One of my favorite times of the year to bike is the first Saturday in May because the Colonial Historic Park Service (NPS)shuts down an8.2 mile stretch of the Colonial Parkway to traffic and opens it to hikers, joggers and bikers.
This year Pedal the Parkway will be held on Saturday May 5th, 2012 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.As a Scout Master, it is an ideal outing for the boys combining, scenic beauty, fun and exercise in an extremely safe atmosphere. It is an incredibly scenic stretch of the parkway and in the past during the ride I have seen bald eagles, osprey, and numerous waterfowl along the river.
Pedal the Parkway
We often park in the parking lot at Jamestown Settlement, ride the round trip16 miles and then have a picnic to celebrate.
This year will also be a good warm upfor the New River Trail State Park on September 15th for individuals or teams.