A Bike Ride with Buxton

October 14, 2016

Members of the campus community joined President Buxton Thursday, October 13 for a community bike ride.

The ride was part of an effort to promote both Lees-McRae and the Town of Banner Elk as a “Bicycle Friendly Community”—a label presented by The League of American Bicyclists.

36 riders gathered in front of the Rock House to embark on a journey that took them from campus to nearby town of Newland by route on Hickory Nut Gap Road.

The road is a popular avenue for many cyclists because of its climbing, descending and scenic views.

Many riders, who were also members of the Lees-McRae cycling team, wore their green and gold kits.

North Carolina is currently ranked 23 in the United States for Bicycle Friendly Communities, according to The League of American Bicyclists. 

Photo courtesy of Sammy Croft ’18

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