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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Capital to Capital Bike Trail

   Virginia has given us one of the nicest bike trails witj its 53 mile Capital to Capital trail from Jamestown to Richmond.   The entire trail is now complete.

This trail is paved the entire way and mostly follows Route 5 the John Tyler Highway.

It is shaded a great deal of the way which makes for a comfortable Summer ride.

The route occasionally passes from one side of the road to the other. 

     One of the interesting places to see along the trail is the Shirley Plantation which is the oldest continuously working plantation in the US.

 They family runs a vineyard on the property with a tasting room and restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch.

     I wonder if Maryland could ever do a St. Mary's to Annapolis bike trail?  Right of ways are the biggest problem with doing a trail.  Following a state road makes this more doable as the State usually controls the land on either side of the road.

1 comment:

ThatBusySwimChick said...

This looks like a great ride to add to our "To Ride" list. Thanks for posting about it!