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5 Things That Can Make A Bike Adventure More Fun

by Kim Perry | May 12, 2015

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Having these items with you can make your next bike adventure even more fun. 1. A camera.  Phone cameras or other compact cameras are great for capturing the treasures you discover while out riding. Make a memory you can look back on when you can't be out on the bike. Just be sure to pull over first (Paula)! 2. Your business or fun card*. Carry a card or paper with your contact information. When you run across someone interesting you can strike up a conversation and exchange contact information. 3. A delicious snack. What's more fun than taking a break in a beautiful spot while enjoying a delicious snack? While chocolate or snack bars might be good, mix it up, think about sweet ripe cherries, peanut butter on apple, or something mouth-wateringly tasty and refreshing. Reward yourself for the ride. 4. Bring a friend. Bike adventures are great when you share it with someone that is into making smiles. 5. Carry some cash. Pop into that roadside stand and enjoy a fresh peach. Or pick up that odd collectable at the antique store. You just never know what you might come across when you're out on the bike. Happy riding! *A fun card is like a business card, but way more fun, list your hobbies and contact info or social media handles.  They are a great way to connect with people that like to have fun!  

31 Ways to Celebrate Bike Month

by Kim Perry | May 7, 2015

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Bike Month 2015 is here! Whether you love a little cruise around the neighborhood or dig an epic cross country bike trip, Bike Month is the perfect time to show your love. We decided to create a list of our favorite 31 of the billion ways you can celebrate. 1. Give your bike a tune up, a lot like a big hug but better. 2. Wear a bike shirt in the name of team spirit. (more…)

What Kim Is Looking Forward To: 2015 Tour

by Kim Perry | May 5, 2015

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A note from Kim Perry, Executive Director of the Bike Virginia non-profit about the upcoming 2015 Tour in June. The 2015 tour will mark my 8th year with the organization and also is a special year because we return to the very first site (Abingdon/Kingsport) where I saw the Bike Virginia Tour in action. I was hired in April 2008, and the event was in June so all the planning was in place, my job that year was to observe and learn. It was a bit like drinking from a fire hose! Now, as the event approaches I begin looking forward  (more…)

Interesting Sights and Sites at the 2015 Event

by Kim Perry | April 27, 2015

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ABINGDON HQ (FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY)

Your vacation will be based for three days at a lovely spot just outside Abindgon. The Southwest Virginia 4-H Educational Center is located on 75 acres of rolling meadows and woodlands 1.5 miles north of historic Abingdon. The site opened its doors in 1960 as a 4-H Camp. The facility boasts a Junior Olympic Size Swimming Pool, Ropes Course and Fishing Pond. All in the pristine Highlands of Virginia and just 3 miles from downtown Abingdon. Watch this great drone aerial video of the facility. (more…)

You Can Do It! Bike Routes for Everyone

by Kim Perry | April 27, 2015

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It was a LONG, COLD winter. No doubt about it. A lot of us are just getting on the bike for "spring riding" even though it is almost May. And mother nature keeps handing out those chilly nights and damp weather. That might have you thinking that tackling Bike Virginia's Weekend Escape or 6 day bike event is out of the question. Think again! (more…)

Personal SAG Service

by Kim Perry | April 25, 2015

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Your group planning a bike adventure? A SAG driver can make your ride even better. Let our Paid SAG Service give you piece of mind and convenience. (more…)

History around the Allandale Mansion in Kingsport Tennessee

by Kim Perry | April 24, 2015

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For the last three days of this year's tour we will be based at the Allandale Mansion grounds. Allandale Mansion is located on the western side of Kingsport and is very close to several historic locations. During your visit you may choose to visit Long Island, the Netherland Inn, Rotherwood Mansion, or the site of the Civil War battle of Kingsport. All of these sites are within 2.5 miles of our campground and are easily accessible from Allandale. You could have set up your camp here on the grounds of Allandale 300 years ago and watch as history paraded by you... (more…)

Try Something New With Us at the 2015 Tour

by Kim Perry | April 22, 2015

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In 2015 we are offering for the first time:

  • Loop Rides Every Day
  • Access to Your Car Every Day
  • Two Camps for 3 days each
  • Finishing at Headquarters Camp 2
In 2015 we are launching a new format for the tour that keeps our essence going strong but gives you an even better (more…)

Ride a Nice Rented Bike at the Event

by Kim Perry | April 21, 2015

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You can rent a nice road bike for the Bike Virginia Tour. Here are 3 reasons why you should give it a try: (more…)

5 Reasons to Ride with the Bike Virginia Tour for 6 days in 2015

by Kim Perry | April 21, 2015

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If you've never taken a multi-day bicycle tour vacation, then 2015 should be your year to give Bike Virginia a try. 1. You get to RIDE, RIDE, RIDE. When else in life to you get to concentrate on doing the thing that makes you feel great, puts a smile on your face and puts the world into perspective. Riding for 6 days is like no other bike experience. 2. Riding for 6 days is great training. Base training is one of the most important tools cyclists use to be the best rider they can be. Using (more…)