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.

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.

SCENES FROM SUNDAY

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