Grottoes - Port Republic

Distance:  39 / 47 miles

Climbing:  50 / 50 feet per mile

 

Description:  This is a beautiful ride through the open farmland of the central Shenandoah Valley.  The route runs mostly north and south and therefore is fairly flat.  There is one hilly section on the long route between mile 29 and 34.  The ride is popular for its distinct terrain compared to the region east of the mountains.

Stores:  Mile 16 (Grottoes); mile 29/37 (New Hope; closed on Sunday)

 

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Starting Point

     Waynesboro Constitution Park (north section)

     215 West Main Street

     Waynesboro, VA 22980

     GPS:  38.068761, -78.886428

 

From Charlottesville, take either US 250 or I-64 to the top of Afton Mountain. Then take US 250 west down the mountain into Waynesboro (approximately 3.5 miles).  Bear right on US 250 as US 340 goes straight.  Go 0.4 miles and turn left on Arch Avenue just beyond the river, then left into the parking lot. 

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