Join us Saturday, September 22nd, for a bike ride along the New River Trail (rain date Sunday, September 23). Rain date Sunday, Sept 23.
RSVP- If you are interested, please RSVP by September 14th to John Schrader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet at Draper Mercantile (3054 Greenbrier Rd., Draper, VA) at 9:45am, for an out and back ride. Total length of the ride will be around 20 miles (10 out and 10 back), but you can do more or less based on how you feel.
Following the ride, for those who wish, we will have lunch at the Mercantile. Target time for lunch will be 1:00pm.
This is a beautiful section of the trail with most of it running along the New River. We will ride at a leisurely pace and plan about 2 ½ to 2 ¾ hours to complete the 20 mile ride, which will include short stops on several bridges to take in the views of the New River and surrounding area.
Mountain or Hybrid bikes are suggested as this is a cinder/dirt based trail. Thin tire road bikes are not recommended. The Junction at Draper Mercantile rents bikes. Cost for 4 hours is approximately $15.
The restaurant at the Mercantile needs to know how many people we will be having for lunch so they can order supplies and staff accordingly. In addition, to ensure rental bike availability, I need to reserve bikes ahead of time. Please include if you will be having lunch and if you need to rent a bike in your RSVP. For those renting bikes, please plan to arrive earlier (9:15 am) so that you can get your bike set up and be ready to meet the group at 9:45 am.