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TransVirginia Backpacking Ride?

  • 07 Oct 2021 10:40 AM
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    Would there be any interest from the group on something like this? Would think around Spring, not too cold, not too hot, and enough time for prep. It could be entirely bikepacked, or coordinated to hit B&Bs or similar with lighter gravel setups. Probably could do a couple segments involved an overnight. Not super technical, but would definitely be multi-day. Could do 

    Ride from DC to Damascus, VA in 550 miles of mostly (60%) unpaved country and forest roads, double track and rail trails (18%). Traverse Virginia’s best backcountry riding on this new gravelpacking (gravel, bikepacking, and touring) route focused on rideable, non-technical, unpaved terrain intended for multi-day trips carrying overnight gear.” 

     Logistics are straightforward with plenty of water, country stores, camping options, as well as hotel/B&B options for those who prefer to ride more comfortably. Only 1-2 miles of true hike-a-bike out of 550. There’s plenty of elevation change, but reasonable grades are rideable with multi-day gear on the proper setup.” 

    https://www.transvirginia.org/about/

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