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Official Trail Ambassador

Virginia Creeper Trail Club
Virginia Creeper Trail Club P.O. Box 2382
Abingdon , Virginia 24212
United States

Company Description: The Virginia Creeper Trail Club is a private nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to maintain, promote and preserve the Virginia Creeper Trail corridor and to...   more

Employment History

  • Trail Ambassador
    Lawrence Dye Inc.

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Web References
Lawrence Dye (2011) ..., 28 Dec 2014 [cached]
Lawrence Dye (2011)
Lawrence Dye- Official Trail Ambassador of the Virginia Creeper Trail | Virginia Creeper Trail Club, 28 April 2014 [cached]
Lawrence Dye Lawrence Dye- Official Trail Ambassador of the Virginia Creeper Trail | Virginia Creeper Trail Club
Lawrence "The Legend" Dye
No, the real Legend of the trail is VCTC's own Lawrence Dye, who has made it his near-daily habit to ride the length of the trail (and back), from Abingdon to Whitetop Station, some 68 miles. Oh, did we mention that he's now over 80 years old and has been doing this since 1990?
Lawrence rides for fun and exercise. A soft-spoken man, he greets both friends and strangers kindly and has helped many a rider with a flat tire. He now knows a great number of the folks who live along the trail and will often stop to visit during his daily ride. Lawrence gets recognized frequently by riders who have heard about him, and often gets asked to pose for photos with them. Though modest about his achievement, he always accommodates these requests with a smile.
Lawrence is a lifetime member of the Virginia Creeper Trail Club and has served on the organization's board of directors for many years. He is a caretaker of the trail and a friend to those with whom he shares the ride. If you are fortunate enough to encounter him along the trail, take the opportunity to introduce yourself and tell him why you think the Creeper Trail is special. We're quite sure he'll agree with you.
application/msword icon Proclamation naming Lawrence Dye as Trail Ambassador
Ride with "The Legend" | Virginia Creeper Trail Club, 4 June 2013 [cached]
Virginia Creeper TrailMeet at the Abingdon Trailhead at 8:00 a.m.The Legend of the Creeper Trail is Lawrence Dye.
Lawrence began riding the trail in 1990 and has averaged 10,000 miles per year since 1997 when he turned 65. During his 1,785 trips from Abingdon to Whitetop he has encountered thousands of people and holds the official title of "Trail Ambassador."Lawrence is a lifetime member of the Virginia Creeper Trail Club and has served on the organization's board of directors for many years. During the Festival, you are invited to ride with "The Legend" and fellow members of the Virginia Creeper Trail Club. Weather permitting, the ride will begin at the Abingdon Trailhead at 8:00 a.m., proceed to Damascus and depart there at 10:00 a.m., arriving at Whitetop Station around noon for lunch, and head back down the trail at 12:30 p.m.Participants may shorten the mileage by joining or leaving the group at different locations along the trail. The pace will be moderate with plenty of breaks so folks can talk to Lawrence and other participants. Bring your own bike or rent one in Abingdon or Damascus.
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Lawrence Dye featured in Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
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Lawrence Dye approaches milestone
Lawrence "The Legend" Dye is passing a major milestone. Again.
In 1990, Lawrence Dye rode his first mile on the Creeper Trail. Tomorrow, April 13, 2013, he will ride his 175,000th. That's more than seven times the distance around the Earth at the equator. Lawrence has done it all on the same 34.5 mile stretch of the Virginia Creeper Trail, much of it on the same Lightspeed bicycle.
That's impressive. Did we mention that Lawrence is 81 years old? That's inspirational.
Lawrence Dye featured in Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
Check out the latest issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine, on newstands now. The article about VCTC board member Lawrence Dye is available now on their website here.
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