Mt Solon - Verona
Distance: 39 / 59 miles
Climbing: 75 / 75 feet per mile
Description: This is a long, hilly ride through the open rolling terrain of the central Shenandoah Valley. The route heads up the valley from Waynesboro for 10 miles, then heads west across the valley to Mt. Solon before turning back; the cross-valley segments include a number of long rolling hills. There are near-continuous highly scenic views of beautiful farmland; all in all, the ride makes quite a change from the region east of the mountains.
Stores: Mile 17 (Fort Defiance); mile 26/46 (Verona)
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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.