on-road Routes

Augusta CountyMiddlebrook

Middlebrook M&M

13 miles (20.9 km)/785 feet (239.3 meters)A short, gentle ride on rural roads with stunning views of North Mountain.

Walkers Creek / Newport

41.3 miles (66.5 km)/2,765 feet (842.8 meters)Rural roads with beautiful views. Easy to moderate to challenging all on the same ride. One of the oldest towns in the area, Middlebrook sits near the divide between the headwaters of the James and Potomac rivers. The road out of town follows the path of the old stagecoach […]

Staunton

Badger Road

Mileage: 45 MilesThis is an intermediate/advanced ride due to its length and hill climbs. Big mountain views.

Frog Pond / Smoky Row

Mileage: 22 milesThis route allows for a 1.5-2 hour ride with a mix of climbing, descending, and recovery sections. The scenery south of Parkersburg Pike can’t be beat.

Middle River Figure 8

Mileage: 24 milesAfter a steady climb heading north out of town, this route crosses the Middle River twice while passing through rolling farmland. This is an intermediate ride with some climbing and a few fast descents. The route is entirely on low-speed rural roads, with the exception of one 0.30-mile dog-leg on US 250 between Galena and […]

Perfect Loop

Mileage: 13 milesThis is a short ride with some climbs, and lovely views.

Springhill Ridge Road

31 miles (49.9 km)/2,122 feet (646.8 meters)Rolling hills and big mountain views for a perfect mid-distance ride.

Staunton Polyface Ride

Mileage: 23.4 milesThis is a local favorite that takes you through some Staunton neighborhoods and onto the rural roads of Augusta County. You can expect to see farmland with cows and sheep scattered about, several small creeks and ponds and some wonderful views of the Allegheny Mountains.

Waynesboro

Waynesboro Dooms Day Loop

Mileage: 12.4 milesFollow the South River as it flows north towards its confluence with the North River. Travel along the base of the Sawmill Ridge and the Blue Ridge Mountains as you make your way back south towards Waynesboro.

Waynesboro to Grottoes

Mileage: 35.1 milesThis longer route will let you log some of the flattest road miles in Augusta County as you follow the South River towards its confluence with the North River at Port Republic, Virginia.

Bath County

Douthat Lake / Clifton Forge

47 miles (75.6 km)

George Washington N.F. Loop

Mileage: 38.3 milesThis route begins in Millboro, and goes up the Dry Run drainage through lush rhododendron and mountain laurel. There are scant facilities on this very rural ride, so plan ahead for your food and water before returning to the village of Milboro.

W. VA. Highland Loop

Mileage: 74 milesThis ambitious ride covers two counties and two states! It travels past Devils Backbone, a large ridge, and follows the edge of Bath County’s main reservoir before returning to Warm Springs. This route is remote at times, with scant cell phone coverage, but full of epic climbs and views of Virginia and West […]

Highland County
Rockbridge CountyBuena Vista

Blue Ridge Parkway North

45.2 milesThis is a difficult and beautiful ride starting in Buena Vista. There is a long climb to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and a very steep descent down into the community of Vesuvius.

South River Out & Back

Mileage: 12.2 milesThis route runs alongside the South River, in a fairly flat and wide valley. This is a beginner’s ride, with an easy grade up river. This route is an out-and-back – head up river and when you are ready, just turn around and roll back to the start.

Lexington

Brushy Hill Loop

Mileage: 9 milesA popular short loop, this nine-mile ride is good for when you are up for a challenge but don’t have much time. There is a short meander through farmland and pasture, with pretty vistas along Union Run and Spring Valley.

Lexington / Goshen Loop

Mileage: 48.8 milesThis is an advanced ride due to the overall amount of climbing and the distance. This is a lollipop shaped route, riding out and returning along the stem. The loop segment can be ridden in either direction.

Rockingham CountyBridgewater

Briery Branch / Spring Creek

Mileage: 24.1 milesThis route goes through farmlands and wooded areas, passing through many small communities including Briery Branch, Spring Creek, and Montezuma. This is a moderate ride with rolling hills and scenic vistas.

Dayton Loop

Mileage: 15.3 milesThis route goes through farmlands and small communities around Dayton, VA. This is an easy ride with rolling hills and scenic vistas.

Dry River Flats

Mileage: 16.6 milesThis route goes through the farmlands in the Dry River area, historically used for time trials by local cyclists. This is an easy ride, and as the cows you pass will tell you, this is as flat as it gets around here.

Harrisonburg

Broadway Loop

Mileage: 35.6 milesThis route takes you on mostly scenic and low-traffic back country roads. There are nice views at Cedar Run Church and Mount Zion Church.

Fulks Run / Keezletown

Mileage: 70.8 milesThe roads go through some beautiful and very remote areas. It starts in Harrisonburg and goes north through Fulks Run, into Broadway, and through Keezletown.

Hopkins Gap / Fulks Run

52.5 miles (84.5 km)/3,341 feet (1,018.3 meters)The roads go through some beautiful and very remote areas. It starts in Harrisonburg and goes north through Fulks Run, then into Broadway.

Short North Loop

Mileage: 12.7 milesThis is a relatively easy ride that stays close to town, yet goes through some very pretty country. Most of the roads are lightly-used and very scenic.

Singers Glen

24.7 miles (39.8 km)/1,547 feet (471.5 meters)This route takes you on mostly very scenic and low-traffic back country roads. You will pass through the picturesque and historic village of Singers Glen.

Massanutten

Elkton / Berrytown

20.8 miles (33.5 km)/981 feet (299 meters)This route starts on the outside of the Massanutten Resort, winds through area farmland, a few small communities, and one town along the way. This is a moderate length ride with minimal hills. It has one section with high speed traffic, but most of it has very low traffic.

Grottoes Loop

50.8 miles (81.8 km)/2,170 feet (661.4 meters)This route starts at the edge of the resort and goes through area farmland, a few small communities, and the Town of Grottoes. This is a moderate length ride with many small hills. It has sections with moderate traffic as well as sections with very low traffic.

Port Republic

38.1 miles (61.3 km)/1,725 feet (525.8 meters)This route starts at the edge of the resort and goes through area farmland and a few small communities. This is a moderate length ride with many small hills. It has sections with moderate traffic as well as sections with very low traffic.