BOONE, N.C. — High Country Pride is taking to the road on Oct. 21 for a biking sojourn along the Virginia Creeper Trail in Southwest Virginia.

The ride itself will take place from 12-6 p.m.

This expansive trail crosses the communities of Damascus, Abingdon, Whitetop, Konnarock, Green Cove, Taylors Valley and Alvardo. It was settled over 200 years ago by a group of pioneers. Today, it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Eastern U.S. and is a “must do” among biking enthusiasts.

Cost for the excursion is $30 plus lunch.

Reservations must be made by Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. in order to secure a spot. Email to sign up and to obtain more details.

For more information about the trail, visit

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.