James Valley Loop

Distance:  44 / 60 miles

Climbing:  45 / 45 feet per mile


Description:  Open and moderately flat, this ride includes 2 distance options and takes you through the countryside on both sides of the James River with great views across the valley.


Stores:  Mile 15; mile 36 (one-quarter mile to the right at the left turn onto Route 20); mile 48 (Howardsville; long route).



1.  There is a busy section on US 15 between mile 15 and 19.

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Starting Point:

     Scottsville Dorrier Park

     250 Page Street

     Scottsville, VA 24590

     GPS:  37.797821, -78.495903


From Charlottesville, take Route 20 south into downtown Scottsville. Turn right on W. Main Street as Route 6 goes left. Take the first left on Harrison Street and park behind the tennis courts.