Bacon Hollow

Distance:  33 miles

Climbing:  70 feet per mile


Description:  This fairly short, only modestly hilly ride covers much of the Earlysville area.  It includes a nice climb up Bacon Hollow, which is famous for its moonshine operations during the Prohibition era (a local winery produces a wine called Bacon Hollow Revenuers' Select White).  Several shortcuts are available (see map) as is an optional extra loop that adds 7 miles.

Stores:  Mile 9 (uncertain hours)


1.  The out and back section up Bacon Hollow Road (mile 15 to 21) is well-known for dogs that sometimes get out in the road.  Stay alert.

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Starting Point:

     Rivanna Community Church

     601 Earlysville Green

     Earlysville, VA 22936

     GPS: 38.150652, -78.477292


From Charlottesville, take Earlysville Road (Route 743) approximately 7 miles to the intersection with Reas Ford Road / Earlysville Forest Drive (Route 660). Turn right immediately after the intersection into the east side of the Earlysville Green parking lot.  Park in the area nearest to Earlysville Forest Drive.  We have permission from the church to use the lot on weekends, but please be considerate of the Sunday churchgoers.