Lawrence "The Legend" Dye
Lawrence's lifetime mileage on the Creeper Trail: 175,000 (as of April 13, 2013)
Have you heard the legend of the Virginia Creeper Trail? No, it's not a fairy tale or a ghost story and has nothing to do with the rail line that used to run through these mountains. 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 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.