2013 Route Info
Welcome to the Heart of Bike Virginia…The Routes! Riding is why we exist.
Our destination for the 2013 tour is in the central Blue Ridge. Read our destination page to learn more about our location for this year’s event.
We want to show you (by bike) the beauty of the great state of Virginia! Below you will find information specific to our 2013 tour. We recommend that you read our general route information before you view the routes if this is your first time learning about the Bike Virginia Tour.
Routes are published late winter or early spring. The Route rating is listed below. As we get closer to the event we will publish more info on the routes that will include interactive maps and detailed descriptions for each day. When riding always follow the signs posted that day, as they will be the most up-to-date (sometimes we have to vary the routes slightly to accommodate the unknown such road construction for instance).
New for this year will be a route on Friday! For those looking to unwind after a long day of travel we will offer a short 20-30 mile ride on Friday starting at 12-noon and will close at 5:00pm. Registration will open at 10:00am, once you register you are free to hop on your bike and get in a warm up ride for Saturday or just kick back at camp and relax, it’s up to you.
Where we will be riding
The routes will focus on riding through some of the most beautiful areas Virginia has to offer.
The routes will be open starting at 7:00 am each day (except Friday which will be 12-noon) and will close at 5:00pm. Getting on the route is up to you as we do not have a mass start, however we do ask that you depart by 9:00 am to ensure you are back by the time routes close at 5:00.
Our main route (the Pink Route) is between 40-60 miles each day. Everyday (except move days) we will have different route options, varying from 25 or 30 miles up to 100 miles! Each day is dependent on the sights, terrain, and points of interest. Please note that on move days (Monday and Wednesday) we will not have a short option as you will need to ride from our first host community, to the second. On the last day we will all ride back to the start.
The overall rating for the 2013 Tour is between 7 – 9. Depending on which route option you take, short or long will determine the difficulty. We will simply route you where mother nature takes us
Route difficulty is rated on a 1-10 scale and is determined by elevation gain (climbing), distance of route, and experience. Elevation for the 2013 tour has been determined using Ride with GPS software. We will be publishing individual route difficulty for each day as we near the event and they will be printed in your tour guide that you receive at registration.
1 = Easy and 10 = Most Difficult.