Total Miles: 330
Rider: Mike Brown; 19 years old, Non-Member.
Summary: We had a wonderful trip. Nice roads, good weather and good accommodations in the Bike Inns provided. Our group was quite diverse, but got along well.; Commercial Trip
How did ACA Help? This was an organized Bikecentennial '76 fully-supported tour. Route planning, maps, staffed Bike Inns and equipment transport vehicle were all provided.
Motivation: The adventure of riding a segment of the U. S. The fun of sharing a ride with others.
Most Challenging Aspect:There were many more and bigger hills in Virginia than I was used to riding having grown up in southern Illinois.
Favorite Experience: There were many, but one highlight was meeting June Curry, the Cookie Lady, in Afton Virginia. For us she was midway along a beautiful DOWNHILL segment, but we stopped anyway. Glad we did.
Least Favorite: Walking my bike most of the way up Vesuvius to Skyline Drive.
Number of Children in Group: 2
Number of Adults in Group: 11Ages of the children on ride:
|Under 8 years of age||
9-12 years of age|
|13-14 years of age||
15-18 years of age|
Date Entered: Feb, 2011
Photo by Dennis Coello