West Virginia “FUNDO” Bike Tour
Our Favorite of the FUNDO Series
“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 which will create a memorable cycling experience you should not miss.
This 4-day riding and social event will be designed for rider levels from recreational to advanced. We will visit and reside nightly in the historic town of Lewisburg. There will be one low cost of $695 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 and the Greenbrier River Trail.
This area is within 8 hours driving time for cyclists coming from the Ohio Valley or much of the East coast, including DC, NY, Philly, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Raleigh, and Cincinnati. If heading back to the upper East coast or toward Chicago, you can easily catch an Amtrak train just outside the Greenbrier Inn, and we can ship your bike home to you (White Sulphur Spings Amtrak does not offer check baggage service). Please call about their schedule.
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 Road, 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 hybrid style bike.
The towns in the Greenbrier area offer great small-town charm, art colonies, 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 whitewater 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. New routes are available for those staying after for some gravel riding near The New River National Park. We will hook you up with the best area guides.
Up to 250 miles
We are suggesting that our guests arrive to this location by car. If driving to the starting location, you should meet at our starting hotel in Lewisburg by 5pm, where you may park for the duration of the trip. Airport pick up and drop off will not be available. If you choose to fly in, Roanoke or Charleston would be your flight options. Amtrak options are available, but carry on bike service is not available at the White Sulphur Springs depot. Please see https://www.amtrak.com/stations/wss.html or call the office for assistance.
- One fantastic group dinner
- Light picnic lunches enroute each day
Lodging is NOT included (see “Extra Charges” below)
Alternative Housing: Campsites near Lewisburg: Greenbrier River Camping. Many additional B&Bs and fine upscale hotels and resorts are available in the area. Additional mountain bike rentals are available through a local bike shop.
- All maps and GPS routing
- Van support at 5 – 10 mile intervals
- Mechanical support
- Energy drinks, riding snacks
- A casual catered dinner and a complimentary Wine and Brew social on our first evening.
- An occasional van ride for those who are tired.
- Unbelievable riding
- Choice of a Bunker Tour or Cave tour
- A guide to additional local attractions
- Masseuse if available
- Mechanic (tipping suggested)
Guests will pay for their own rooms, their own meals and will be responsible for their own transportation and bicycle shipment. You may reserve a room at Home2 Suites – Lewisburg, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Several other nice hotels are available in the area. 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. Please ask the office for suggestions.
- August 5 – 9, 2022
- Friday – Tuesday
- 4 Days | 4 Nights
White Sulphur Springs area – Crow, VA – Union – Lewisburg (53 miles; +3045/-3164 ft)
Short Option 18 – 28 miles on The Green Brier trail
Lewisburg – Alderson – Sam Black Church – Lewisburg (63 miles; -4083 ft)
Short Option Bunker Tour of the Greenbrier Inn
Rafting the New River or Guided cave tours at Lost World Caverns with a short 30-mile “Green” local loop.
Local Trout – Williamsburg – Frankford Loop portions on the Greenbrier Trail (approximate mileage – 42 miles)
Note: The routes were last ridden in the Summer 0f 2021. Routes and distances may vary slightly due to Spring rainfall in the area and road and trail conditions on the Greenbrier Trail.