Dipping my wheel in the Chesapeake Bay

First off, thank you for all of your donations and words of support over the last two weeks. With your generosity, over $8,000 has already been raised for CWA. After dipping my wheel in the Chesapeake Bay, I was on my way to Jamestown. The best part of the day was the beautiful Elizabeth River Trail, 10.5 miles through Norfolk, showcasing many sites including the Hermitage Museum on the shores of the Lafayette River, Old Dominion University, Fort Norfolk, the Pagoda and Oriental Gardens, Battleship Wisconsin, Nauticus, and Town Point Park to name a few. I was able to pay a visit to the treasurer of Bike Norfolk along the way to hand off donations made by check. At the end of the Elizabeth River Trail, a short Ferry Ride transported me across the Elizabeth River to Portsmouth to continue my journey to Smithfield and Surrey for another ferry ride across the James River to Williamsburg, home to a chapter of Cycling Without Age http://cwa-williamsburg.org.

Giving a trishaw ride in Williamsburg

After taking the ferry across to Jamestown, it was 50 beautiful miles along The Cap to Cap Trail to Richmond. If you’ve never ridden the trail before, make time to do so. From Richmond it was on to Afton mountain, passing many vineyards and beautiful farms along the way with rolling hills. From Afton, the hills changed into mountains as I traversed the Blue Ridge Parkway with beautiful vistas of the valley below and descended into Vesuvius. The trail then followed railroad tracks and a stream into Lexington, home to VMI and Washington and Lee University. The next towns would be Roanoke and Radford, continuing with mountain climbs and views. My last day of riding for the week took me through the beautiful Jefferson National Forest, by Mount Rogers and Grayson Highlands with many ponies, Christmas tree farms, and farmland along the way. One final descent into Damascus followed a stream with endless waterfalls and I also sidetracked for a few beautiful miles along the Virginia Creeper Trail. As I sit hear writing today, I am in Abingdon, plotting my crossing and path through Kentucky and full of gratitude for your ongoing prayers and support. I can’t wait to see what adventures await in Kentucky 😊🚴

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Diane Haupt
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Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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