My friend Caleb and I decided we needed a weekend adventure. Both lovers of cycling and the outdoors, we opted for a 2 day bicycle camping trip along the New River Trail.
For those who are unaware, the New River Trail is a 50+ mile trail which runs from Pulaski to Galax, Virginia. The trail was once a part of an active railroad before changes in conditions and economics caused the line to be abandoned.
Virginia has taken the right-of-way and put down a dirt and gravel trail which is now accessible for hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders. In addition to the trail itself, several parking areas, boat launches, and campgrounds are part of the state park.
So a plan was created to dust off the camping gear, somehow secure it to the bikes, start peddling, and see what happens. Continue Reading →