Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a great place to cycle – no trucks or buses
and the cars are not in a hurry. It is beautiful, but somewhat hilly.
The route will be mostly uphill heading out so we can more or less coast
back to home base. You can see the elevation profile for the first 70
BRP miles at:
So we will be climbing up from 2000 ft at Waynesborro to 3000 ft at
milepost 5 or milepost 10 or so, and then just cruising back.
I will bring tools to repairs flats etc. if needed, plus the first aid kit.
Please bring a pretty good bike (road, mountain or hybrid) in
working order, cycling gloves and a helmet, maybe a camera, 1 liter water
and snacks. I think we’ll try for about 10-15 miles total (one to
one and half hours), depending on the conditioning of the group.
Note: if you don’t have a bike, but would still like to join,
call/email me and I’ll see what I can do.
P.S. I’ll open the outing to more people if additional drivers sign up.