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Blackwater Creek Bikeway


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It’s easy to stay indoors this time of year.  Last week was cold.  Didn’t get above freezing for all week long, but I decided not to let the cold weather keep me from taking a walk on my favorite part of the Blackwater Creek Trail system which is at the foot of our street.  The best part of the walk this time of year are the icescapes that form.

Hollins Mill Tunnel

It’s okay to hibernate when it gets cold out side but if you do, you miss the beauty of the landscape that only occurs during the extremely cold weather.  For example you would miss the eerie tunnel with its icicles hanging overhead.    A mile or so beyond the tunnel is the Hollins Mill Dam and if you are lucky enough to be out when it is really cold you’ll see it frozen in time.

Hollins Mill Dam

Get out and enjoy the beauty of the season and explore my favorite part of the Black Water Creek Trail system.  And while you are exploring that trail don’t be surprised if you see ice scapes this time of year.


Memorial Day 10K Run

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Lace up your shoes for the 10K run this weekend.

The Lynchburg Road Runners Club is hosting the Memorial Day 10K and 2 Mile Walk on Monday, May 29, 2017.  The event begins at 8:00 AM at the Depot Grille, 27 9th Street in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia.  Using the Blackwater Creek Bikeway the event takes place mostly on a flat, paved path–out and back to the Depot Grille.

Event details are as follows:

10K     $30     price increases 5/27 to $35

2 Mile Walk     $20     price increases 5/27 to $25

Packets and t-shirts (if available) can be picked up on Friday, May 26, between 12-6 and Saturday, May 27, between 12-5 at Riverside Runners.  On Race Day they will be available between 7-7:30 at the Depot Grille.

Registration is on-line only.  Visit to register or for more information.

Good luck!