Learn more about my adventures while creating a route for a new cycling event that will be held in Wilson NC in April 2020. This will be the perfect century to kick off your cycling season while helping to raise funds for the NC Jaycees Burn Center.
The Cycle To Farm Bicycle Tours allows you to meet farmers by cycling to local farms. You will enjoy scenic country roads flanked by farmlands, taste farm products at farm stands and farm stores, and meet the people who grow food while following a route custom-made just for you.
There’s something about cyclists that makes them seek out challenges…the harder, the better. So it’s no surprise that an organized cycling event with “misery” in the name would attract what is certain to be a sell-out field of avid and accomplished cyclists.
“Bzeeep! Off Course. Recalculating.” There I was, cruising along in the paradise we call Western North Carolina, surrounded by steep, forested mountains (including the tallest peak in the Eastern U.S.) and kind people, riding my bike pretty much every day I wanted to… and working at the fire department once or twice a month (making […]
This ride begins with a scenic roll along the Oaks Trail Greenway and around the Community Garden before leaving town to enter the North Fork Valley. At the head of the valley, the route explores first the Left Fork and then the Right Fork (out-n-back). Both spurs offer stunning views all the way to the Blue Ridge Parkway high above. As the route returns to town, it passes by Lake Tomahawk and then up and through the historic Montreat Arch. With Lake Susan at the center, Montreat is the home to Montreat College and many peaceful retreat homes.
Hickory Nut Gap Farm Road & Gravel Loop bicycle tourism guide Asheville north carolina Distance – 32 miles Elevation Gain – 3,310′ Level – Moderate Start – Hickory Nut Gap Farm 57 Sugar Hollow Road Fairview NC The Hickory Nut Gap Farm Road & Gravel Loop is our favorite mixed terrain ride. While the route is mostly on paved roads, the two […]