(Please note the legal battle that needs your financial help in the comment below.)
The message below is from the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority which owns and operates the W&OD Trail. To convince the State Corporation Commission to approve a route for Dominion's electric transmission line extension in western Loudoun that does NOT use (and degrade) the W&OD Trail, trail users must speak out against a transmission line extension within this regional park. Please take this simple action. Together, we WILL prevail.
Kentucky Supreme Court has struck down a decision blaming a cyclist for being on the road when a passing vehicle hit her. In reaching this decision, the Supreme Court specifically noted that a driver's duty when passing a cyclist such as the plaintiff in this case requires that the driver not pass "unless he can do so without interfering with the safe operation of [the] bicycle, and that if, in fact he did pass [the cyclist] that he not drive to the right until he was reasonably clear of [the cyclist]."
From RoadBikeRider.com free e-newsletter:
"I have a very busy life, filled with a combination of things I want to do and things I have to do. There is peacefulness in focusing on just one thing, like a mantra or meditation. In these long events, there are stretches of time that can be very relaxing and I feel I am more of a human 'being' and less of a human 'doing.' That is, of course, until it gets that little bit harder and the discomfort takes all the fun out of it."
- Dan McGehee double-century record holder, a 43-year-old optometrist with a wife and three kids, explanation of the attraction of long-distance time trialing
Everyone has ridden Rails to Trails but this is completely different.
This trail puts you in a time and place that never existed. Post Apocalyptic America. You ride on a broken, 4 lane highway with the forest crushing in on both sides. Then you get to the abandoned tunnels. Is this the past of the future? This is the only abandoned Interstate turned into bike trail anywhere.
We need your help!
We have just gotten our web site up and are looking for members and volunteers to help develop the trail. The Friends of Pike 2 Bike ask that you pass on our web address to your biking friends and that you consider joining the most unique and weird bike trail anywhere. The benefits are worth the cost.
See what I mean at <a href="http://www.piketobike.org">http://www.piketobike.org</a>