with CSC.

Google Black Dog Inn Abingdon,VA

It is very important that you book ASAP... there are other places in Abingdon to stay however (in my Humble Opinion), you can't beat the no deposit deal

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.

I also picked these dates on the play that (if you choose to attend) we will see Thrusday night at the Barter Theatre  Barter Theatre, in Abingdon, Virginia, opened on June 10, 1933. It is the longest-running professional Equity theatre in the United States

The play that we will be seeing "Ring Of Fire": The Music of Johnny Cash follows the full story of Cash's life: his early days in the cotton fields of Arkansas, the launch of his musical career in Memphis, his marriage to his beloved June Carter, and all of the soul-stirring music he created along the way.  Listen to unforgettable renditions of famous songs such as "I walk the Line," "Folsom Prison Blues, " I've Been Everywhere" and more, delivered by actor-musicians in a toe-tapping, soul stirring musical biography you don't want to miss. 

Other information below... the main purpose of this email is "Book your Room".  The entire town fills up during April and May. 

Bike Shop NOT OPEN YET, I will let you know when... 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 10th... 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.

We will be riding the Creeper Trail  or Hiking on Friday May 10, 2024... We will be taking the 9:30 a.m. Shuttle. 

Make your way to Abingdon on Thursday May 9, 2024... I have group reservations at the Barter Theater for the 7:30 performace on Thursday night.  I have 25 seats on the second (2nd.) row for the play "Ring of Fire".  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. Or we can all go in together and order Pizza.

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 above for lodging that will be close to the bike shop. ***Please let me know when you have booked your room. ******

Our "Group" dinner Friday night May 10, 2024 @ 5:30 -  6:00 p.m. at TBA".

We need to be at the Barter at least by 7:40 p.m. on Thursday night May 9, 2024 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 if you are riding the bike trail.  Hike plans will be announced closer to the date.   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 9-10, 2024:  **** 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!!!! 

See you Thursday May 9, 2024 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 9-10, 2024   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 

Barb Wise