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COLONIAL VIRGINIA - BIKECENTENNIAL '76 -- Radford, VA to Williamsburg, VA, August, 1976

Total Miles: 330
Miles/Day: 48
Days Riding: 7
Group Size: 13
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Unloaded
Load Weight: 0 Lbs.
Camping: 0%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 15
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Mike Brown; 19 years old, Non-Member UNITED STATES

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: 11

Ages 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

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