May 16, 2013
This week's Virginia Adventure takes CBS19 News Anchor Dan Schutte 40 miles to the West to the top of Wintergreen Mountain where a new mountain bike trail is almost ready for riders.
"A six mile loop designated as a cross country trail, it travels all part of our mountain from the acorn side to central side, over to highland side." says Todd Clarke with Wintergreen Resort.
It is a ride that offers a variety of challenges from fast sections and some obstacles.
"We decided to align with VA off road series and made a commitment to race 6, 12, and 18 miles knowing we would build the trails." says Clarke.
When the trail officially opens the down trees will be moved and the soft ground that makes up the trail will be hard enough for less experienced riders to make way on.
"The central trail is the easiest, and as you go through you can do other activities." adds Clarke
The trails will be a big part of a new summer dynamic at Wintergreen Resort, one you can not see when the slopes are covered in snow.
"In summer it's beautiful to look at. The steepness is the same, but it's just a different view."
A view you can spend some time checking out as you catch your breath after the ride is through.
Dan Schutte has been going East, West, North and South discovering new adventures you can get to on just a tank of gas. Stay tuned next week for the last part of the series as Dan goes East.