Can I bring my own bike? Sure. We see every kind of bike. Kids bikes, tandems, full suspensions, beach bikes, big 3-wheelers... I think the only things we haven't taken are a unicycle, a kid's tricycle, and a bike with training wheels. But don't get any ideas!
Can I rent a bike? Sure. We have Trek Mountain bikes. Note that we carry a number of children's accomodations--if you can, bring that. In general kids like their own from home. A helmet and water bottle is provided. If you have your own helmet by all means bring it--it fits properly.
So how much will this cost me? If you leave your car in Abingdon and go to Whitetop it's $17.00 with your bike. If you leave your car in Damascus and go to Whitetop it's $12.00 with your your bike. Kids cost $12.00 from Abingdon,$7.00 from Damascus. If you rent a bike and take the shuttle and want to leave from Abingdon it's $36; from Damascus, $23.
How do I pay? We accept Master Card, Visa, personal check, and cash.We will take a credit card number to hold your reservation. Pay how you like when you get here.
So when do we go!? Any day you would like. We leave Abingdon at 8:00, 9:00 or 10:00 am. We leave Damascus at 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30pm, and 12:30pm., 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm.
How do you know I'm coming? You just make a reservation. Call 1-800-475-5095 if you don't live around our area, or just plain 475-5095, if you do (Abingdon area). We'll put you on our list, pick you up, and take you for a memorable day. Call 8-6 any day. If we're on the mountain, just leave a message and we'll call you back.
Are you going to take my first born if I don't show? Rain no show, we forgive. If it's raining and you are to be picked up in Abingdon, it's nice for us to know you won't be there so we won't drive 25 minutes and find no one there. In general, 48 hours notice of cancellation is good so we have a chance to offer your seat or bike rental to someone else. Courtesy is really the rule and there is a charge for those who just flat don't show--especially if we have been turning people down.
Can I bring my dog? Sure. A leash is required by the USFS. Horses could be present, as could other livestock. Just remember the distance you'll be going and fit that to the dog. We can shorten the trip for you. Of course small dogs usually arrive with special carriers, and you know who you are. Rain, Rain, Rain! We go unless you say no. Give us as much cancellation notice as you can, especially if you are to be picked up in Abingdon, since we don't go there except for those with reservations.
What to Wear? Regular biker clothes are nice but not necessary. Wear something comfortable and weather suitable and that you don't care about. If you encounter rain, a change of clothes and a couple of towels will be most welcome. Layered clothing and gloves are nice when it's chilly. Swimming holes abound.