The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway was a central part of Nelson County’s history in 1915. Originally constructed to transport chestnut lumber from huge acreages of uncut mountain forests in the Tye and Piney River drainages, it served primarily as a freight railway, which ultimately transported minerals, lumber and occasional passengers from the heart of Nelson’s Blue Ridge to the Southern Railway corridor at the community of Tye River. This leisurely bicycle trip through the splendor of spring along the river will combine cultural and natural history as we look back in time. Total bicycling distance is 14 miles of very mild incline. $10 members, $12 nonmembers. BYOB – Bring-Your-Own-Bike. Meet at the Piney River trailhead on Hwy 151 at 9:30am.