Monday, September 22, 2014
Mountain Bike Monday - Inch by Inch
We set out yesterday with the plan of riding a road training ride to get ready for the Martin's Tour of Richmond in two weeks. We decided to head over to Jamestown and start at mile 1 of the Virginia Capital Trail. The plan was to ride out at least 20 miles, if the trail was complete enough, and then turn around.
We were quite surprised to find that even though not fully complete, the Sherwood Forest Phase (13 miles) of the trail was totally rideable.
So, the Colonial Parkway, Greensprings, Chickahominy Riverfront, Sherwood Forest, and Charles City Courthouse Phases are all linked now!
There were lots of bridges along the Sherwood Forest phase, which are almost completed. The ribbon cutting for this phase is set for Oct. 15 officially!
It is such an amazing site to see...all of the effort to make such a massive project happen. An over 50 mile multi-use trail running from Richmond to Williamsburg, all free of vehicle traffic.
So many people, so much time, and so much money! It truly is worth it! Thank you!
There were lots of people out enjoying the trail. Runners and bikers galore!
We rode and rode...
We rode out 23 miles and then turned around. The trail continued on for a little farther past that. At that point we were closer to our house than the car back in Jamestown.
There were some opportunities along the way to re-fuel.
We saw big green bullfrogs, turtles, fish, and one snake...
What an amazing ride. We did 46 miles completely free of traffic!! Such a beautiful, often shady, ride! We can't wait until we can ride the entire length from Richmond to Williamsburg, and back! We are so grateful to have such a fantastic trail right near us! We encourage you to go and experience it! We are so blessed to have one another to experience these things together. It was a glorious day together. Life is so good!