Bluegrass, Beer & Bikes with Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters

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Travis Book can usually be found playing bass in the Grammy-nominated bluegrass-rock band The Infamous Stringdusters. But during downtime, when he’s home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, he often performs solo with just a heartfelt voice and acoustic guitar in tow. Book’s other passion is mountain biking. He’s an avid rider, accomplished racer and trail builder, who recently carved out a network of singletrack around the property of Devils Backbone Brewery near his home in Nelson County.

This spring Book will combine his favorite things and embark on a four-show tour through top towns in the Blue Ridge region. Each show on the late-March run will take place at a different craft brewery, and as he winds his way through the Appalachians, Book will have his bike on the roof rack, making time to ride some of the sweetest singletrack in the South. At every tour stop Book will host a group mountain bike ride in each town and proceeds from every show will benefit local bike clubs. Presented by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine, the Bluegrass, Beer and Bikes Tour includes two dates in North Carolina with stops in Brevard and Boone and two shows in Virginia, including dates in Roanoke and near Book’s home in Nelson County. See full details below.

Oskar Blues Brewery’s Tasty Weasel
Brevard, N.C.
Thursday, March 26 at 5pm
Proceeds to Benefit Pisgah Area SORBA
Group Mountain Bike Ride in Pisgah National Forest at 2pm; leaving from the Tasty Weasel

Appalachian Mountain Brewery
Boone, N.C.
Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm
Proceeds to benefit Boone Area Cyclists
Group Mountain Bike Ride at Rocky Knob Bike Park at 4pm

Devils Backbone Base Camp
Roseland, Va.
Saturday, March 28 at 2pm
Proceeds to Benefit the Charlottesville Area Mountain Bike Coalition

At This Show A $20 Donation Gets You a Klean Kanteen Steel Pint Cup, All the Beer You Can Put In It, and Two Raffle Tickets to Win Various Gear Packages

Group Mountain Bike Rides at 12pm and 6pm, leaving from Devils Backbone

 Soaring Ridge Craft Brewery

Roanoke, Va.

Sunday, March 29 at 4pm
Proceeds to Benefit Roanoke IMBA chapter
Group Mountain Bike Ride at 12pm; leaving from Soaring Ridge

All shows are free, but donations will be suggested to support the bike clubs. Also, raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win various gear packages.

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