Charlottesville Bicycle Club

Free Union – Mountfair

Distance: 21 / 26 miles
Climbing: 105 feet per mile

Description: 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”.

Stores: None

1. The first section of the descent from the top of Fox Mountain (mile 14) is fairly technical. Use caution.


Starting Point:
Free Union 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.