Ivy - Crown Orchard - Batesville

Distance:  29 miles

Climbing:  90 feet per mile

 

Description:  Short but hilly, this ride includes a climb up Stillhouse Creek Road through a large commercial orchard with views that are not to be missed, especially when the peach trees are in bloom.  On the way down from the orchard at mile 16, look for the wild collection of animals and old farm equipment; you may see goats standing on top of rusting trucks.

Stores:  None

 

Alerts:

1.  The descent from the orchard is somewhat technical with occasional patches of gravel.

2.  There is a steep descent with sharp curves after the top of the climb at mile 26.

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Starting Point:

     Murray Elementary School

     3251 Morgantown Road

     Charlottesville, VA 22903

     GPS:  38.058672, -78.612960

From Charlottesville, take US 250 west approximately 6 miles to the Ivy Depot area. Turn left on Morgantown Road (Route 738) after passing under the railroad bridge. Continue for a mile; the school is on the left.

 

Note:  Do not park at the school on school days.

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