Charlottesville Bicycle Club

Rapidan – Clarks Mountain

Distance: 40 miles
Climbing: 60 feet per mile

Description: This ride surveys the Rapidan River – Clark Mountain Rural Historic District, which includes some of the most beautiful farmland in Orange and southern Culpeper Counties. The route passes through the town of Rapidan, where there are well-preserved examples of the 19th century Carpenter Gothic style of architecture, and follows the Rapidan River for some 8 miles of easy riding. Further east, the route follows the perimeter of the Aerojet General facility where rocket engines are manufactured.

Stores: mile 15

Alerts: The route includes one mile on SR 522, which can have fast vehicles.

Starting Point
   Veteran’s Park
   Newton St
   Orange, VA 22960

Note: On weekends or when school is out, it is also possible to park around the corner at Porterfield Park/Orange Elementary School on Montevista Ave.