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

The century ride for Saturday takes you over scenic vistas and through lush Shenandoah Valley landscapes.

Saturday’s Metric Century

The Metric Century for Saturday has some spectacular views, but with over 4,500 ft in elevation gain throughout the course, you’ll be working for them!

 

 

Saturday’s Natural Chimneys Loop

Enjoy 52 miles of scenic beauty on the Natural Chimneys loop.

Saturday’s BOBB Loop

The "Bobb Route" is so named because it courses thru Bridgewater, Ottobine and Briery Branch among other small and delightful communities. It's a lovely route with wonderful scenery and — by a long shot — has more flat roads than any of our other routes, either Saturday or Sunday.

Ride Support

Bike Repair

For on-site repairs, Cycles Ed will be available at Shelburne Middle School on Friday (registration) and Saturday morning (pre-ride), then he moves to the lunch stop at Sangerville-Towers Community Center. On Sunday, find him at Middlebrook (brunch location). Based out of Ashland, VA, Cycles Ed also offers custom and specialty services for the repair/maintenance of quality bicycles as well as custom frame fabrication, including machine work and frame modifications. When he's not working bike festivals, all hours by appointment only. | Visit CyclesEd on Facebook

BlackDogLogo_smallStaunton's own Black Dog Bike Shop is located a short distance from Shelburne on Lewis Street in downtown Staunton (next door to Sunposts Stage — the Saturday night street party venue). James and his team will have a table setup during Friday registration at Shelburne and they typically offer a great discount to all riders throughout the entire Festival weekend. Black Dog Bikes can also handle repairs, or sell you a new bike, too! Visit the Black Dog Bikes website for more information.

SAG

SAG is furnished by the Valley Amateur Radio Club. We appreciate their fine support of our race from year to year!

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