One of the changes of this year’s gathering is that we won’t be hosting a camping/base camp area. I really hate to make that change, but using a campground in the national forest requires that we pull a permit. The permit process is time consuming and kind of expensive (it requires we also have insurance!).
The flip side of choosing not to pull a permit is that we can’t have an organized event in the national forest. That’s the primary reason this year’s gathering will not have a central camping location. That said, there’s nothing keeping folks from choosing to camp together.
Click on the “Where to Stay” menu at the top of the page and you’ll see I’ve recommended Lake Powhatan camp ground in Bent Creek. It’s a lovely site with all of the amenities and very central to lots and lots of riding. While the rides haven’t been selected, I’m sure we’ll do a loop or two at Bent Creek.
Don’t hesitate to make a reservation since September is right on the edge of leaf season in the Blue Ridge.