Sunday's 60+ degree weather was serious motivation to get out and enjoy the day! Even though it was a bit overcast and very windy, it still was a beautiful day to get out and get some exercise and fresh air! We began by parking at the Petersburg National Battlefield and biked into Old Towne.
You don't get many of these warm days in the middle of winter. Even though it was cloudy we still enjoyed riding around looking at homes, churches, buildings, etc.
We headed over near the VSU campus and biked along the river a short while on the Appomattox Heritage Trail.
Next, we continued on the trail after riding over what locals call the Petersburg/Colonial Heights Bridge (MLK Jr. Bridge).
This is a brand new trail running from the river over to the Southpark Mall area of Colonial Heights.
It's a nice paved pathway following along the river with a few places to stop and learn along the way...
A little uphill climb to overlook a former railroad crossing/bridge...
History is amazing! You see remnants of times before, but often don't know the history behind it!
Once you get to the mall area you arrive at a parking area and small put in/pier area, and it's there we stopped to snap a selfie!
And, Dynamo got a smooch!
What a lovely trail for anyone in the area looking for a scenic ride, walk, or run!
On our return trip, we biked more through the streets of Petersburg before heading back to the Battlefield. We finished up with around 19 miles. What a great feeling to be back on the bike again...TOGETHER!