Wheels of Hope-Ride Report - Lewisburg, WV
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Posted by: Deb Reynolds and Chris White
July 19, 2013
This ride was a little off the
beaten path, but a great ride. There
were a number of good reasons to make the drive and do the ride.
#1 it was for a good cause. They were raising money for the Leukemia and
#2 It was much cooler in the
mountains of WV. The DC region was
suffering a 105 heat index that weekend and we had a nice cool morning. Unfortunately, in stormed at 12:05, just as I
was climbing Alta Mtn. Chris was stormed
on twice. But we both enjoyed the ride.
#3 The routes are challenging,
but not so hilly that they are undoable.
The routes are very pretty, more on that in a bit.
#4 The ride starts in Lewisburg
which is dubbed the nation’s coolest small town, which is in Greenbrier
county. If you like, you could make reservations
for dinner, or stay at THE RESORT!
The routes are called things like
the Snake Bite (the century) the Asp Burner (the metric) the Garter Snake (the
20 miler). This was cute, so I thought,
until I was on Snake Run Rd. and I came upon this hill and painted on the road
were the words "Snake Bite” and the steeper climb started and kept going, and
kept going, and kept going, and let up a bit, and increased again, and then,
let up, and then increased a bit, then I understood why they named their routes
like they did.
They raffled off a ride on a
local trail for a weekend, and a nice cross bike at the end, we didn’t
win. They had pizza, beer, and cake at
the finish. All in all a good ride and
we were very glad that we went.
Wheels of Hope Website