Project Description

RIDE UPDATE:

No in-person Festival for 2020

Even though we have decided to cancel the normal in-person Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival weekend for October 2020, you can still enjoy the popular Festival routes we have created to ride whenever you want! 

Scroll down to find the ride for you.

SATURDAY RIDES

SCENES FROM SATURDAY

ROUTE MAPS

Wanna put a RideWithGPS route on your Garmin device?

Refer to these instructions online — or watch the instructional video below. (Our routes are well-marked on the road and your Event Guide has detailed tear-out route maps with turn-by-turn cue sheets. So even if you can’t get these maps to talk to your device, don’t sweat it. We’ve got you covered!)

SATURDAY CENTURY | YELLOW

100 miles 

STARTS AT: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church  |  The Saturday Century has some new course variations for 2019, including more mileage before lunch (76 miles) — so even super-fast riders will be sure to have the full buffet available when they roll in to Sangerville-Towers! Additional course changes include more mileage east of Interstate 81 near the Piedmont Battlefield. LATE CHANGE: We had to create a 6-mile “out and back section detour” on Dam Town Road as the Knightly Mill steel truss bridge was recently closed by VDOT to all traffic. Miles 24-30 are the only changes to this popular and scenic ride. . . and you’ll still get a beautiful steel truss bridge in Stokesville after you stop for lunch!  

SAT CENTURY | RIDE WITH GPS
SAT METRIC | RIDE WITH GPS

SATURDAY METRIC | ORANGE

64 miles 

STARTS AT: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church  |  Metric Century for Saturday has been revised for 2019 and has some spectacular views. But with over 4,100 ft in elevation gain throughout the course, you’ll be working for them! 

SATURDAY BOBB | GREEN

33.7 miles 

STARTS AT: Sangerville-Towers Ruritan Community Center, Mt. Solon  |  Updated for 2019! 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.

SAT BOBB | RIDE WITH GPS
SAT FAMILY | RIDE WITH GPS

SATURDAY FAMILY | PINK

STARTS AT: Sangerville-Towers Ruritan Community Center, Mt. Solon  |  The Family Route is a fairly flat ride with about 700 feet of elevation gain over 12.8 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 starts and ends at Sangerville-Towers Ruritan — our lunch stop — which is less than a mile from Natural Chimneys State park.