Virginia mountain town a biking haven

Bicyclists cross more than 30 trestles and bridges on the 17-mile-long Whitetop Station-to-Damascus section of the Virginia Creeper Trail, the remnant of a train line.

Damascus, Va. – In the early 1900s, steam locomotives chugged their way up steep inclines in the southwestern Virginia mountains at a pace so slow that locals called the trains the Virginia Creepers.

Today, the locomotives no longer grind their way along the tracks, long since removed.

Published in: on October 17, 2008 at 7:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

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