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MadPeper (52, B & C, MH)

September 17 @ 9:00 am

One of the great favorites in the region, this ride covers northern Madison County and extends into Culpeper County. There are exceptional views of the rolling countryside and the mountains; a three-quarter mile steep climb at mile 13 and the descent into Etlan present views of Old Rag Mountain from several angles.

As an optional out-and-back, turn left at Etlan Rd. (mile 13.0) and head up a beautiful, shady valley for 4.5 miles to where the state road ends at the entrance to the Shenandoah National Park (the last 0.8 miles is quite steep). Return and continue with the regular route.

Saturday rides now include a C group ride.  We encourage our C riders to come out and join us.

There is also an option for a shorter 42 mile route.

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Please indicate you will attend by leaving a comment (with your ride class) below.  Also, please check the ride comments the day of the ride if the weather is iffy.



September 17
9:00 am
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Start Location

Madison Social Services
101 South Main Street
Madison, VA 22727 United States
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  • David Jones


    Unfortunately, I can not make it since I am in San Francisco – am doing the NMSS Waves to Wine ride to Rohnert Park in Napa tomorrow. Should be able to join CBC next weekend.

  • David Wilkes


    Will be there for whatever the tandem does, and will consider joining for lunch!

  • Jeff Westerbeck


    First ride with CBC as well. Planning on the 52 at B pace.

  • Reed Shomaker


    First Time With CBC, but I’ll be there doing the 52 at B pace!

  • Lesley Etheridge


    If the tiny humans are kind to me on my 24 I will be there🤞🚴‍♀️😀

  • Denny


    Planning on the 52

  • Denny


    Where is the Eatery in Madison?

  • Bob Mical


    I plan on showing up at a B pace. I hope to do the whole pepper, if I have the legs. 🤷‍♂️

  • CA

    Connie Hendy


    Chris and I will be there on the tandem, but we haven’t decided if we’re doing the 42 or 52. But we do know that we are going to stop at Mad Local American Eatery in Madison for lunch after the ride. That’s a great place! We’d love to have company.

  • Pace Lochte


    I’ll join you Peter for 42 miles at C!

    • CA

      Peter Aaron


      Pace, Great! See you there!

  • CA

    Peter Aaron


    I am planning to be there for a C pace 42 mile ride, anyone else?

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NOTE: As of 01/01/2022, we have become a member-supported club.  We encourage all of our cycling friends to join us.  For new riders, our club insurance covers non-members of the club for their first ride only.  Thanks.

We are planning additional rides each week, so stay tuned!  If you are interested in helping to organize a group ride for the Club, please contact us!

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All riders are required to have a helmet; a tail light, 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.

You should be prepared to fix a flat tire and perform other minor repairs on the road side.  If you are new to cycling and are not comfortable with these procedures, don’t let that stop you.  However, you might want to talk to a more experienced member before the ride so the group is prepared to help if necessary.

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