Yadkin Valley Tour de Vino – Saturday May 20

Choose from five great (and sometimes challenging) cycle rides to suit your schedule and endurance.   The rides are 30, 31, 50, 71 or 100 mile scenic rides into parts of Surry, Wilkes, Yadkin and Alleghany counties of North Carolina.

The Yadkin Valley Tour de Vino passes several vineyards and wineries in the Yadkin Valley wine region  When you return to Elkin, showers and a post ride meal are waiting for you.

The Yadkin Valley Wine Festival (www.yvwf.com) is going on at Elkin’s Municipal Park next to the return area.

Registration to the ride gets you a free tasting ticket to the festival. All proceeds go to the Elkin Valley Trails Association.  Register here ( www.yvtdv.com ) or email Race Organizer, Richard Moore, at rjmoore@yvtdv.com for camping info or other questions.

Quick Facts…

  • Ride is on Saturday, May 20th.
  • This is the 14th year of Yadkin Valley Tour de Vino.
  • All the info and registration (online or mail in) is at http://www.yvtdv.com .
  • Registration fee is $35.00 before May 12th, $40.00 after.
  • T-Shirt is not guaranteed for registrations after May 12th. (register early!)
  • “Day of” registration opens at 7:00am.
  • New 30 mile cycle route added this year “The Upper Thirty”.
  • Camping is available.

Elkin Creek Mountain Bike Course

Elkin Creek Mountain Bike Course is now open! Access is from the E&A Rail Trail/MST (the main trail running north of Elkin Municipal Park). Please be courteous…all users yield to mountain bikers! Please follow usage instructions on the trail.  We’ll announce a Grand Opening Celebration soon!   Until then, here’s a sneak peek.

The Elkin Creek Mountain Bike Trail is typically closed after rains and while the trail is muddy and wet.

Trail Flow:

  • November 1 – March 31: Use lower entrance at dam.
  • April 1 – October 31: Use upper entrance above reservoir.

For a Trail Map and more information, visit the Elkin Recreation and Parks website.

New Site Feature Added

A form has been added to allow anyone to report an issue or concern with the EVTA trail network.  Citizens are also encouraged to provide  suggestions for improvements.  Look under the Trails tab at the top of the page – Report an Issue

Birding Map Added

Thanks to the hard work of some EVTA members, we now have a birding map for to show the hot spots on our in-town trail. Whether you’re an ornithologist or a recreational bird watcher, it’s time to grab the binoculars and go.  Check the Trails/Maps tab above to view the map .