Charlottesville Bicycle Club

Ivy – Crown Orchard – Batesville

Distance:  29 miles
Climbing:  90 feet per mile

Description:  Short but hilly, this ride includes a climb up Stillhouse Creek Road through a large commercial orchard with views that are not to be missed, especially when the peach trees are in bloom. On the way down from the orchard at mile 16, look for the wild collection of animals and old farm equipment; you may see goats standing on top of rusting trucks.

Stores:  Mile 19

Alerts:  1. The descent from the orchard is somewhat technical with occasional patches of gravel.
              2. There is a steep descent with sharp curves after the top of the climb at mile 26.

Starting Point:
   Murray Elementary School
   3251 Morgantown Road
   Charlottesville, VA 22903
   GPS: 38.058672, -78.612960

Note:  Do not park at the school on school days.