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Heards Mountain Batesville Gravel Ride (28, G, H)

January 22 @ 11:00 am

This route from Crossroads Store is a variation of the Heards Mountain route from South Garden.  This is a fairly challenging route (almost 95 feet per mile for the route) to the top of Heards mountain, a 3.2 mile climb with 750 feet of elevation gain. The route crosses Route 29 twice; use extra caution when crossing. There is a very cozy rest stop option at Batesville Market at mile 22.8.

Climbing: 95 feet per mile

Stores: Mile 0 (Crossroads); mile 22.8 (Batesville)

Route page: Heards Mountain Batesville

Haerds Mtn Batesville Gravel


* Please indicate you will attend by leaving a comment below.  Be sure to have the route on your phone or bike computer, and/or have a map or cue sheet.  Also, please check the ride comments the day of the ride if the weather is iffy.


January 22
11:00 am
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Start Location

Crossroads Store
4916 Plank Rd
North Garden, VA 22959 United States
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  • Peter Aaron


    Weather forecast is not good, not riding.

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All riders are required to have a helmet; a taillight, Road ID and a rear-view mirror is strongly recommended.  You are also expected to have adequate fluids and a road-worthy bicycle in good repair.  Many rides, but not all, will include the opportunity to stop at a store to replenish supplies.

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