In June, 2009, my son, Andrew, my brother-in-law, Fran, and I went on the Bike Virginia 2009 bike ride. That year the tour was from Charlottesville to Culpepper to Orange and back into Charlottesville. I took many pictures, but I will describe our experience with Bike Virginia with the following 5 pictures. Picture 1 is an example of a really nice rest step. It is away from the road, well stocked with wat ...Read more ›
The Bike Virginia Tour is so much more than just a bike ride. It’s the people and the amazing places. It’s a family drawn by a kindred love of exploration and the joy of being on two (or three wheels). You’ll get to meet our family here in their first hand accounts and stories. Please let us know if you would like to share something about your time with Bike Virginia.
Against the Grain: Tales of a SAG driver... Thirty years ago in college when we’d have as many as 10 or 15 playing Monopoly, we added new Chance cards. One of them read: “Take Acid for the first and only time in your life. Reverse life and go around the board backwards from now on.” Getting that card changed America’s premier board game in chaotic ways no one could imagine. Sagging Bike Virginia, backwards ...Read more ›
Every year as BVA approaches I worry. Can I still climb up the hills? Will I get lost? Will I find anyone with whom to ride? Will packet pick-up at Registration go smoothly? For the past several years I have been in charge of the volunteers who work with me at Registration on Friday and Saturday. That’s usually 45 folks, many repeat volunteers, who work shifts 2 to 8 hours with smiles and great energy. (The ...Read more ›