THE CYCLISTS' VOICE IN THE NORTHERN SHENANDOAH VALLEY
Tuesdays - Road Ride - Stephens City, VA
Distance: 34 miles
Elevation Gain: 1300 ft.
Push off time 6:00 PM.
As mentioned above ride leaders will be available for two - three differently paced groups - or you can just ride at your heart's content with the “A or B+Team”. See the calendar for ride leader contacts.
As of April 5, 2022 we will offer to ride with a ride leader at either a 15mph or 17 mph average pace. (Just a quick reminder that we are aiming for an AVERAGE pace - meaning that we will ride at higher or lower pace in sections of the route depending on terrain and traffic). Ride leaders ensure adherence to the pace goal as well as regrouping efforts at pre-determined locations as well as major intersections. Referencing our Ride Category Table these groups would be classified as B (15mph) or B+ (17mph)
These two groups will leave Shop and Save parking lot approx. 1 minute apart. The first 3 miles (15 minutes) will be ridden at a warm-up pace until we reach the intersection of Grim and Canterburg Road where we stop to regroup and ensure everybody is ok with pace etc.
Short stops/regroups follow at (or as needed) :
Mile 6.5 before crossing Rt 522
Mile 7.5 top of first “climb” up Ashby Station Road
Mile 18.4 before crossing Rt 50
Mile 19.2 Millwood Store
Mile 21.2 Boyce before crossing Rt. 340
Mile 25.2 before crossing Rt. 50 again
Mile 29.2 before crossing Rt. 522
Then the ride meanders through two subdivisions with reduced pace and emphasis on keeping the group together finishing at the advertised pace at Shop&Save parking lot after 34 miles.