Handsmith invites you to join us at 9:00 am on April 30, 2017 as we ride the renowned New River trail from Foster Falls to Galax and back, or anywhere in-between. Total distance is around 50 miles but you can do a shorter ride, if you prefer.
The free-for-all is a group ride that encourages riding bikes on the traffic-free New River Trail. This trail is an iconic rails to trails path consisting of crushed limestone, with the New River visible for most of the ride.
Foster Falls is in the middle of the trail and boasts a livery where you can rent bikes, horses or boats! It’s the perfect time of year for a family bike ride, for a training ride, or to catch up with friends, all while enjoying our gorgeous state park. If you want to do just one leg of the trip then shuttle back to Foster Falls then shuttle services are available in Galax for about $25 per person.
The distance you ride is up to you. A moderate pace is 10 miles per hour, a brisk pace @14 miles an hour. Arrive early because we’ll start at 9 am at Foster Falls, and then will meet back at Foster Falls at 3 for lunch and giveaways. Any bike that has 24mm width tires or greater work on this trail. You can download and share the event flyer or see more information on the New River Trail at www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/new-river-trail.
Here are the essentials:
- Date: April 30, 2017
- Start Time: 9:00 am
- Location: Foster Falls
- Destination: Galax
- Lunch at 3:00 pm (Back at Foster Falls)
- Prize Give-aways
- Children under 12 free
- All registration fees will fund Handsmith’s mission to design innovative prosthetics for those in need.
- Sponsored by Road Id
Suggested Registration Fee / Donation: $25