Dieser Radevent ist in einer der besten Radregionen östlich des Mississippi geplant: durch das großartige Shenandoah Valley und dem faszinierenden Blue Ridge Parkway.
This ride will start and end in Charlottesville. We've tailored this ride to stay in interesting areas and allowed for time to see the many sites during your non-riding time. Additionally, the itinerary is designed so that every day is not a bag drag and a point-to-point ride. You'll stay 2 nights in Harrisonburg and Staunton and 3 nights in historic Lexington VA.
Loop rides will be offered on the extra days in those areas. You can ride, sightsee, or just rest if you feel like you just don't want to ride that day. Daily mileage is moderate averaging 58 miles with multi-mileage options offered on most days.
There's a lot to see and do both while you are riding and after you finish for the day. You'll be able to visit many historic Frontier Culture and Military sights, one of the many wineries in Rockbridge County and many other attractions.
We’ll ride quiet rural roads in the Shenandoah Valley and then climb to the Blue Ridge Parkway for some of the most beautiful vistas the country has to offer. We cycle by the famous Shenandoah Caverns, Virginia's Natural Chimneys, and stay at one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World...Natural Bridge.
We elected to keep the mileage on the moderate side to allow for it being early in the season, because of the hilly terrain, and to allow time to see the sights both on and off the bike.
Don't let the short mileage mislead you into thinking you’ll only be on the bike 3 hours a day...the riding in this area is hilly to say the least. You'll climb over 40,000 feet in 12 days...but boy what descents!
You’ll have 40,000 feet of those too! In spite of the climbing, every time you top a ridge, the views and the impending descent will appease the legs. Seven out of the 12 nights, you'll be staying within easy walking distance of the action. In Staunton, you'll stay right downtown in the Stonewall Jackson Convention Center and in Lexington you'll stay in one of the top Hampton Inns in the inventory..