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B/BB (MH) * 69/70 * VA * 9:30 AM * Shenandoah River (Blue Mtn Option) * Marshall P&R (MAR)
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B/BB (MH) * 69/70 * VA * 9:30 AM * Shenandoah River (Blue Mtn Option) * Marshall P&R (MAR)

Ride to Bluemont and cross the mountain at Snickersville Gap. Descend to the Shenandoah River, then gradually climb out away from the river to Rt.50. Descend again to the river and continue on Howellsville, Morgan Ford, and Dismal Hollow to Rt.55. For more climbing, take Blue Mountain Rd. to Freezeland Rd. then to Rt.55, which adds about 1.3 mi and 1,100' of climbing. Blue Mountain Rd. has about 2 mi of unpaved surface. The routes diverge at mile 45 and rejoin at about mile 56.

5/7/2016
When: Saturday, May 7, 2016
9:30 AM
Where: Marshall Park & Ride
Salem Ave. & Frost Street
Marshall, Virginia  20115
United States
Contact: Mike McCarley
703-218-0707

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Ride to Bluemont and cross the mountain at Snickersville Gap. Descend to the Shenandoah River, then gradually climb out away from the river to Rt.50. Descend again to the river and continue on Howellsville, Morgan Ford, and Dismal Hollow to Rt.55.

 

For more climbing, take Blue Mountain Rd. to Freezeland Rd. then to Rt.55, which adds about 1.3 mi and 1,100' of climbing.  Blue Mountain Rd. has about 2 mi of unpaved surface.  The routes diverge at mile 45 and rejoin at about mile 56.

 

We're planning for 2 rest stops:  Bluemont @mile 23 and along Howellsville Rd @mile 42. Another rest stop option is the store at Freezeland Rd & Rt. 55, at mile 56. 

 

Look for Go/No-Go notices the night before – or early morning of – the ride if the weather is questionable.

  

Be aware that the Gold Cup races are happening May 7 at Great Meadow, south of The Plains.  Gates open to the public at 1000, so we should already be in Marshall before race traffic begins to build.  However, there may be a higher than usual volume of traffic Saturday morning on I66, possibly horse trailers on the move, especially near The Plains and Marshall.  Might be wise to plan on a few extra minutes of travel time.  Don't expect any race-related traffic to be an issue with the ride.


We'll have printed cues for both routes. You can preview the routes here:

WithOUT Blue Mtn: https://RideWithGPS.com/routes/12977075

With Blue Mtn: https://RideWithGPS.com/routes/12984981

 

Clara Martinez [Clara@claramartinez.com] 703-801-4171

Mike McCarley * [msmccarley@cox.net] 703-218-0707

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