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Bike Law LogoThis week has been a week of first.  First the 24 Hours of Burn, and now a scholarship!

Bike Law Scholarship

A couple weeks back I put out a call on Twitter & Facebook for my friends to nominate me to win a scholarship through BikeLaw.com. This scholarship would allow me to participate on their Blue Ridge Parkway supported tour.

Join us from Wednesday June 22nd  through Sunday June 26th for a five-day journey through cycling paradise.  The plan is to have Paul and his team guide us on the most scenic stretches of the Parkway, as we ride from inn to inn.  We will have great accommodations, amazing food, and just the right level of pampering.  We will ride ourselves ragged during the day, relax around the dinner table, and brainstorm about the future of bike advocacy in the Southeast.  Every evening will focus on a different angle, as we get deeper towards an answer:  How will the Southeast fulfill its promise to be the center of North American cycling?

We will combine the very best of bicycle tourism with a roundtable to further our passion for bicycle advocacy.  You will come away energized and empowered to continue making a difference in the Southeast.  We have some of the greatest cycling problems to face, but also have the most promise for the future.

Tour Itinerary:  This is challenging terrain, but there will be options for riding less.  Paul knows how to cater to all fitness levels.  No one will complain that it is too easy!

Day 1 Wednesday June 22: Meet in Blowing Rock, NC, with an afternoon ride along beautiful Route 221.
Day 2 Thursday June 23: Cycle from Blowing Rock to Little Switzerland.
Day 3 Friday June 24: Cycle from Little Switzerland to Asheville including ascent up Mt. Mitchell.
Day 4 Saturday June 25: Cycle one of many metric century options available from Asheville.
Day 5 Sunday June 26: Morning ride from Asheville before our afternoon shuttle back to Blowing Rock.

The price of the Tour is $1200, which includes all lodging, most food, shuttle transportation back to Blowing Rock, all guide services, and a specially designed mybikelaw jersey, shorts, and socks!

Thanks to all of you, myself and 3 others won!  I’ll be traveling through the mountains of western NC later this June.  I guess it is about time to start riding on the road more!

 

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