Distance: 33 miles
Climbing: 70 feet per mile
Description: This somewhat hilly ride loops from Free Union north almost to Stanardsville then back. Various shortcuts are shown on the map.
Stores: Mile 0 (Free Union); mile 11 (Dyke; closed Sundays)
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Free Union School
4220 Free Union Road
Free Union, VA 22910
GPS: 38.153653, -78.562438
From Charlottesville, take Barracks Road/Garth Road (Route 654/601) west. Turn right on Free Union Road (Route 601) at the Hunt Country Store. Continue approximately 5 miles into Free Union. The Free Union Country School is on the left.
Note 1: Do not use the school parking lot before 4PM on weekdays during the school year.
Note 2: On the date of the annual Charlottesville Women's 4-Miler (Saturday of Labor Day weekend), avoid Garth Road. From Charlottesville, take Hydraulic Rd to Earlysville Rd. At the reservoir, turn left on Woodlands Rd, then right on Free Union Rd to Free Union.