Fall Mountain Biking Trip, Oct 15-16

Unfortunately this trip has been cancelled becasue we were unable to rent the bikes–sorry!  Come with us on a day trip to Hanging Rock State Park on Oct 30 instead!

I want to invite you all to come on a trip to the mountains with International Friends Oct 15-16—the perfect time to see the beautiful changing leaves! We will be biking a paved trail through the mountains on a greenway called the Virginia Creeper Trail. (http://www.vacreepertrail.com/) The trail creeps through the mountains and valleys, over rivers and bridges and through meadow–it’s very beautiful! It is all downhill and easy-riding, so anyone can do it. We will be renting the bikes and helmets and taking half a day to do the trail.  Then we will spend a little time eating lunch in the small mountain town before coming home.  We will be leaving on Friday Oct 15 at around 5pm and driving 3 hours to Virginia where we will stay in a hotel.  The next day we will get up early, eat breakfast, drive the final hour to the trail, and hit the trail with our bikes.  After we are done, we are planning to be home around 8 or 8:30pm Saturday night.

The trip will cost $90. This includes the van rentals, gas money, the hotel stay, and the bike rental.  For the hotel, we will be sleeping 4 people per room.  The hotel rooms have 2 queen-sized beds, so you will need to share a bed (time to make new friends! 🙂 ), or bring a sleeping bag if you prefer.  The hotel rooms will have all males in rooms together and all females in rooms together.  You will also need money for dinner on the way up, lunch on the trail, and dinner on the way home (all fast food restaurants to be quick and cheap).  Breakfast in included at the hotel.

If you want to go on the trip, please email Kate at Kate.Hagborg@gmail.com to reserve your space as soon as possible–this will fill up fast!  You will also have to submit a non-refundable $50 deposit–meaning you cannot get this back if you are unable to attend. We need this to make the reservations with the vans, hotel and bikes.  The rest of the money ($40) will be collected on the day of departure.  I or another of the Int’l Friends staff can meet you on campus to collect this deposit, and cash is preferred to checks.  We have limited space in our transportation, so email soon if you want to go!  In your email please include your name, cell phone #, gender, department and program of study.

We are excited about this wonderful fall trip and hope some of you can join us!

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