“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 […]
Thank you for your interest in our Chattanooga Tour. Many interested cyclists have posed some excellent questions about the tour and I am happy to provide responses. Can I bring my non-cycling partner? Absolutely! Sign up for a Single Occupancy tour spot and your non-riding partner stays with you at no extra charge. Can my […]
Janet Minner had a dream. She wanted to ride her bicycle along the entire Blue Ridge Parkway, but had some doubts. She wondered if her employer would allow her to take enough consecutive vacation days to accomplish this goal. She also felt uncertain about her physical ability to ride 470 miles with nearly 49,000’ of elevation gain, despite her years of cycling experience. And, she wanted to be rewarded each evening with good food and a comfortable bed.
A Velo Girl Rides Route The Black Mountain Town and Country Loop 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 […]
When I purchased my first pair of Castelli Chic Knickers, I imagined that I would use them most during the shoulder season — early fall and early spring. Given that most of fall and winter (so far) in Western North Carolina has felt like shoulder season, I’ve had to race to wash my single pair of […]
This is a comprehensive list of the Blue Ridge Parkway tunnels along with some advice about safety for cycling through tunnels.