gravel Routes


Stokesville Strade Gravel Grinder

Mileage: 31 milesThis route begins and ends in Stokesville, Virginia, but Bridgewater is the closest town. The Strade (say strah-duh) is a Gravel Grinder style of ride in the great Shenandoah Valley. Shenandoah Mountain Touring developed the route for a spring event hosted at the Stokesville Campground, Stokesville VA. The loop has a great mix […]


Harris Roubaix Loop

Mileage: 22 miles from town, 15.7 miles from Greenmount Church of the Brethren.In Harrisonburg, VA, the Harris Roubaix takes place every spring on the same day as the Paris Roubaix. The group has a casual warm-up ride out to the start, then rides the gravel loop as many times as they wish. You can do […]

Harrisonburg Dayton Gravel Grinder

Mileage: 36.4From downtown Harrisonburg, this ride heads south and then west toward the Allegheny Mountains by way of the historic Town of Dayton. It rolls past farms stewarded by Old Order Mennonite families before returning to Harrisonburg. You might even share the road with a horse and buggy. A longer ride, but easy on the […]


Little North Mountain Loop

Mileage: 27 milesThere is nothing little about the challenge on this nearly all-gravel ride, but the stunning scenery is well worth it. With the initial climb over Troxell Gap exceeding a 13% grade for a short stretch, this gravel ride is not for the climbing-averse. Make sure your bike is geared for the challenge.Park in […]

Middlebrook Fat Tire Farm Route

Mileage: 20 milesThis route was developed for the Shenandoah Fall Foliage Festival to introduce participants to gravel and two of the finest farms in the Valley, Polyface Farms and Meadowcroft Farm. It’s a great way to get your gravel feet wet. Or dusty, as the case may be.Parking: Middlebrook Community Center, 54 Cherry Grove Rd, […]


Arbor Hill / Stingy Hollow

Mileage: 15.5 milesThis route heads south out of Staunton with a gradual climb. There is a short section of gravel on Arborhill Road. The ridge line offers a lovely view and is a great place to get your gravel feet wet. The return ride is downhill with rewarding views.Parking: Wharf Area Parking lot.


TransVirginia Gravel Route

Traverse Virginia’s best backcountry riding on this new gravel bikepacking and touring route focused on rideable, non-technical, unpaved terrain through Virginia’s diverse topography and communities. Ride from Washington, DC to Damascus, VA on 550 miles of mostly unpaved country and forest roads, double track, and rail trail, afar from the stress of vehicle traffic.Planning information, […]


Grottoes Gravel Grinder

Mileage: 41 milesThis longer route is more gravel than not, and winds through farmland and National Forest. Take care crossing US 340 (East Side Highway). Post ride, there’s plenty to eat and drink just south in Waynesboro, VA (check it out on the map below).Parking: Harriston United Methodist Church, 3742 East Side Hwy, Grottoes, VA 24441