Bike & Hike Weekend
Saturday, June 19th – 21st*
Meet in Damascus VA

*this weekend is subject to cancellation due to stay at home order & closures currently in VA
** Make sure you know the cancellation policy when making lodging reservations
***Virginia Creeper Trail and Virginia State Parks, both opened this week.
Currently facilities (visitor centers & restrooms) are still closed, but are to be opened in the weeks to come.

Start off the fun with a weekend kickoff Happy Hour on the patio of Dancing Bear B&B at 6:00 pm.
There are lots of things to do in the area if you arrive early on Friday: Barter Theater or shopping in Abingdon, ride on the Creeper Trail (Whitetop ?), hiking, exploring in Damascus.

9:45 – Meet at the little red caboose in Damascus at the town park for a group photo.
10:00 – Depart. Some people will begin biking here to Abingdon (15 miles slightly up hill) and others will drive to Alvarado Station and bike 7 miles to Abingdon.
After biking or on your way back to Damascus, you may want to stop at the Abingdon Winery (1/2 mile from Alvarado Station parking lot) and/or the Damascus Brewery (at the corner of Hwy 58 and Government Road) across from the grocery store just off of the trail.
Saturday Dinner – you have options in both Damascus and Abingdon. A large group usually gets dinner to-go and then meets at a B& B where members are staying to have dinner together.

9:45 – Meet on the side street next to Dancing Bear B&B for goodbyes and group shot.
10:00 – Depart for Grayson Highlands State Park. Meet at the office/restroom on the left just as you enter the park.
If the weather is nice, there will be spectacular views and we will see the wild ponies.
We will stop for a lunch break to enjoy the views.
The weather at Grayson Highland CAN and DOES change dramatically and quickly – BE PREPARED!
Sunday Dinner: we will stop in Sparta on the way back. The time will depend on the weather and the length of the hike.

The following links are great resources for your planning:




Lots of laughter, food, beverages & friends. 18+ already signed up – don’t miss the fun!

Contact Kathy Smith for additional information or questions.