A van supported ride for up to six cyclists will be offered by Virginia Bicycling Federation ECG State Committee Member Joe Morgan on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16.
The trek will begin in the Raleigh / Durham, NC area on Thursday, November 15, traveling through Greenville, NC and pedaling the Tar River greenway that is proposed for the ECG, stopping at both the NC and VA ECG sections on the Dismal Swamp Canal trails and ending for an overnight stay in Norfolk at the Morgans’ Chesapeake Bay condo, with access to the Elizabeth River Trail and Norfolk Light Rail.
The trek will resume on Friday, November 16, taking in the Suffolk Seaboard Coastline Trail and Prentis Street side path, continuing on the Scotland / Jamestown Ferry across the James River to the Virginia Capital Trail and ending in Richmond in time for the ECGA 4:00 PM Canal Walk.
The Richmond to Raleigh / Durham leg of the loop can be by Amtrak, either before or after the ECGA meetings. Lodging (or home stay) is convenient to Amtrak stations in both Raleigh and Durham. Amtrak’s Silver Star provides Saturday service from the Staples Mill station to Raleigh and Cary. It departs at 5:19 p.m. daily.
Train riders will likely have to box their bikes.
Looped on-trail, off road riding is estimated at 40 miles each day.
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