Hello Creepers & those that want to be,
I spoke with Jill Dalton (owner Creepers Inn Lodging, yellow ones behind the bike shop). She only has one room available for the May 3-5, 2019 ride. It is Cottage B room #5* go to website to see, www.creepersinnlodge it is a two bedroom suite with a kitchenette and private bathroom. One bedroom has a queen bed and the -2nd. bedroom has twin beds. You would be sharing the cottage with Mike & Gail Hood & Jimmie Coley in the downstairs bedrooms. You could have 3 to 4 people in this suite. Other than this she is already full for this weekend. *** Rooms fill up fast for the Creeper Ride*** Contract Jill @704-996-6407 for more details.
Also see paragraph below if your are interested in the Airbnb that John Hilbrandt has located. Info below.
We have another option for lodging for the May 2019 bike ride. John Hilbrandt has located an AIRBNB located within walking distance of the Barter, Martha Washington and downtown restaurants. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, use of entire house. For more info contact John - 423-400-7233.
The VA Creeper Bike Weekend Bike Ride will be May 3-5, 2019. Make your way to Abingdon VA Friday May 3rd. 2019. You are own your own Friday night for dinner, just "Google" restaurants in Abingdon and you will find several to choose from.
I have 20 (at this time can add or delete) seats on hold at the Barter Theatre for Friday night May 3rd. for the "back by popular demand" production of "Madam Buttermilk"
I must know ASAP if you would like a seat, ( Barter is working on our "Group Rate" price), I will let you know as soon price is available, in the past the "Group Rate" has been very reasonable.
Our "Group" dinner is Saturday night May 4th, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at "The Peppermill", 231 W. Main Street, 5 minute walk (0.2) from the Barter(** NOTE "The Tavern Restaurant" is closed to the public on May 4th for a private wedding).
We need to be at the Barter at least by 7:40 p.m. to be seated (our seats are on 2nd. and 3rd. rows. So plan your dinner accordingly.
IF you are renting a bike, you must call VA Creeper Bike Shop 276-676-2552 to reserve your bike and if needed a helmet. IF you are bringing your bike you must call the bike shop to reserve your spot on the shuttle to the top of "White Top Mountain". Tell them you are with CSC club and you want the 8:30 a.m. shuttle.
**** IMPORTANT**** When you arrive Friday, you must go to the bike shop to pay for your shuttle ride/rentals(if needed). Do this Friday! Do not wait until Saturday morning to do this!!!
Saturday Morning, we are on the 8:30 shuttle. Be at the Bike Shop by 8:00 a.m. this is also very important as May is a popular month of the Creeper Ride, the Rhododendrons should be in full bloom. (Hopefully)?
When you register for this event you must sign the Trip Release Waiver at the bottom of the Registration form.
YOU MUST BOOK YOUR OWN ROOM!!! For other room choices please contact me for information. For now these two lodges have availability for the May 3-5, 2019 trip:
Creepers Inn Lodging- 276-525-2031, tell Jill Dalton you are with CSC.
Black Dog Inn-276-628-4153, tell Rick you are with CSC.
See you Friday May 3rd, 2019 in Abingdon, VA
The Virginia Creeper Trail is possibly the easiest, prettiest mountain bike ride you will ever encounter. The VA Creeper Trail, which is actually the "retired" railway corridor of the Virginia-Carolina Railroad, has become one of the most popular bicycling trail destinations in the eastern United States.
The Va Creeper Trail stretches 34 miles from Abingdon, Virginia down thru the lovely town of Damascus, Va (known as the Heart of the Va Creeper) along the Whitetop Laurel River and up to its highest point Whitetop Station near the NC State Line at Whitetop, Virginia. The Va Creeper Trail is open year round to hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
This former rail bed passes through the Mount Rogers National Recreation area and the highland country of Southwestern Virginia. The Virginia Creeper Trail is rich in beauty and regional history. This is an easy biking adventure that you and your friends and family will talk about for a long time.
Join us on this May 4th, 2019 ride. At this time we have 18 CSC riding the trail.
Contact Barb Wise for information on lodging and booking your shuttle/bike rental (if necessary) to the top of White Top Mountain