Some very exciting news: We have all new routes for Saturday as a result of moving our lunch site to the Natural Chimneys area in the western part of Augusta County. The Century (101 miles), Metric (65 Miles) and Natural Chimneys Loop (52 Miles) will all begin/end at Shelburne Middle School (our weekend headquarters) in Staunton. Our Family Loop (either 8 or 12 miles- your choice) and our new “Bobb” Loop (34 miles) will begin/end at the lunch site near Natural Chimneys.
And we have some new things for you on Sunday as well. As in the past, only one route begins/ends at Shelburne — the Middlebrook Loop which has been increased from 36 to 43 miles. Our other five routes all begin/end in Middlebrook which is the breakfast/brunch site. The Century (100) is still three loops but has been changed some and we’ve added a “Lazy” Metric (it’s “only” 57 miles). Our other three routes, the McKinley Loop (27 Miles), the Country Roads Loop (FAT TIRE-19 miles) and the Family Loop (10 miles) are unchanged.
Keep checking back here and to our Facebook page as we’re beginning the process of getting elevation profiles for all of the routes and will post the information on each route as we have it.
Saturday’s Shenandoah Century
Saturday’s Metric Century
Saturday’s BOBB Loop
Saturday’s Family Route
The family route is a nice flat ride with only 200 feet of elevation gain over 11.5 miles. This flat ride can be shortened to 8 miles or to a little more than 3, depending on how far folks want to ride. It goes past the lunch spot, so folks can either stop for lunch or ride back to Natural Chimneys and drive to lunch.
Sunday Lazy Metric
Sunday Middlebrook Loop
The Sunday Middlebrook Loop is a lovely 43-mile ride (and a favorite of local riders throughout the year). It's a bit longer than in the past but we have added some fantastic new roads. NOTE: This is the only Sunday route the begins and ends at Shelburne Middle School (but don't worry, you can still meet up with friends for brunch at the Middlebrook Community Center!)