Fontaine Rider's Choice

Distance:  34 / 39 / 47 miles

Climbing:  75 / 85 / 90 feet per mile


Description:  These three routes start together from the Fontaine Research Park, leave town on Old Lynchburg Road, and stay together for the first 18 miles.  The short route returns fairly directly via Old Lynchburg Road back to Fontaine.  The other two routes add extra miles and extra climbs before returning via US 250 and through campus.

Stores:  Mile 16 (Crossroads Store)



1.  There are steep, somewhat technical descents at mile 22 (long route; possible gravel), on Dry Bridge Road (mile 27/34; medium and long routes), and on Tilman Road (mile 28/36; medium and long routes).

Short Route:
Medium Route:
Long Route:

Starting Point

     Fontaine Research Park

     419 Ray C. Hunt Drive

     Charlottesville, VA 22903

     GPS:  38.025806, -78.526585


Take US 29 South to the eastbound Fontaine Avenue exit, heading into town toward campus. Immediately after exiting, turn right into the Fontaine Research Park on Ray C. Hunt Drive. Turn right at the top of the entrance road and park at the back of the large parking lot on the right, near the woods.