Following the recent announcement of VBR TWENTY24, a diverse team of female pro-cyclists, the first VBR TWENTY24 junior training camp will be held in Botetourt County March 19 – 25. Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge (VBR) and Botetourt County welcome VBR TWENTY24 junior riders for the first time on our roads. Nineteen girls ranging in age from 9 – 17 will be training, learning together and experiencing the area.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) plans to put digital message boards out advising motorists about the presence of cyclists. Beginning March 18 through March 25, message boards will be in place along Route 11 (Lee Highway) between Nace Road and Lithia Road in Botetourt County to alert traffic of an increase in cyclists on the roadway, northbound and southbound, and throughout the area. In addition to Route 11 (Lee Highway), cyclists will also be using Springwood Road, Lithia Road, Nace Road, Route 43, Mountain Pass Road and various other roads in Fincastle. Drivers should use caution, stay alert and prepare to share the road.