500 miles of Virginia gravel and byways

Discussion in 'Virginia Bike Forum' started by rola643, May 21, 2019.

  1. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    Ride from DC to Damascus to cross Virginia in 550 miles on mostly unpaved country and forest roads, double track and rail trails. Explore Virginia’s best backcountry riding on this new gravel bikepacking and touring route focused on ridable, non-technical, unpaved terrain intended for multi-day trips carrying overnight gear. [about the route] [frequently asked questions]

    • Total Distance: 544 miles (875km)
    • Total climbing: 45,464 ft (13,857m)
    • 9 Days at 60 miles/day, 5,840ft/day (a week and 2 weekends)
    https://www.transvirginia.org/?fbclid=IwAR2zfHhDMsAyt8D_NafEXkLRE6sychwFjM1l8u4hLEqRA7OCYCk7hqkNXCM

     
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  2. John_V

    John_V Moderator Staff Member Mod Team Tavern Member

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    Got as far as the 5,000 + ft of climbing per day. Have fun!
     
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  3. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    I think that would be very doable. I'm not into camping, worst case scenario for me is a cabin :D
     
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  4. fpl1

    fpl1 Well-Known Member Tavern Member

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    A gravel bike would open up a lot of cool opportunities.
     
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  5. bmohan55

    bmohan55 Senior Member

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    it would be cool just to do a few sections of it over the weekend.
     
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  6. newleaf150

    newleaf150 Deranged Touring Cyclist Tavern Member

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    That's a great looking trail! I was fortunate enough to spend time in VA some years back. Magnificent scenery and steep grades. I'd love to do this!
     
  7. Jinx1d

    Jinx1d New Member

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    Gravel bikes are the Bomb
     
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