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Douthat State Park
Douthat State Park has some of the finest single track in VA (a few years ago it was mentioned in Blue Ridge Outdoors as one of the top 3 mountain bike destinations in VA!). I’ve been there once and LOVED the 11 mile loop I did. It started with a tough, technical climb up to some awesome views, followed by a ridge-line roller coaster, and ended with a fantastic, seemingly endless down hill (with numerous switchbacks). We could do that and then explore other trails, or pick a different loop. Do not sign up unless you have some mountain biking experience and are in decent shape. The club has 5 nice front suspension Gary Fisher Tassajara (various sizes) and helmets if you need a bike. After the ride we’ll find a local restaurant to replenish our carbs (and then some!!) in, so bring $$.
If you plan on running for Love that AM and want to go, don’t worry, I’ll be there too. We’ll leave c’ville at noon and be on the trails by around 2. The trip may get canceled if it rains a lot Friday night and/or Saturday morning.
The Club Provides: bikes, helmets, water bottle, some extra tubes, bike transport, ga$, some $$ toward dinner (possibly all if you eat moderately)
You should bring: your bike & gear, lots of water, snacks, extra tubes, ca$h