US-58 – Lovers Leap overlook

The US-58 Lovers Leap overlook about 8 mi east of Meadows of Dan is an interesting overlook.  See the Riding around Fries and Galax for a detailed description of a riding route that includes US-58.  The views on the US-58 overlook are nice but it is fun to check out all the graffiti. We found … Continue reading US-58 – Lovers Leap overlook

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Riding around Fries and Galax, VA

Fries is the trailhead for the new River Trail, a 57 mi rails-to-trails bike/hiking path. The trail extends to Pulaski, VA and follows the New River the entire way.  One of our favorite ways to get exercise is to walk or run in the mornings before we head out to ride.  We found an excellent … Continue reading Riding around Fries and Galax, VA

Getting to the Blue Ridge Parkway from Johnson City, TN

There are several entrances about an hour to an hour and a half ride to the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) from the Johnson City, TN area.  This post describes the entrances near and further from Johnson City that we have used often.  We don't ride the BRP very often anymore because riding within the posted … Continue reading Getting to the Blue Ridge Parkway from Johnson City, TN

Two Routes that Include VA-80 from Meadowview to US-19 then to Breaks Park and KY or to Cleveland and Coeburn, VA

These two routes are not in the Blue Ridge Mountains but they are close and unique enough to be included in the category.  Both routes include riding VA-80 from near Meadowview, VA to US-19 in Rosedale, VA.  This section of VA-80 is located in the Channels Natural Area Preserve. On VA-80 west of Meadoview, you … Continue reading Two Routes that Include VA-80 from Meadowview to US-19 then to Breaks Park and KY or to Cleveland and Coeburn, VA