Distance: 30 miles
Climbing: 85 feet per mile
Description: This is a pleasant ride in varied terrain. Very early in the route there is a short steep descent at mile 1.5 on Jones Mill Rd and then at mile 1.9 a steep climb. Look for the Monastery at mile 17.5 on Clark Rd, home of the “Cheese Nuns”. At mile 23.3 there is a 1.2 mile climb on Tilman Rd. (paved). Also paved at mile 28.3 there is a steep descent on Gillums Ridge Rd that ends at US-250; use caution.
Alerts: There is a steep descent at mile 28.3 on Gillums Ridge Rd that ends at US-250; use caution.
Parking lot south of intersection of
Beaver Creek Park and Browns Gap Tnpk
Charlottesville, VA 22968
GPS: 38.071645, -78.651294