3 day/2 night tour in Lynchburg Tennessee
Friday-Sunday, (TBD), 2024
TBD$ double occupancy,d single, includes 2 nights in Inn, Pizza party, routes, & ride leader. Single night option available.
This tour is based in the Lynchburg Country Inn, which is motel-style with separate entrances for each room. We do a 35-40ish mile loop ride from Lynchburg each of the 3 days. The region is incredibly lovely with closely-cropped hillsides, scalloped untouched valleys, raging creeks, and blue skies. It is also quite challenging hill-wise, so you will need to be a fairly experienced rider and be able to do up to 2000 feet of ascent/descent per day. However, we will be taking our time to smell the roses, so speed is not an issue. Downtown Lynchburg is also a lot of fun – there are a number of fun stores, several good restaurants, a craft-pizzeria, and even a winery with excellent tastings.
Friday: Meet at Lynchburg Country Inn Parking lot at 9:00 AM, go for 38 mile ride. Eat lunch (and wolf-down Jack Whisky Raisin ice-cream!) in Lynchburg (Barrel House BBQ is excellent), then check-in to hotel. Options for afternoon fun are hiking the annotated Native American site at Old Stone Fort State Park (40 minute drive, carpool), hiking, boating, and canoeing at nearby Tim’s Ford state park, walking/shopping in Lynchburg, visiting Falls Mill, or just relaxing on the front porch rocking chairs. We can eat dinner that evening early in Lynchburg, in Tullahoma on the way back from the State Park, or at Granny Fishes Trout Restaurant in Wartrace.
Saturday: Breakfast at Southern Perks Restaurant downtown, at the Inn (Inn only has muffins & coffee, but rooms do have refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee machines), or Woodards Market down the road . Meet in parking lot for 36, 40, or 47 mile ride options at 9:00 am (we stay together for the first half of the ride).
After ride, same options as Friday, and in evening, party in Wiseman city park, with Wood-Fired-Craft Pizza & salad, beer, campfire-s’mores & cornhole (included in fee!).
Sunday: Breakfast – Woodards Market or in room. Meet at 9:00 AM for 37 mile ride east towards Falls Mill. After ride, meet for lunch or head home.
There will not be sag support on this ride, so you will need to bring a spare tube with you. I will, of course, assist anyone with any mechanical problems and will pick you up after the ride if you cannot continue. I will provide electronic routes and paper cue-sheets, and will lead the rides.
You will need to provide your own bicycle, transportation to Lynchburg and afternoon activities, and pay for all meals except for Saturday night pizza party.
The routes cover the gorgeous region of rolling “hills & hollers” around Lynchburg. The special map below was created by Tim Leinbach of MapExcite.com, if you hold down the right mouse button, you can manipulate the route in 3-D (including the elevation profile)!
To sign up, or for more information, contact Andy Brown at Andy.Brown@CountryLanesCycleTours.com, or call 256.604.9219.