i am fricking HYPED to ride the creeper trail this weekend.
@autumn @cycling First shuttle leaves Damascus at 9:00 AM and it's a 30 min drive to the old train station in Whitetop, 10-15 mins to unload bikes and give people the briefing, so it starts getting REALLY crowded around 9:40 to 9:45. And a lot of those folks haven't ridden bikes in years so they're sometimes really weave-y. Pass with caution!
We try to get onto the trail by 9:15 and then you'll have it all to yourself until you stop for a long break to dangle your legs in many-named creek.
Just went and looked and one of the rental companies now runs an early 8 AM shuttle on the weekends. No idea how crowded that one is, but keep it in mind.