Total Miles: 1
Rider: Bill Weir; 55 years old, travel writer, Member.
Summary: A reunion of my Bikecentennial 76 group inspired this ride. Amazingly, 10 of the 12 us got together for a weekend in Virginia.; Self-Planned
How did ACA Help? Adventure Cycling's Tidewater Potomac map helped a lot in finding my way through the vast suburbs south of Washington D.C.; I also used TransAmerica maps Sections 11 & 12.
Health Issues: none
Motivation: The reunion of my B76 group was the main inspiration. I also remembered Virginia and Kentucky to have the prettiest scenery on the entire Bikecentennial ride.
Most Challenging Aspect:Finding a place to camp could be difficult. Many people were very hospitable, but in one area of Virginia I couldn't get permission from anyone. I used only one established campground on the entire ride.
Favorite Experience: Cycling the hills and valleys of Red River Gorge on a beautiful autumn day.
Least Favorite: Cycling through busy traffic in Washington D.C. and its Virginia suburbs on a dark, drizzly day.
Tips: Check Internet travelogues on interesting places to visit and good places to camp.
Online Journal: Click Here
Date Entered: Jan, 2011
Photo by Dennis Coello