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Routes or Rides around Boone/Blowing Rock N.C.(3 posts)

Routes or Rides around Boone/Blowing Rock N.C.SpecialTater
Jul 8, 2003 1:51 PM
I'm taking my road and mountain bikes to Blowing Rock this weekend. Any good routes to recommend? I'll probably do the Parkway some. Maybe down to Valle Cruces, but if anyone can point me to some good route maps/cue sheets, I would appreciate it. I've googled and couldn't come up with anything detailed.

Also, any good LBS recommendations? I've found Magic Cycle in Boone on the web.

Finally, if you know of any good MTB trails, I'm all ears. We'll probably head to Pisgah (Grandfather area) and to Beech or Sugar Mountains.

Thanks
Tater
re: Routes or Rides around Boone/Blowing Rock N.C.marcoxxx
Jul 9, 2003 6:25 AM
the parkway around that area is great, and lots of climbing. ride the parkway early as possible in the day as car traffic can get real busy. i rode last weekend from Linville Falls and south where traffic was not as bad. There is a nice road ride from Valle Crusis(sp) over to Beech Mtn, if you want to ride up the now famous Beech mtn. I have not ridden out of Blowing Rock area, but my wife loves the shops there. There are 3 bike shops in Boone that can help. The ski resorts at Beech mtn and Sugar mtn both have mtn biking trails that i have ridden too.

marc
Thanks! Exactly what I was looking forSpecialTater
Jul 9, 2003 2:40 PM
I may try to die on Beech Mountain. Will post a report if I survive.