Virginia Capital Trail

We started in Jamestown at MM 0 and rode eastward toward Charles City.

Every wine bottle is unique and can be seen from inside and outside the structure:

Where the Chickahominy River enters the James River, there’s a bridge … with a steep climb … we turned around at about MM 7.

We decided to add a few miles by exploring around the Jamestown Settlement.

We found a picnic table, put together our lunch, rested, and decided we had ridden enough miles (and those sore body parts from yesterday were grateful). 17 miles!

Virginia Capital Trail

This 52-mile trail goes from the first capital of Virginia in Jamestown to the current capital in Richmond. Today we started in the middle at Charles City and rode west toward Richmond from Mile Marker 20 – MM 40 at Four Mile Creek Park. Twelve more miles to Richmond, but it gets quite hilly. Today’s ride was hilly enough.

Our turn-around point was at Four Mile Creek Park where we rested for about 30 minutes, ate our lunch and visited with a couple from Alexandria who were riding the entire trail, but in shorter segments over a few days.

Somewhere in the distance in Shirley Plantation. There were several plantations along our route.

Back at Charles City. 40 miles complete – the longest ride for both of us so far this year. Yes, a few body parts are sore and a very good night’s sleep is ahead.

Hawksbill Greenway

A 2-mile trail that makes for a very good 4-mile walk or a very short bike ride. We started in the middle and walked each direction. Ahead is Main St in Luray:

Quite a few trout fishermen. The creek is stocked. In fact, tomorrow is the Youth Trout Fishing Derby.

On the other side of Main St, the path ended in a loop around a cow pasture.

W and OD Bike Trail

Today we got up early to ride part of the the Washington and Old Dominion Bike Trail.

We started in Purcellville, one end of a 45-mile trail that goes to Washington DC.

Lime kilns:

Our greatest hazard of the day!

We rode out to about Mile Marker 30 and turned around. We stopped for lunch in Leesburg at ..

We parked our bikes in the back, ordered here ..

and split a Memphis Mushroom Biscuit and White Bean Salad:

From the top down: onion ring, top half of a cat’s head biscuit + sauce, onion ring, bbq’d lion’s head mushroom, apple, bottom half cat’s head biscuit. Yes, it was absolutely delicious!

29 miles. What a great day.