Day 20 Breaks Interstate Park

Day off or zero day so enjoyed Breaks Interstate Park. Park is on the border of Kentucky but is actually on Virginia land. Park offers beautiful views, horse back riding, cottages, lake with boat rentals, camping and lodge. So something for everyone. Park volunteer Karen lead a short hike down to a lake. She talkedContinue reading “Day 20 Breaks Interstate Park”

Day 19 Council,VA to Breaks Interstate Park

Total miles 26, +/- elevation 1978/1752, Total miles so far 560. Weather 40’s to start, mid 60’s by afternoon. Our ride today ended at Breaks Interstate Park. Both Kentucky and Virginia operate the park. It is called the Grand Canyon of the South. Riders ahead of us reported bears in the campground so we bookedContinue reading “Day 19 Council,VA to Breaks Interstate Park”

Day 18 to Rosedale, VA to Council, VA

Total miles: 18, +/- elevation: 1706/2172. Total miles so far 534. Weather: Cloudy, upper 40’s to start, partly cloudy upper 50’s in afternoon. Woke up this morning to low temperatures in the low 40’s and rain. Around 1pm the rain stopped so we loaded up the bikes and got moving. Our goal today was theContinue reading “Day 18 to Rosedale, VA to Council, VA”

Day 17 Damascus, VA to Rosedale, VA

Total miles: 32, +/- elevation 2927/2635. Total miles so far 516. Weather: partly cloudy upper 50’s Good ride today. We are going slower than expected but enjoying the ride! Lodging/Camping availability, cool damp weather, and getting our Illinois legs used to all of this uphill has limited us a little bit. Scott who was ridingContinue reading “Day 17 Damascus, VA to Rosedale, VA”

Day 15 Wytheville, VA to Troutdale, VA

Total miles 35, +/- 2,792/1,814 elevation. Total miles so far 459. Weather upper 60’s perfect biking weather. We were really trying to camp. This is the second campground we wanted to visit that has been closed due to water issues. Instead of camping we stayed at the Sufi Lodge. We had a nice private roomContinue reading “Day 15 Wytheville, VA to Troutdale, VA”

Day 14 Ft Chiswell, VA to Wytheville, VA

Total miles 10, +/- 994/748 elevation. Total miles so far 424. Weather upper 60’s wind 20-25 mph and sunny. Low mile day today. We are averaging 5 miles per day over the last 2 days. At this rate we will be in Oregon in the spring of 2023! Wytheville is a nice little town withContinue reading “Day 14 Ft Chiswell, VA to Wytheville, VA”

Day 12 Blacksburg, VA to Fort Chiswell, VA

Total miles: 48, +/- elevation 3514/3445, Total miles so far: 414. Weather mostly sunny, mid 40’s to start, low 60’s by afternoon. There are 12 maps for trip and we started with Map 12 Yorktown, VA to Christiansburg, VA. Today we changed over to Map 11 Christianburg, VA to Berea, KY. Climbs are classified byContinue reading “Day 12 Blacksburg, VA to Fort Chiswell, VA”