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Tour de Fluvanna (42 & 52, B, MH)

January 7 @ 11:00 am

This ride goes through open and rolling terrain and covers a good portion of eastern Fluvanna County and a bit of western Goochland County. The eastern section is delightfully flat, then the route descends to the town of Columbia where the Rivanna River joins the James. From there the short route heads more or less directly back to the start, while the long route continues through the Bremo Bluff area before looping around to Palmyra.

Stores:  Mile 29 (Columbia); mile 40 (long route)

Alerts:  1. There is a steep hill with hard left turn at mile 29 on the way into Columbia.

Route page: https://www.charlottesvillebicycleclub.org/tour-de-fluvanna/

Note:  The starting point of these routes has changed as of July 2022.  Park in lot at intersection of Main St and Rail Trail.

* Please indicate you will attend by leaving a comment (with your distance) 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.

Details

Date:
January 7
Time:
11:00 am
Ride Category:

Start Location

Palmyra Rail Trail
132 Main St
Palmyra, VA 22963 United States
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Other

Short Route GPS and Map
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37192412
Long Route GPS and Map
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37267669
  • David Wilkes

    06.01.2023

    Will be there to do 42

  • Connie Hendy

    06.01.2023

    Our van is still in the shop, so we’ll have to miss this one.

  • James Campbell

    06.01.2023

    Hi. New member here. Planning to ride tomorrow. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    • Todd Stansbury

      06.01.2023

      Welcome aboard!

  • David Wood

    06.01.2023

    Planning on being there! Leaning on the side of 52 route option.

  • Dennis Houmard

    06.01.2023

    Hope to be there for the short route.

  • Todd Stansbury

    06.01.2023

    Hope to be there, albeit on the half-bike.

  • Miguel Diaz Hansen

    04.01.2023

    I’ll be there aiming for the 52 miles but willing to ride what the majority do.

  • Al Mink

    01.01.2023

    I hope to ride. Not sure if 42 or 52. I will likely ride to/from my home at Lake Monticello to the start point of Palmyra.
    NOTE/TIP:
    – The convenience store in Columbia is pretty marginal. It also closes without notice. Be prepared with enough food & water to get by for ~40 miles.
    – Palmyra has a BP convenience store, but MUCH BETTER is Palmyra’s “EW Thomas Grocery Store,” specifically their deli and fried chicken. https://www.facebook.com/EWThomasGrocery/

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Important Reminder

Be sure to have the route on your phone or bike computer, and/or have a map or cue sheet.

Ride Classification

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Requirements For Riders

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.

You should be prepared to fix a flat tire and perform other minor repairs on the roadside.  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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