2021 Bike and Beers Series - The Most Fun on Two Wheels!

Gravelocity

Gravelocity

January 16 2021
Troutville, Virginia, USA

GRAVELOCITY = FREE 95, 62, 53, 46, 39 and 26 mile super-premier gravel adventure rides!

STAGGERED RIDE START TIMES
8am = 95 milers https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18456549
10am = 39 miler https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29615022
10am = 46 miler https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31707893
10am = 53 milers https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29615020
10am = 62 miler (100k) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31708186
12 noon = 26 milers https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29615018

2pm = Gravelocity RUN & Super Duper Lite ride (5.4 miles) https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31722110
For a google map of all the routes which includes showing which portions are gravel. https://drive.google.com/open...
To get everyone rolling at times that will reasonably have most finished between 3 and 5 the above staggered start times have been selected. Even if you're not riding at 10am you can get cozy by the fire and cheer on the 50 mile riders as they start!
This event is the brainchild of endurance athlete Brian Lang and each route was expertly hand crafted by Kyle Inman and Jeff Cheng!

Start / Finish site is the beautiful home of Virginia's endurance cycling legend Wes Wilmer.
Map to Start / Finish: https://goo.gl/maps/o9D3jp8eWZC2
Please pull up into his driveway and park in the expansive field behind the barn.

Camping Available! (glamping really)
Wes & Elizabeth Wilmer, owners of the beautiful start / finish estate, invite Gravelocity participants to Camp inside their large finished barn / mancave with a 1/2 bath.

The Routes:

"Hundo" = 95 miler - 49% gravel [8am Start]
Most miles and most smiles. This route is loaded with rowdy gravel and punishing climbs. In four years only two have finished this route.

"Sheep Creek 100K" - 43% gravel [10am Start]
Gets enough hero miles and adds twisty gravel descent down Sheep Creek Rd and another long stretch of gravel afterwards.

"Goose Creek Fiddy" = 53 miler - 37% gravel [10am Start]
Cuts off some miles (and gravel) with a road plunge down Goose Creek Valley Road.

"Bobblets Gap Up and Over" = 46 miler - 42% gravel [10am Start]
Get the full effect of an old wagon road. Climb then descend Bobletts Gap and later climb Black Horse Gap passing the old Black Horse Gap Tavern site.

"Parkway" = 39 miler - 34% gravel [10am Start]
Ride up Bobblets Gap but then head south on the Parkway for 8.5 miles for some of the best ridge line views this National Scenic Byway has to offer.

"Lite" = 26 miler - 36% gravel [12 noon Start]
Climb all of Black Horse Gap, see some amazing views along the Parkway and head back on a nearly 5 mile stretch gravel (Salt Pond Rd).

After Party & Bonfire at the Wilmer Estate (start / finish)!!!!
Navigation: The routes are **not** marked. These are adventure rides, and if you are familiar with navigating via GPX files, Strava or Garmin (or similar) you should have no trouble staying on your chosen course. If not, stay with someone who is familiar with the route and learn to navigate. The best iPhone app for navigation is GaiaGPS.

The Virginia Endurance Series Mission: 

Reveal and celebrate the very best backcountry mountain biking destinations in Virginia | Offer FREE monthly ride events in these destinations, with volunteer ride leaders and various distance options (something for everyone) | GIVE riders the maps and information they need to explore these areas | Help create, enhance and preserve Virginia’s great mountain biking experiences.

Gravelocity

 
Routes: 26, 39,46,53, 62, 95 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
Start Address: 2679 Trinity Rd Troutville, VA 24175 USA
 
 
 
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