Memorial weekend brings plenty of biking activities to the New River Valley for the weekend. The Mountains of Misery ride on Sunday and the Wilderness Trail ride on Saturday. Both are just rides and not races, though the Mountains of Misery are just that. The ride totals 104 miles and climbs over 10,000 feet. The course snakes through Giles, Roanoke & Craig counties.
The Wilderness Road Ride follows part of the historic Wilderness Road, Daniel Boone’s route through the Appalachians to the Cumberland Gap. Five courses offer something for everyone, with 14, 29, 38, 58, and 78 mile options. All routes start and finish in Radford, at the Dedmon Center and Bisset Park. Non-riders can enjoy Bisset Park, the New River, and downtown Radford, while their family and friends are out riding.