Great rides for all levels! We have a few new routes for Saturday as a result of moving our lunch site last year 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 (** NEW for 2016**) and our  “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 and is one of the 3 loops in the 3 Loop Century. Our other five routes all begin/end in Middlebrook which is the breakfast/brunch site. NEW: Sunday check-in will be at Middlebrook Community Center 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 are the McKinley Loop (27 Miles), the NEW  Fields of Gold Loop (FAT TIRE-20 miles) and the popular Sunday Family Loop (10 miles).

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.

Saturday’s Family Route – NEW

 NEW ROUTE FOR 2016: The family route is a fairly flat ride with about 700 feet of elevation gain over 13.2 miles. This ride can be shortened to 7 miles by taking the "super not-so-secret-shortcut", depending on how far the little ones 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 Routes

Sunday Century

The Sunday Century consists of three loops, all leaving from Middlebrook Community Center. So you can enjoy a breakfast/brunch before, during or after you complete a loop! Route maps to come soon.

Sunday Lazy Metric

The Sunday Lazy Metric is a lovely 57-mile ride with just under 4,000 feet in elevation gain, that winds you through some lovely and picturesque farmland.

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!)

Sunday’s McKinley Loop

The McKinley is a 26.5-mile loop route, leaving from Middlebrook Community Center.

Sunday Fat Tire (Fields of Gold Loop)

NEW for 2016! The Fields of Gold Fat Tire Loop: leaving from Middlebrook Community Center, this loop passes by a number of the Fields of Gold Farms (Including Sunrise Orchards and Meadowcroft Farm) and includes a rest stop at Joel Salatin’s renowned sustainable family farm, Polyface Farms.

Sunday Family Ride

The family ride is a nice 9.7-mile loop route, leaving from Middlebrook Community Center.

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

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