116 Washington Avenue - A.K.A. Shred Shack
I will be leaving for NRGE at 7:30am on Friday from the ODC house (NOT with the general carpool), and am planning on hitting up the trails at Douthat State Park on the way there.
Douthat State Park has some of the finest singletrack in VA. There are plenty of tough, technical climbs up to fantastic views, followed by ridge-line roller coasters and endless down hills. We’ll decide on which trails to tackle when we get there. Whatever we do, plan for 20-25 miles with plenty of rest stops (~4-5 hours of riding).
You can compensate for mtb experience with excellent aerobic fitness, but some experience is necessary so do NOT sign up unless you have done some mountain biking and are in decent shape. Eat a good hearty breakfast, come well hydrated, and bring plenty of snacks for the trail.
Everyone will be waitlisted for this trip initially and depending on club bike availability and skill level, individuals will be taken off the waitlist accordingly. Drivers with bike racks get priority (gas is reimbursed + tipped 50%!!).
Pack a lunch or bring cash. I don’t know what the weather will be like so prepare for cold/rainy weather by dressing in non-cotton layers and carrying a backpack to shed them into if need be. There may be some stream crossing so bring along some extra socks.
NOTE: If the weather proves unfavorable, we’ll simply find somewhere else that’s equally dope to shred on the way to NRGE.
After we’ve gotten our fair dose of shred, we’ll head to Ray’s Campground to brag to everyone else about our epic day.
What you need:
– All the camping stuff + clothes + food you’ll be bringing to NRGE
– Bike + Helmet (the club has got you if you need it)
– Lots-of-water (at least 1L!)
– Trail snacks
– Pack to hold yo junk
– Synthetic clothing/rain layer if you have one.
– Money for parking ($5 per car I think)
– The desire to get beat up by the trail
– Cash if you wanted to buy food later
Questions, concerns? Email me at zaf2xk, or call me at 571-340-0303.
So, in conclusion,
Ride or Die