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Orange – Gordonsville (40, B / C, MH)

Barboursville Firehouse 5251 Spotswood Trail, Barboursville, VA, United States

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 […]

Schuyler – Rockfish (38 / 49, A / B, MH)

Crossroads Store 4916 Plank Rd, North Garden, VA, United States

From the Crossroads Store, this modestly hilly ride heads south to Alberene then into eastern Nelson County to the Rockfish area. The next stretch is an out-and-back along 5 miles […]

Batesville – Dudley (33, C, MH)

Crossroads Store 4916 Plank Rd, North Garden, VA, United States

​From the Crossroads Store, this hilly ride is a local favorite that travels first to Batesville.  The route then continues clockwise to Dudley Mountain Rd before heading back toward North […]

Scottsville Short Loop (36, C, MH)

Walton Middle School 4217 Red Hill Road, Charlottesville, VA, United States

A slightly longer variation on the Keene-Esmont route, this ride has a nice balance of shady and open roads. Stores:  Mile 11.5 (Keene); Mile 22 (Porters; to the left as […]

SH-Somerset-Grelen (33, B/C, MH)

Spring Hill Baptist Church 2620 Frays Mill Road, Ruckersville, VA, United States

From Spring Hill Baptist Church, this route takes you on Frays Mill Rd, Burnley Station Rd, Stony Point Rd/VA 20, Old Barboursville Rd, Constitution Hwy/VA-20, Weyburn Rd, Blue Ridge Tnpk/VA-231, […]

North Garden – Batesville (26, B / C, H)

Crossroads Store 4916 Plank Rd, North Garden, VA, United States

This short hilly loop travels in a counterclockwise direction from North Garden through Batesville. Stores: Mile 0 (Crossroads); mile 21 (Batesville) Route page: North Garden - Batesville Click on the image […]

Dyke – Markwood (36, A / B, MH)

Ruckersville Food Lion 136 Cedar Grove Road, Ruckersville, VA, United States

This is a variation of the Spring Hill route Dyke – Amicus.  From the Ruckersville Food Lion, this modestly hilly ride heads northwest toward Stanardsville.  It then returns through Dyke […]

Dyke – Markwood (36, C, MH)

Ruckersville Food Lion 136 Cedar Grove Road, Ruckersville, VA, United States

This is a variation of the Spring Hill route Dyke – Amicus.  From the Ruckersville Food Lion, this modestly hilly ride heads northwest toward Stanardsville.  It then returns through Dyke […]

Nortonsville – Earlysville (23 / 30, C, MH)

Free Union School 4220 Free Union Road, Free Union, VA

This is a fun, short, somewhat hilly ride around Free Union and Earlysville. Stores: Mile 13 (Dyke) Alerts: 1. There is a bridge in poor repair at the bottom of […]

Free Union – Mountfair (21 / 26, G, VH)

Free Union School 4220 Free Union Road, Free Union, VA

This is a pleasant ride with varied terrain, and includes one moderate climb up Fox Mountain with a long, fast descent. Look out for the monastery around mile 6, famous as the home of the “Cheese Nuns”. Alerts: The first section of the descent from the top of Fox Mountain (mile 14) is fairly technical. Use […]

SH-Earlysville – Free Union (35, B/C, MH)

Spring Hill Baptist Church 2620 Frays Mill Road, Ruckersville, VA, United States

Note: This route was changed in January 2024 due to the bridge closure on Frays Mill Rd.  Be sure you have a current GPS route, map, and cue sheet. ​Description: […]

NOTE:  We officially cancel rides only if we consider conditions to be unsafe (high winds, ice/snow, etc.).  Otherwise rides take place whether or not people comment about attending.  Each member should make their own decision about riding based on the forecast.

Important Reminder

Be sure to have the route on your phone or bike computer, and/or have a map or cue sheet.

Ride Classification

For details on how group rides are categorized, check out the Ride Classification guidelines.

Requirements For Riders

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.

You should be prepared to fix a flat tire and perform other minor repairs on the roadside.  If you are new to cycling and are not comfortable with these procedures, don’t let that stop you.  However, you might want to talk to a more experienced member before the ride so the group is prepared to help if necessary.

Safety On The Road

The club considers safety to be our very highest priority.  Please review the information on the Safety Page before you join us for a ride.

We hope that you will find this site helpful; your questions and comments are welcomed.

Scheduling

Start times are based on seasonal averages.  Because of the inability to ensure everyone is informed of a last-minute change, scheduled rides will not change based on predicted weather and temperature.  Also, club rides generally will not show as “canceled” on the calendar.  All riders have their personal thresholds for temperature, wind, and moisture, and are expected to use their best judgment about whether to ride on a given day.  CBC encourages all members to exercise caution.  If in doubt, please use the comment section on the ride calendar page to communicate with other potentially interested riders. 

Questions?

Two options, please post to our Facebook Group or contact us.