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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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.