Upper Shirley has partnered with BASKET & BIKE, a hand-crafted bicycle tour company that offers group excursions and picnic rides along the banks of the James River and Capital Trail. Each week, their expert guides lead patrons along the backroads of some of the most scenic countryside in the state. Their signature ride, "A Journey Along the James," begins and ends with views at Upper Shirley Vineyards. Devoted to the amazing history and health of this Charles City County area and her beautiful James River, aka The River Where America Began, this casual fourteen mile excursion is chalk-full of history and picturesque views. You'll learn all about the birth of the nation, the geological formations of the river, and the Native Americans of the Algonquin Nation that called the James home some 15,000 years before English arrived. Included with each journey is, of course, your bike AND basket, historical guide, annnnd.... wine tasting! with the option to add a discounted gourmet Farm-to-Table lunch at Upper Shirley Vineyard. $5 from each payment goes toward local conservation efforts. Tours are available daily, reservations required. Click here for more details.