Superbowl Sunday Ride
Briery Branch Community Center - Flagpole Knob / Feb 02, 2020
Superbowl Sunday Ride
When:Â Sunday, February 2 @ Riding at 10:00 AM
Where:Â Park atÂ Briery Branch CommunityÂ Center and bike up to Flagpole Knob (Highest point in Rockingham County)
Why:Â To enjoy winter mountain biking with 100 of your closest friends before watching the bigÂ game
Option:Â A group will ride from town up to Flagpole and back. They will leave Mr Jâs on 42 South at 8:45am
What to expect:Â A cold, fun, mellow ride. Make sure to pack more clothes and food than you might normally bring on a ride. Plan on spending anywhere from 4-6 hours on the bike.
Route:Â As shown on the map below, allÂ participantsÂ will ride up 257 (paved) past the dam and reservoir, to the saddle, and then continue north on a dirt Forest Service Road to Flagpole Knob (Highest point in Rockingham County). After a group picture, riders have several options to descend off the mountain. If you are not familiar with the area bring a map (National GeographicÂ Trails Illustrated Map #791) and or ASK SOMEONE! Most riders will descend down âRed Diamondâ (Slate Spring Trail)Â located less than a 1/4 of a mile north of Flagpole. Others will come back down the paved road while the more adventurous and ambitions will continue to Meadow Knob and then choose from the Pond Knob trail or continue to Oak Knob. If you donât know where you are going ASK someone for direction or better yet find someone to ride with. Just be sure not to end up in West Virginia!
Disclaimer: This isÂ NOT an SVBC sanctioned group ride.This ride does not have ride leaders nor sweep riders. You are responsible for your own actions.Â This is an event with very real risks to your well-being. The SVBCÂ does not provide medical care for cyclistsÂ at this event. RidersÂ are responsible for their own health, safety, and well-being at this event. No doctors, nurses, or emergency medical technicians, or anyone with any medical training are available along theÂ ride.Â Physical, medical, and emergency care is the ridersâ responsibility. In case of an emergency, we will endeavor to get local emergency personnel to an injured riderÂ as soon as possible. This is an event with very real risks.***