The 21st Annual Fall Foliage Bike Festival will take place October 21-23 this year in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley www.shenandoahbike.org.
Fall colors will be in abundance. Saturday lunch and Sunday brunch will be served. There will be live music on Saturday night. Best of all, there will be a total of 12 routes on Saturday and Sunday including a century ride.
The rides begin at Shelburne Middle School in Staunton VA, Mt. Horeb Presbyterian, and Middlebrook Community Center.
The primary Saturday route is the New Hope Loop, a scenic rural ride of 51 miles with excellent views of both the Alleghenies and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The primary Sunday route is the Middlebrook Loop, a 37 mile ride with views of the Alleghenies and the Blue Ridge.
The Shenandoah Century Ride contains both flat riding and hills with the best and most views of both mountain ranges.
There are family friendly rides both days, a 12.6 mile ride that is mostly flat on Saturday and a 10 mile ride that is also mostly flat on Sunday. Both have great views of the mountains.
There are seven additional routes ranging from 20 to 68 miles on Saturday and from 23 to 42 miles on Sunday.
The Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival is a great way to stay in shape, see beautiful fall colors, and have fun with like-minded bikers. There are plenty of attractions to enjoy after the ride including the Blackfriars Theater, Grand Caverns, and the Frontier Culture Museum.
You can register online at the festival’s website www.shenandoahbike.org.