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West Virginia "FUNDO"- Wild and Wonderful

Ride Details

Dates: July 19-23

Distance: Up to 250 miles

Cost: $525

Rider Level: Two rides each each day, so everyone can have fun.

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This 4 day riding and social event will be designed for rider levels from Recreational to Advanced. The design of this tour keeps us in the Greenbrier Valley all four nights. There will be one low cost of $525 (five hundred twenty-five) per person for up to four days of riding and included activities and services. Every day will include shorter casual options and "advanced" options. Distances can vary from 15 miles of  touring to a choice of metric century rides.The group ride will be limited to the first 20 riders. We will ride some quiet, one lane roads in great little towns near: Lewisburg •White Sulphur Springs • Crow, VA • Greenbrier River Trail

West Virginia FUNDO  "Wild and Wonderful "is the state slogan. "The Mountain State" is the nickname. There is an energy and tranquility in West Virginia you are not likely to find in any other state. West Virginia is packed with history, heritage, adventure and good ole southern hospitality that will create a memorable cycling experience you should not miss. This area is within 8 hours driving time for cyclists coming from the Ohio Valley or much the east coast.

We will visit and reside nightly in the historic towns of Lewisburg. Each day of cycling will take us through quiet, country roads of  the scenic Greenbrier River Valley, parts of the Midland Trail National Scenic Byway, sections of the Farm Heritage Rd, or along the banks of the New River (which by the way, is thought to be one of the oldest rivers in the world) and a day of riding the Greenbrier River trail with a specialized hybrid style bike.

The towns in the Greenbrier area offer great small town charm, art colonies, great upscale southern dining and wonderful adventure activities. You can spend one day on the New River for a day of rafting some of the best whitewaters in the world. Yet another afternoon, we tour "the Bunker" beneath the historic Greenbrier Inn. After the tour, you should think about staying a few extra days, take in more rafting on the Gauley and New Rivers, fly fish the many mountain streams, zip line excursions or indulge in a little mountain biking on the many miles of trails. We will hook you up with the best area guides. If heading back to the upper east coast or toward Chicago, you can easily catch the Amtrak just outside the Greenbrier Inn and we can ship your ship home to you (White Sulphur Spings Amtrak does not offer check baggage service) Please call about their schedule.

Tour Details: July 19-23 (4 days/4 nights- Fri-Tues)  Price: $525.  Bike Rental: $125

Travel Logistics: Travel arrangement by airline should be scheduled in and out of Roanoke,VA or Lewisburg,WV. Airport pick up time is: Saturday July 19 at 3 PM and 5PM respectively and drop off time is: Tues. July 23 at 3 PM in Lewisburg or 4 PM in Roanoke. If driving to the starting location, you should meet at our starting hotel in Lewisburg by 5 PM, where you may park for the duration of the trip. Amtrak options are available. Please see https://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/869/103/Cardinal-Hoosier-State-Schedule-091916,0.pdf  Or call the office for assistance

Alternative Housing

Campsites near Lewisburg:  Greenbrier River Camping   Many additional B&Bs and  fine upscale hotels and resorts are availavle in the area. Additional mountain bike rentals are available through a local bike shop.

Included Event Highlights: Unbelievable riding, choice of a  Bunker Tour or Cave tour. A guide to additional local attractions, Masseuse -if available and Mechanic (tipping suggested)

Included in your Fundo : You will have all maps and gps routing

Van support at 5-15 mile intervals.

Mechanical support

Energy drinks, riding snacks

A casual catered dinner and a complimentary Wine and Brew social on our first evening.

A Bunker tour at the Greenbrier or a tour of the Lost World Caverns

An occassional van ride for those who are tired.

Extra Charges: Guests will pay for their own rooms, their own meals and will be responsible for their own transportation and bicycle shipment. A block of rooms is reserved at the Holiday Inn Express- Lewisburg and available on a first come, first serve basis.  Deadline for room reservations is May 19. Or, you and your group may opt to rent a vrbo or airbnb in the local area. The local bike shop owner has a vacation cabin for group rentals.

Sample Itinerary

Pre-tour Day We meet at the Inn in Lewisburg

Day 1  White Sulphur Springs  area - Crow, VA- Union - Lewisburg (53 miles) +3045/-3164 ft , Short Option- 18-28 miles on The Green Brier trail

West Virginia- Wild and Wonderful

Day 2  Lewisburg-Alderson-Sam Black Church-Lewisburg (63 miles) /-4083 ft  , Short route option  Bunker Tour of the Greenbrier Inn

West Virginia- Wild and Wonderful

Day 3  Rafting the New River or Guided cave tours at Lost World Caverns with a short 30 mile "Green" local loop.

Day 4  Local Trout - Williamsburg- Frankford Loop portions on the greenbrier trail.  (approximate mileage 42 miles)

West Virginia- Wild and Wonderful

NOTE* The routes were last ridden in Fall 0f 2017. Routes and distances may vary slightly due to Spring rain fall in the area and road  and trail conditions on the Greenbrier trail.