Biking Hanover County, Virginia

Patch_030Today was absolutely gorgeous and a perfect opportunity to do a long bike tour.Patch_032   Michaela and I decided to load the bikes up and head down to Hanover County, which is about 10 miles north of Richmond.  We parked behind the old Hanover Court House and made our way through parts of Hanover, Caroline, and King William Counties.  All in all we biked about 36 miles.  On the way we helped one turtle cross the road, spotted one fox, and outran one nasty dog.  Most of the roads are quiet with little traffic and the views are simply spectacular. Best of all this tour is very flat.  You won’t come across too many historic sites, but there are plenty of old church buildings.  If you are interested in an excellent battlefield bike tour check out this post which covers our tour of parts of the Richmond National Battlefield Park

Patch_042We finished around 4:30 and headed across the street to the Hanover Tavern which isPatch_039  located in a historic building.  Since the weather was so pleasant we sat on the porch overlooking a Confederate statue, the old courthouse building and jail.  After dinner we headed back to Charlottesville and popped Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On? into the car CD player.   We were "flying high in the friendly sky." 

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  • HankC Sep 4, 2007

    I’m envious…always…when I read of a great, autumn (almost), history-filled bike ride. But no need to sing to the choir ;)

    HankC

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