Charlottesville Bicycle Club

Nelson – Amherst

Distance:  36 / 44 / 58 miles
Climbing:  65 / 75 / 75 feet per mile

Description:  A bit far from Charlottesville, this ride is well worth the drive. The terrain is varied, including flatter, open stretches as well as hilly, wooded sections. Enjoy the great mountain views.

Stores:  Mile 0 (Colleen); mile 21 (medium & long route)

Alerts:  All routes include 0.7 miles on US 29, a 4-lane road with high-speed traffic but with a good shoulder. Use caution.

Starting Point:

  Blue Ridge Medical Center
  4038 Thomas Nelson Hwy
  Arrington, VA 22922

NOTE: Do not park in the Blue Ridge Medical Center parking lot.  Park in the employee parking lot accessed off of Arrington Rd.

NOTE: Only use the employee parking lot on weekends or after 6 PM on weekdays; do not park in the lot on weekdays before 6 PM.