Charlottesville Bicycle Club

Orange – Gordonsville (40, B, MH)

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Orange – Gordonsville (40, B, MH)

August 19 @ 8:00 am

This ride starts out heading north on US 20 then east to Somerset. It continues past Montpelier (the home of James and Dolly Madison) and loops around through the towns of Orange and Gordonsville. The terrain is mostly open and gently rolling, with a modest climb on the way out of Gordonsville.

Stores:  Mile 16 (Orange); mile 30 (Gordonsville)

Alerts:  Use caution on US 33 when exiting from and returning to the parking lot.

PARTICULAR CAUTION: The railroad crossing on Weyburn Road (mile 4.5 & 35) has proved to be quite dangerous, having caused several serious accidents in the past. It is strongly recommended that you slow down to less than 10 miles per hour when approaching the tracks, and cross as close as possible to 90 degrees. In wet conditions dismount and walk your bike across.

Route page: Orange – Gordonsville

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August 19
8:00 am
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Start Location

Barboursville Firehouse
5251 Spotswood Trail
Barboursville, VA 22923 United States
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5 Responses

  1. I love this ride but will do a shorter and slower version starting from the Somerset post office. This will remove the repeat portion of the ride and bring it down to about 30 miles. It’s really great countryside, and full of history.

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All riders are required to have a helmet; a taillight, Road ID and a rear-view mirror is strongly recommended.  You are also expected to have adequate fluids and a road-worthy bicycle in good repair.  Many rides, but not all, will include the opportunity to stop at a store to replenish supplies.

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