Distance: 40 / 48 miles
Climbing: 70 / 70 feet per mile
Description: A long, beautiful tour of western Albemarle County, this ride includes two steep but moderately short climbs and plenty of rolling hills at the foot of the Blue Ridge.
Stores: Hunt Country Store (mile 4), White Hall (mile 17 short route, mile 25 long route)
Alerts: There is a steep descent at mile 9. Use caution.
Free Union Country School
4220 Free Union Road
Free Union, VA 22910
GPS: 38.153653, -78.562438
NOTE 1: Do not use the school parking lot before 4PM on weekdays during the school year.
NOTE 2: On the date of the annual Charlottesville Women’s 4-Miler (Saturday of Labor Day weekend), avoid Garth Road. From Charlottesville, take Hydraulic Rd to Earlysville Rd. At the reservoir, turn left on Woodlands Rd, then right on Free Union Rd to Free Union.