Project Description

RIDE UPDATE:

 We’re going “Virtual” for 2020

Due to the uncertainty regarding containment of covid-19 and the safety of large gatherings and sports activities here in Virginia, we have decided to cancel the normal in-person Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival weekend for October 2020. In its place, we will be offering a virtual ride to help support the many charities that typically benefit from this annual event. Details and Registration for the virtual event will be posted by August 1.

We will also have news on an exciting new product by mid-July, which we will share here, on our Facebook page and through email. Thanks for your understanding and please continue to ride safely with good social distancing!

SUNDAY RIDES

Enjoy a variety of routes traveling through southern Augusta and northern Rockbridge Counties. Sunday’s route all “clover leaf” from Middlebrook Community Center so you can build the perfect combination of distance. We’re pleased to welcome back the food trucks this year to add some flavor variety to lunch!

REST STOPS

The Fall Foliage Bike Festival is known for its great rest stops. Manned by volunteer groups from around Augusta County, each rest stop is encouraged to offer up a variety of homemade snacks to supplement the water, sports drink and fresh fruit each stop is provided.

Fall Foliage Sunday Rest Stop

SUNDAY BRUNCH

Our Sunday brunch offers a hearty pancake breakfast with eggs, sausage, cereals, fruits, bite-size danish and muffins, coffee, tea and juices. The Middlebrook Ruritan Club and brunch organizer Rhonda Howdyshell plan hard for this event — served with a smile above the Volunteer Fire Station.

FOOD TRUCKS

In 2018, we started offering food trucks for Sunday Lunch. Their a-la-carte offerings allow you to grab an extra meal or snack after the complimentary breakfast brunch stops service.

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!)

BUILD YOUR DISTANCE

  • CENTURY = Hebron Loop + Raphine Loop + McKinley Loop

  • 73 MILES = Hebron Loop + Raphine Loop

  • LAZY METRIC = Hebron Loop + McKinley Loop

SUNDAY HEBRON LOOP | GREEN

34.3 miles 

STARTS AT: MIDDLEBROOK COMMUNITY CENTER  |  The Sunday Hebron Loop is a newly updated 34.3-mile course that passes a number of beautiful Field of Gold farms in southern Augusta County. NOTE: Please ride this loop FIRST as the rest stops will close on the Green Loop at 12 noon.

Fall Foliage Bike Festival Sunday
SUN HEBRON | RIDE WITH GPS
SUN RAPHINE | RIDE WITH GPS

SUNDAY RAPHINE | BLUE

43 miles 

STARTS AT: MIDDLEBROOK COMMUNITY CENTER  |  The Raphine Loop takes a trip down into the wine country of Rockbridge County. Enjoy the beautiful farmland and rolling hill vistas on this 44 mile loop. NOTE: If you are also planning to ride Hebron (Green), please do so before riding this loop as the Hebron rest stops close first.

SUNDAY McKINLEY | YELLOW

27 miles 

STARTS AT: Middlebrook Community Center  |  McKinley Loop for Sunday is a beautiful loop that crosses both north and south of Middlebrook Road. (Word has it that sometimes you can find a lemonade stand set up on this route by enterprising young kids!) NOTE: If you are also planning to ride Hebron (Green), please do so before riding this loop as the Hebron rest stops close first.

SUN McKINLEY | RIDE WITH GPS
SUN FARM | RIDE WITH GPS

SUNDAY TOUR de FARM | ORANGE

27 miles :: 50%+ Gravel Roads

STARTS AT: Middlebrook Community Center  |  The Tour de Farm Loop has some nice upgrades for 2019, with a new direction (less travel on Middlebrook Road), a longer route with almost half the route on gravel, and new Field of Gold farm stops including the historic Meadowcroft Farm.

SUNDAY FAMILY | PINK

STARTS AT: Middlebrook Community Center  |  The Family Route is a fairly flat ride with only about 500 feet of elevation gain over 10 miles. It winds through the quiet countryside near the town of Middlebrook with picturesque views of farmland and the old Mish barn.

SUN FAMILY | RIDE WITH GPS
SCENES FROM SUNDAY

LIMITED TO 800 RIDERS

DON’T WAIT

REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 2020