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Intro to Touring Trip

  • April 11, 2015
  • April 12, 2015
  • Smithfield Center to Merchants Millpond State Park

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This will be a two day introduction to bicycle touring.  We will start at Smithfield Center in downtown Smithfield and ride about 50 miles to Merchants Millpond State Park in Gates, NC.  We will camp over night and then return back to Smithfield via a different route.


It will be a great trip if you are interested in touring and will give you a chance to try out new gear.  This is intended to be a self supported ride (Meaning you carry everything you will need on the bike with you)  However, is someone wants to volunteer to drive, they can carry people's gear if they would like.


There are no restaurants near the campground so we will also need to carry all the food and drink we want while we are there.  However, there will be store stops along the ride. 


There will be a $5/person fee to pay for the campsites


If you are interested, please call or email Scott Blandford (757-256-9391, csbford@yahoo.com)  I will put out more information as the time gets closer.


I just reserved campsites 14 and 16 at Merchants Millpond.  Each site can hold 3-4 tents and up to 6 people. They are also close to each other as well as to a shower and restroom facility.  There is no electricity at the site though.




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