Shenandoah / Blue Ridge Ramble

The Shenandoah/Blue Ridge Ramble is 12 cycling days (13 total) of some of the most challenging and scenic riding through historic towns, panoramic ridge lines, and beautiful rolling valley farm land that Virginia has to offer.

On the Bike

The ride begins and ends in Charlottesville, a great help with arrival and departure logistics. From there we stay in Harrisonburg, Staunton, Lexington, Peaks of Otter, Natural Bridge, Waynesboro, and Roanoke…each rich in history with ample attractions to keep you occupied when you’re not riding. The ride meanders through the scenic Shenandoah Valley. Plus, you will ride 120 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway…the most scenic mountain range east of the Rockies. Come spend 12 days of great riding, lots of climbing, exhilarating descents, and camaraderie with other ABB riders. This is a great ride!

Off the Bike

You will spend two nights at most stops to allow you to explore the area and get to know the town. You won’t ride from point to point every day as there will be a loop ride with various length options on the second day at 3 locations. You can ride or take the day off and do the tourist thing. There is lots to see and do riding by the Shenandoah Caverns, Natural Chimneys Park, historic battlefields, and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Natural Bridge Caverns. While in Staunton VA, visit the Frontier Culture Museum and learn how early settlers survived and lived in the early settlements. Tour the Statler Brother’s Museum. Take a spooky walking tour suitable for the whole family, if you dare... Or grab the chance to learn the legacy of Woodrow Wilson by visiting his birthplace, museum, and research library, the only presidential library in Virginia. In Lexington VA, visit the Cyrus McCormick Farm, the Virginia Military Institute; the Stonewall Jackson House; or spend an afternoon wine tasting in one of the Rockbridge County wineries. These are but a few of the things to see and do while not riding…but the riding is some of the best in the country.

Join Us!

We are excited about this ride…and the format. Come join us for a great time, a great ride, in a super area. Register online for the ride of a lifetime. Make your commitment today. Then start your training and get ready for a bicycle ride you will never forget. Remember once you arrive at the ride start city, let America by Bicycle take care of all the details. You just ride your bike everyday and explore America. Get ready for real cycling adventure. Plan your cycling calendar now and don't miss the training window.

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Trip Details

START / FINISH
Charlottesville, VA

DAYS
12 days

DATES
2018
Saturday August 18 to
Thursday August 30

2019
Join us in 2020!

ITINERARY / MILEAGE
Day 0
Charlottesville, VA  0

Day 1
Harrisonburg, VA  66

Day 2
Harrisonburg Loop  74/48

Day 3
Staunton, VA  51

Day 4
Staunton Loop  53/44

Day 5
Natural Bridge, VA  69

Day 6
Roanoke, VA  43

Day 7
Peaks of Otter, VA 46

Day 8
Lexington, VA  54

Day 9
Lexington Loop  63/49

Day 10
Lexington Loop  54

Day 11
Waynesboro, VA  50

Day 12
Charlottesville, VA  63

TOTAL MILEAGE
686

DAILY MILEAGE
57+ per day average

MEALS
Breakfast and dinner included for all days except Day 0. Lunch is not included.

2018 PRICES
$3500 (Triple)
$4100 (Double)
$4700 (Single)

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