The Blue Ridge Parkway route is high on the bucket list of cyclists. Here is an interactive map that will help you imagine cycling every inch.
A Velo Girl Rides Route The Elk Mountain Scenic Loop is a classic route in Asheville, North Carolina. We highly recommend it — one of the best ways to sample the variety and beauty of the region in just 28 miles. Along this beautiful route, you will see views of the city, the famous Omni Grove Park Inn, […]
Velo Girl Rides offers custom cycling tours in and around Asheville. Recently, Julie S. joined us for a custom tour that included challenging mountain climbs, screaming descents and gingerbread houses.
I really enjoyed creating a custom Cycle To Farm experience for the Lufkin Supper Club. A great route, stunning views, delicious food, and a welcoming community were the ingredients for a great tour.
May arrived bringing bright sunshine, blue skies and cool, crisp air – the ingredients for a perfect weekend for cycling.
Assault on the Carolinas offers road cyclists a chance to see why so many riders love cycling in Brevard…and that Brevard loves cyclists.
December weather in Western North Carolina tends to be very welcoming to cyclists. Daytime temps can be mild, perfect even for the sport of cycling. Snow is rare at lower elevations and the roads are free of salt, sand and chemicals used to clear the signs of winter from our paths. The leaves have fallen […]
Preparing for our upcoming Blue Ridge Parkway cycling tour makes me feel nostalgic and I spend long moments daydreaming about nuggets of my life spent along the ribbon of pavement that winds 470 miles through Virginia and North Carolina woodland and farmland to create a dream come true for a road cyclist. But, there’s no […]
Those who have ridden with me since August 3 know that I have been gushing about the Boone Gran Fondo and cycling in the High Country of North Carolina. In the days leading up to the ride, the forecast called for rain and I was concerned about falling and reinjuring my wrist. On Saturday, the […]
At one time, I kept a detailed journal of all rides, races, finishing times, heart rate stats, weather, general notes about my cycling and running experiences…you name it, I recorded it. This was well before such tools as Garmin, Strava, RideWithGPS, etc.. Now keeping track of your performance is easier than ever, yet, I no […]
Cedar Creek/Hebron Headwall – Ride #4 50 Miles & Elevation Gain 5,141’ What an incredible ride! This route is definitely my newest favorites. We started in Black Mountain and spent some time warming up on our good friend Route 9 by heading across the continental divide. Then we whooshed down into Bat Cave. This descent […]
Teamwork The Misery Loves Company Team has now completed three training rides. We’ve climbed Hickory Nut Gap from both sides, Bearwallow Mountain from the Fletcher side and Ox Creek. Those of you who know me well will understand that I am squarely in my element when I am climbing. I absolutely love to climb. If […]
Base Building & Cross Training It’s easy for me to get carried away dreaming about our upcoming Mountains of Misery training schedule. For a gal who loves to climb, it’s like a spring cycling season spent in heaven. So, to keep myself grounded in the reality of the task at hand, I am focusing on […]
Although I frequently join the Monday Asheville Bicycle Racing Club Women’s Ride that leaves from Youngblood Bicycles, this was the first time to lead a Velo Girl ride from this location. Youngblood and his staff were very accommodating and we enjoyed some shopping after the ride. As I mentioned in the last weekly update, David […]
Riding the VA Creeper Trail in December was quite a treat. I never expected to experience a wide open trail without hundreds of riders zooming down from White Top. I barely had to use my bell and the weather was ideal – sunny and mid-50s – the perfect pre-holiday ride. The bike shuttle companies […]
Yesterday, David and I visited Greenville SC to ride the Swamp Rabbit Trail. I recommend adding this day trip to your list of things to do. It’s great to beginners, families, seasoned cyclists, runners, walkers and those who love good food. The Swamp Rabbit Trail runs from Travelers Rest, through Falls Park and Cleveland Park […]