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Richmond to Williamsburg 3 Day Tour Ride

Sat, October 05, 2019 9:30 AM | Sherwood

A goodtime was had by all.  The Richmond/Williamsburg weekend turned out to be a great time.    Seven members joined the ride:  Sue Estes, Mark Finnesy, Walter Roscello, Joan Opel, Wayne Hunt, Sherwood Byers (Ride Leader) and Linda Bankerd (Co-Ride Leader)*.   The weather gods were smiling on us;  Saturday was a little cool, jackets were barely needed; Sunday was warm enough for shorts and short sleeves, though cloudy, and Monday was full summer, sunny and warm.  We parked at the Richmond Train Station which was inexpensive and very near to the Cap to Cap Trailhead.  Walter designed the routes.  Our down and back routes were majority trail with significant portions on local low traffic roads, preventing trail boredom and fatigue.  Sunday‚Äôs ride took us across the James River on the free ferry to Surry County.  There we visited the Chippokes Plantation State Park.  A very well informed docent talked with us in the unattached kitchen.  The impressive Jones Stewart mansion was not opened while we were there.  We found lunch at a ham/peanut/touristy restaurant in Surry.  We also found time to visit the Jamestown Historical area, which now has been developed to include an extensive museum and visitor center displaying the archeological treasures that have been unearthed and continue to be unearthed at the historical site.  We found comfortable hotels in Williamsburg, easily reached from the end of the trail on relatively quiet and mildly trafficked roads.  There were myriad restaurants to choose from all within easy walking distance.  Our relatively small group was just the right size to provide great camaraderie and a good time was had by all.

* Authored by Linda Bankered and Edited by Sherwood Byers, Sr.

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