Here is a look at the 3 Day Bike About 2022 ROUTES. Grab your snacks available on Main Street at the Snack Shack before you head out to ride. We will provide information on the best places to get water, food and a little History for each day!
Ride With GPS turn by turn directions will be made available with the free trial app on your phone.
Signs will be posted with directional arrows.
SAG will be available each day. 757-755-4655
Printed Cue sheets..."a rare item" will be made available by request at Hospitality! $1.00 per route going to the either The Arc of Greater Williamsburg or The Shenandoah Rail Trail respectively. They will be printed on site...no waste!
FRIDAY: Ride the Virginia Capital Trail, a 51.2 mile multi-use trail. Begin at Chickahominy Riverfront Park between mile marker 6-7. Riders wanting to complete 100+miles can ride into Jamestown from the start and back to make the full circuit. Riders will be able to turn around at any point to manage their mileage. Don't forget to stop at Cul's Courthouse Grill (mile marker 14) for your brownie (must have wristband) and to meet up with friends. Water, food and restroom stops are noted along the way in the Tour Guide on the website!
Saturday takes all riders across the James River by Ferry. We offer many choices for riding.
· Bike to the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry, cross the James River and ride to Chippokes Plantation State Park (17 miles each way)
· Drive to the JamestownSettlement parking lot and board the Ferry on your bike and ride to Chippokes Plantation State Park (10 miles)
· Drive to the Ferry and cross in your car then drive the short distance to Chippokes Plantation State Park.
Once at the Park we offer 3 loop rides, all different. Riders may choose to ride all 3 and the 10 miles to and from the Ferry completing just shy of 111 miles. Two Surry Routes (20 & 28 miles) will offer lightly traveled rural roads that are fairly flat and have good sight-lines. Perfect for getting up a little speed and working the legs! A third loop (43 miles) takes you to the charming Main Street of Smithfield, VA. Stop for lunch and relaxation.
Sunday takes us out and about Williamsburg and James City County. Water and restrooms will be available at all the parks. Each unique park is a good place to stretch and enjoy the scenery. This will be a more urban route in some places. On your return, pick up your box lunch at Spoke and Art on the Capital Trail, included with your registration.
The Shenandoah Valley Rail Trail Partnership is an unincorporated coalition of public, private and non-profit organizations along the proposed Shenandoah Valley Rail Trail that have come together with the vision of transforming an unused single-track railroad corridor from Broadway to Front Royal into a multi-use almost 50-mile trail re-connecting communities, businesses, schools and many local cultural and historic resources.
To contact the partnership email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 Day Bike About is proud to support this effort! #SeetheUSAonaBikeToday!
FRIDAY: Arrive with your climbing legs if you choose the 47.9 mile (elevation:3607ft) Fetzer Gap ride ! This is a scenic route with just a touch of hard packed gravel (3/4 mile) to keep you in the beautiful countryside! Choose the 41 mile (elevation:2489ft) ride and along the way visit 2 outstanding Farmer's Markets, as well as Belle Grove Plantation . The 33.1 mile (elevation:2150ft) route visits the charming town of Middletown, a great place to take a break !
SATURDAY: Cycle Strasburg, Woodstock and Edinburg....3 great towns of the Shenandoah Valley. Throw in a ride through Fort Valley, and you'll agree this is premium cycling. The longest route is 55.5 miles (elevation:3644ft) and you will climb Edinburg Gap to descend into Fort Valley, downhill all the way back to Strasburg. Ready for some gravel riding....our second option is 54.5 miles (elevation:3951ft) with 10+miles of gravel. This route takes you to the Historic Woodstock Tower. Save your legs to climb to the top of Woodstock Tower to view the entire Shenandoah Valley! Strasburg to Woodstock? No need to climb to enjoy the 42.5 mile (elevation:2485ft) jaunt to Woodstock and back, criss crossing the railroad bed that will convert to the Shenandoah Rail Trail.
SUNDAY: Ride to Front Royal, a historic Main Street Town and a terminus of the Shenandoah Rail Trail. The longest route is 49 miles (elevation:2714ft) to the Visitor's Center in Front Royal and at times follows the railroad bed back to Strasburg. Two other options 33.7 miles (elevation:1985ft) and 22.9 miles (elevation:1102ft) take you to Belle Grove and Middletown in case you missed them on Friday! Return to Strasburg Square and pick up your boxed lunch included in your registration...then start planning your return to the Shenandoah Valley for 3 Day Bike About 2023!