Many stay active during COVID-19 by hiking, biking

Posted at 8:35 PM, Apr 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-19 23:33:35-04

JAMESTOWN, Va. - While many workout facilities are closed during COVID-19, people have to find other ways to stay active and plenty are turning to the outdoors.

In Jamestown, hikers and bikers are out in full force as they explore the area's trails. One popular trail is the Virginia Capital Trail, which begins in Jamestown and goes for more than 50 miles before ending in Richmond.

"This is my first time to the Capital Trail this season," cyclist Ron McBroom said. "Where I live in Newport News you see a lot of people out doing this type of stuff.”

“Some of these trails you would not see anyone on it and now with this going on the trails are pretty crowded,” cyclyst Heath Scott said.

Crowded, but you'll find many on the trail practicing social distancing and wearing masks.

"You get outside, you get your exercise, you see other people," cyclist Connie Reitz said. "You're not necessarily interacting with them other than a wave or a hi, but there's birds, there's butterflies, there's so much out there. The eagles are flying, it’s a great time to be outside.”

A great time to be outside and a great way to soak in beautiful scenery and history along the way.