Virginia Creeper Trip Info

Troop 964 Bicycling Trip 2019

When: November 1-3, 2019   

Who:  Scouts who have signed up.

Leader:  Richard Alexander – Mobile (336) 399-3884

What:  Bicycling on the Virginia Creeper Trail

Where:  Damascus, VA

More Details:


Departure:  Friday November 1, 2019 5:00pm Mount Tabor Methodist Church

Return:  Sunday November 3, 2019 to Mount Tabor Methodist Church at 1:30pm


Scouts and Leaders who have signed up and paid the fee.  

Everyone attending should have the proper camping gear per the car camping packing list on the website. 


Premise:  Bicycling on the Virginia Creeper Trail, a Rails to Trail bicycle path in Damascus Va.  The distance is around 18 miles, but it’s all a gentle downhill grade.  We will sleep in tents at a local campground Friday and Saturday nights.  


Friday dinner:  Bring a bag dinner with you for the bus

Saturday breakfast-cooking by patrol

Saturday Lunch: “Trail lunch” meaning something that does not require cooking i.e. beef jerky, trail mix, protein bars.  There are some shops along the trail if you would like to bring a little spending money. SCOUTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN LUNCH!

Saturday Dinner:  Patrol cooking

Sunday Breakfast:  Patrol cooking 

Sunday Lunch:  Bring money $$ for the lunch on the way back 


Clothing:  A Scout always travels in Class A, so wear it Friday.    Bring layers for the bike ride.  ALWAYS bring your rain jacket.  

Other gear:  See packing list.  You can bring your own bike or rent one at the outfitter for an additional fee.  Bring a day pack for carrying lunch and clothing layers on the trail.  Please get your bike out and give it a test ride, pump up the tires, and do any repairs necessary.  The trail is no place to find out your bike isn’t working well!  

Troop provided gear:  The usual patrol gear: Tents for youth, cooking and patrol gear for each patrol.  If adults need a tent let me know, I have a few extra.   

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