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Bike Travel Weekend & Bike Your Park Day, September 25 - 27, 2020

Shenandoah Valley Gravel Bikepacking Loop

Start Location
Little Stony Creek, George Washington National Forest, VA
Number of participants
Ride Description

This is a beautiful loop with rolling hills, many gravel roads and a few longer climbs that circles the northern part of the Shenandoah Valley. It is made up of around 35% unpaved/gravel roads, but roads are well maintained and suitable for tires 32mm and up. It has a challenging amount of climbing and a couple of steep grades here and there (see route info below, make sure you have proper low gears on your bike). A bikepacking setup is recommended but racks/panniers will suffice.

Camping Saturday night is a primitive site in the George Washington National Forest near Little Stony Creek at mile 77. This primitive site has a stream nearby (bring a filter), but no other services.

If anyone wants to split up the longer ride on Saturday, they could start on Friday and camp at Little Fort (mile 51, free, stream nearby, first come first served).

Route info here:

Saturday is 77 miles, 7211' of climbing and Sunday is 50 miles with 4276' of climbing.

Friday details

Friday overnight location

Saturday details

Saturday overnight location


Sunday details


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