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Sundog Outfitter

331 Douglas Dr, Damascus, VA 24236-3300
+1 866-515-3441
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great place to rent bikes & get shuttle service

Sundog was so helpful. The people there seem to love what they do. We were fitted for bikes, given... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
joy70x7
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Holland, Michigan
Great rental in the off season!

Sun Dog is one of the only, if not the only place in Damascus you can rent bikes and grab a shuttle... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
KelsieMoose
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Boone, North Carolina
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Located "where the trails cross", Sundog Outfitter is your outfitter for adventure on the Virginia Creeper Trail, Appalachian Trail, Iron Mountain Trail, or one of the other trails that cross in our parking lot. Daily bike rentals and trail shuttles available all year round.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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331 Douglas Dr, Damascus, VA 24236-3300
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sundog was so helpful. The people there seem to love what they do. We were fitted for bikes, given a water bottle and a tire repair kit. Then we were shuttled up to Whitetop. They were willing to drop us off a little lower because...More

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DamBikeGuy, Manager at Sundog Outfitter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind words and great review. It was a pleasure driving you two up and we hope you will come see us again.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Sun Dog is one of the only, if not the only place in Damascus you can rent bikes and grab a shuttle off season. We had a great experience, although it was a chilly ride! We felt safe on the shuttle and on the bikes,...More

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DamBikeGuy, Manager at Sundog Outfitter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for choosing our shop. Come see us again when the weather is warmer.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

It was my first time on the Creeper Trail and being assisted by Sundog Outfitter's did not disappoint my experience. For details see the comment by skipbroome. I want to thank the gentleman with the Cowboy gear...hat and shirt. He was fabulous and did a...More

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DamBikeGuy, Manager at Sundog Outfitter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

Thank you so much for the great review. Eric (Cowboy fan) is a great guy and we are happy that you enjoyed your ride with him. Come see us again.

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We've rented bikes for the Creeper Trail from Sundog several times and we have no complaints. We had six adults and all had a great time. If you are fortunate enough to be in the mountains during fall, the Creeper Trail is a MUST DO!

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DamBikeGuy, Manager at Sundog Outfitter, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

We are so happy that you had a great time! Please come visit us again.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Decided to bike the Virginia Creeper trail the weekend of October 7th. I called every single one of the shops in Damascus and the first one to return my call was Sun Dog. When we arrived, we noticed the parking lot was very small, but...More

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DamBikeGuy, Manager at Sundog Outfitter, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review! We certainly appreciate your business and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Since it was October, we mad reservations 10 days in advance. Person on phone very friendly and helpful. I had ridden bikes on the Creeper Trail before but not in a decade. Shop is in a great location and gets everyone equipped for their ride...More

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DamBikeGuy, Manager at Sundog Outfitter, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

We are happy that you had an amazing afternoon. Thanks for your kind words about our staff. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Sam was a friendly and reliable shuttle driver. (We rode with him twice.) The vans are very basic, but who needs "fancy" when section hiking the AT? The store is well stocked with hiking and bicycling essentials.

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DamBikeGuy, Manager at Sundog Outfitter, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

We are glad you had a good time on the trail. Thanks for your kind words about Sam.

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great bike shop in Damascus. They have many bikes for rental if you need to ride the Creeper Trail. There are many bike shops in Damascus. SunDog is the best! They have a great selection of accessories, apparel as well. It is located right on...More

Thank Chuck K
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DamBikeGuy, Manager at Sundog Outfitter, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks for choosing us! We appreciate your business and hope you will come see us again.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Staff were very helpful in hunting out a specific t-shirt that we were asked to acquire. Was interested in where we came from and showed good global knowledge.

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DamBikeGuy, Manager at Sundog Outfitter, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thanks for the nice review. We are always happy to help our customers. We hope you come back again and visit us.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Rentals, cool gear, gifts, tips, repairs. They are the best ! We use them every time and visit anytime we are in Damascus. The staff is hospitable and knowledgeable, and they have so many amazing things to buy. You don't want to miss this spot...More

Thank Amanda E
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DamBikeGuy, Manager at Sundog Outfitter, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your kind words about our staff. We try very hard to be hospitable and friendly. We look forward to seeing you again.

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dhicksnc
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Response from DamBikeGuy | Property representative |
The Creeper Trail Cafe is approximately 1-1.5 hrs riding time from the top. Do note that the trail will be very busy and so will the cafe. Plan accordingly (pack a snack for the kids). Also, if you plan on shuttling back... More
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