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Packing List for Bike Touring

by Kim Perry | June 23, 2015

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Packing for a bike tour or multiple day bike ride can leave event the most practiced cyclists scratching their heads. If you are camping you will need the creature comforts for sleeping plus the gear for riding in a (more…)

2015 Tour Participant Rider Manual

by Kim Perry | June 17, 2015

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The 2015 Bike Virgina Event Rider Manual contains important details every participant needs. This easy to use document will help you arrive prepared and give you important details so you can make the most of your vacation experience. Please take time to review the Rider Manual PDF prior to coming to the event. Download the 2015_Rider_Manual Within you will find the following information (more…)

Deal With Dogs More Safely When Biking

by Kim Perry | June 17, 2015

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  When riding on a bike tour or out on any given day you might encounter a loose dog. Dogs are naturally interested in things that move, click, whir, and come into their territory. A cyclist can seem almost irresistible. Knowing some tactics for dealing with dogs can help (more…)

June 10, 2015, Online Registration Closing

by Kim Perry | June 9, 2015

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We're fast approaching the most amazing bike vacation of 2015, the Bike Virginia Highland Expedition. Sign up for Bike Virginia before June 10 at midnight to take (more…)

Entertainment Schedule

by Kim Perry | May 31, 2015

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Bike Virginia Tour 2015 Entertainment Options There's a full calendar of activities for you to enjoy during the event. Friday 10:00am-8:00pm: Vendors open, hours vary 1:00pm-5:00pm: Low Ropes Course (4 groups, min=5 max=14). Sign up for your group at (more…)

Bus Schedule and Destinations

by Kim Perry | May 31, 2015

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Shuttle services are free for riders in 2015.  We are offering 2 different bus services:  Hotel Bus Drop-off and Pick-up, Downtown Drop-off and Pick-up

Hotel Busing

For those that like to leave your car parked, you can enjoy hotel bus service. Buses pick up nearby designated hotels. Please note, we do not transport bicycle on buses. Buses run in (more…)

Camps Delux: 2015 Headquarters Locations

by Kim Perry | May 27, 2015

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The two headquarters camp locations for the Bike Virginia Tour are sure to be favorites. Heaquarters 1: Friday, Saturday, Sunday June 26-28, 2015 4-H Center Abingdon VA We start our event with 3 lovely days at the Abingdon, Virginia at the Southwest Virginia 4-H Center. See the aerial video below to get a preview. The location, just a few minutes from Abingdon, offers ample parking and camping  (more…)

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…)