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Bicycling

Lewis Mountain/Big Meadows Ride

Road bike; 13 miles; moderate

Park at Lewis Mountain Picnic Area (MM 57.5 on Skyline Dr. in the Shenandoah National Park) and head north for this great 6.5 mile family ride to Big Meadows (MM 51.2).  Children who are accustomed to riding in light traffic will enjoy this route as it’s the easiest section of Skyline Drive with the fewest hills.  Once at Big Meadows, you’ll have plenty of energy left to tour the facility, including a stop at the Byrd Visitor Center.  On the return trip, hop off your bikes at Bearfence Mountain (MM 56.4) for a fun rock scramble (1 mile round trip) which...
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Address:

MM 57.5, Skyline Dr
Elkton, Virginia 22827

Phone: 540-999-3500

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Swift Run Gap/Big Meadows Ride

Road bike; 30 miles; strenuous

Park at the Swift Run Gap entrance to the Shenandoah National Park. This 30 mile round trip ride starts off with a long 5 mile climb sure to warm up your legs quickly.  The remainder of the route is rolling, 1 mile hills to Big Meadows (MM 51.2).  Your hard work at the beginning of the trip is rewarded on the return with those last 5 miles being a treat to your weary legs.  For those flatlanders who are a bit intimidated by the start, park at Baldface Mountain Overlook (MM 61) to begin your ride instead.  

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Address:

Skyline Dr.
Elkton, Virginia 22827

Phone: 540-999-3500

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Swift Run Gap/Skyland Ride

Road bike; 50 miles; strenuous

Instead of stopping at Big Meadows (MM 51.2), continue the "Swift Run Gap to Big Meadows" ride 10 miles further north to Skyland (MM 41.7).  Just after Big Meadows, a fast, long downhill means a 2.5 mile climb will follow!  The remainder of the route becomes more like the rolling hills you experienced before Big Meadows.  Be sure to reserve some energy for the return climb to Big Meadows.  You’ll find great dining options at both Big Meadows and Skyland to refuel your body for this 50 mile round trip experience.

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Address:

Skyline Dr.
Elkton, Virginia 22827

Phone: 540-999-3500

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Stanardsville/Big Meadows/Skyland Ride

Road bike; 50 miles or 70 miles; extremely strenuous

Are you hard core? Try this very demanding climb with an elevation change of over 3500 ft.  Park at the commuter lot in the Town of Stanardsville (school complex) and head west on Route 33 to Skyline Dr. in the Shenandoah National Park.  Route 33 has challenging grades, a high volume of traffic and a small portion of the road without a shoulder.  Only serious bicyclists who are comfortable riding with traffic should attempt this ride.  Even with all of these warnings, this route is still a local favorite for a great workout.  Choo...
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Address:

64 Monroe Dr.
Stanardsville, Virginia 22973

Phone: 540-999-3500

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Stanardsville/Loft Mountain Ride

Road bike; 45 miles; extremely strenuous

Begin in Stanardsville (park at the commuter lot in the Town of Stanardsville at the school complex) and head west on Route 33 to the Swift Run Gap Entrance of the Shenandoah National Park.  Turn right and head south on Skyline Drive for 14 miles to Loft Mountain Wayside (MM 79.5).  This section of Skyline Drive has slightly less traffic than heading north on Skyline but equally great views.   Loft Mountain Wayside offers plenty of food options which might just reenergize you to continue south on the 1 mile steep climb to Loft Mountain campsi...
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Address:

64 Monroe Dr.
Stanardsville, Virginia 22973

Phone: 540-999-3500

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Ruckersville Loop

Road bike; 40 miles; moderate

This nearly 40 mile ride is a large circuit around Ruckersville, taking you on rolling hills through the scenic countryside of Greene.  This loop crosses Routes 29 & 33 so use caution; the actual ride is on paved surface roads with light traffic.

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Address:

136 Cedar Grove Rd.
Ruckersville, Virginia 22968

Phone: 434-985-6663

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Bacon Hollow Trail

Mountain bike; 14.4 miles; strenuous to extremely strenuous  

This bike ride, on a combination of paved and gravel roads, can be one of the toughest challenges in the County. However, the route also features two of the most picturesque Appalachian sites anywhere: Stone Mountain Vineyards and the Blue Ridge School, which is home to two beautiful stone-built National Historic Sites, Gibson Chapel and Martha Bagby Battle House.  

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Address:

8609 Dyke Road
Dyke, Virginia 22935

Phone: 434-985-6663

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South River Loop

Road bike; 8.7 miles; easy to moderate

This is one of the most scenic rides in Greene County, providing sweeping pasture and mountain views and a look at one of the best trout waterways in the County, South River.

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Address:

1497 South River Road
Stanardsville, Virginia 22973

Phone: 434-985-6663

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Preddy Creek Trail Park

Wooded; up to 10 miles; easy-difficult; local; map

Located in nearby Barboursville, Preddy Creek Trail Park has 10 miles of trails for hiking, running, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Hikers and runners find the trails easy to moderate.  For a great family outing, ...
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Address:

3690 Burnley Station Rd.
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911

Phone: 434-296-5822

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Observatory Hill

Mountain bike; Intermediate to Advanced

Intermediate to advanced mountain biking skills are needed at Observatory Hill but don’t let that intimidate you.  Located in Charlottesville and owned by the University of Virginia, these steep & rocky trails make for tough climbs and awesome downhills.  Take a ride and improve those technical skills! 

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Address:

610 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904

Phone: 434-985-6663

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Blue Ridge Cyclery

Need a repair? Want to rent a bike?  Blue Ridge Cyclery at the Hollymead Town Center is the closest bike shop to Greene County and is ready to help you.  Walk-ins are welcome for all service needs.  Mountain bikes, road bikes, and cruisers are available for rent with daily and weekly rates.  Hop on a bike and start exploring Greene County!

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Address:

257-B Connor Dr.
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911

Phone: 434-995-2453

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