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Tuesday July 31, 2012




Meet a Martinsville insider, Steve Luke. Steve was born and raised here, and thinks Martinsville-Henry County is a great place to live, work and play!  You will often find Steve paddling the Smith River with members of the Smith River Valley Canoe Club, bicycling the roads of Henry County or hitting the mountain bike trails at Cedar Ridge. His passion for cycling and his involvement with the Henry County Bike Club have made volunteering with the M-HC Chamber of Commerce’s Education Foundation to present its annual Tour de Scholar Charity Bike Ride a good fit. From marking routes, recruiting riders and conducting the riders meeting, you will see Steve involved in all aspects of the event. 



Where do you take friends and family when they come to town to visit?

"I always take them to the Martinsville SpeedwaySmith River Sports ComplexDick & Willie Trail, and the Cedar Ridge Trails."

 Where do you go to enjoy sports and recreation?

"We go canoeing down the Smith River and around Philpott Lake.  Martinsville Speedway and the Smith River Sports Complex are also great places to go to enjoy other forms of outdoor recreation."

 What are your top Martinsville-Henry County dining spots and why?

"I love Wild Magnolia because of the fun atmosphere and friendly service.  Their loaded cheese fries and cheeseburgers are delicious.  Also, Elizabeth’s Pizza has a great selection from the menu, you can't go wrong."

 What are your favorite Martinsville-Henry County festivals and why?

"Smith River Fest because this festival offers the opportunity to show off the Smith River and the remarkable job Henry County has done on all of the access points along the river."

 Get out to explore Martinsville-Henry County for yourself and see why...


Tags: Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail, , Insider's Tips, Martinsville Speedway, Smith River Fest, Smith River Sports Complex, Smith River Trail System, ,