Distance: 42 / 52 miles
Climbing: 55 / 60 feet per mile
Description: This ride goes through open and rolling terrain and covers a good portion of eastern Fluvanna County and a bit of western Goochland County. The eastern section is delightfully flat, then the route descends to the town of Columbia where the Rivanna River joins the James. From there the short route heads more or less directly back to the start, while the long route continues through the Bremo Bluff area before looping around to Palmyra.
Stores: Mile 41 (Weber City – long route only)
1. There is a steep hill with hard left turn at mile 29 on the way into Columbia.
Fluvanna Rail Trail
132 Main Street
Palmyra, VA 22963
GPS: 37.85990, -78.26509
Note: The starting point of these routes has changed as of July 2022. Park in lot at intersection of Main St and Rail Trail.