Damascus is called "Trail Town" because the Appalachian Trail and the Creeper Trail pass right through the historic downtown. Bicycle advocates are also creating a Virginia Mountain Bike Trail that passes through Damascus too. This route is under development and utilizes the Iron Mountain Trail and the Highlands Horse Trail in the Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area. The VA MTB Trail links to the New River Trail and on...to Blacksburg where it gets back on singletrack and joins the existing VA MTB Trail at the southern end of the Shenandoah Mountain Trail. Sorry about that tangent! Back on track to the amazing crew that has helped get the Iron Mountain 100K off the ground. The idea man David Witt along with Casey Bledsoe, Greg Norman, Bill, Misty and Debbie Tilson, Dennett Dwyer, Brian Combs, Howard Roland (the radio crew) and the Town of Damascus have all pulled together behind the event to make it happen - THANKS!