We are finally enjoying some nice warm weather. Flowers are starting to bloom. It’s been a cold winter so I think it makes these warm days seem even nicer. Activity is really picking up. All the restaurants in our area are now re-opened! Shops are open, especially on the weekend days. It’s a great time to come this way for a visit.
There are several events coming up. A big one is The Cashiers Tour de Cashiers and it is always a popular event. It is a bicycle race and fun to either participate in or just sit on our front porch and enjoy watching and cheering on the racers. This years Tour de Cashiers is on Saturday, May 3rd. Here is a link to the Tour de Cashiers. Their site gives this information about the 3 rides: The mountainous route features stunning scenery and challenging ascents with total elevation gains of up to 10,500 feet. The Century 100-mile and the Metric 50-mile rides include long climbs and fast descents. The Quarter Century 25-mile route is a great introduction to cycling along the Blue Ridge. All three routes provide challenge and inspiration for those wanting to test their conditioning on an all-day supported ride.
Laurelwood Inn is once again a proud sponsor of this wonderful event so if you stay with us that weekend expect to see a lot of bicycles in our parking lot as we are a popular accommodation for the riders!