Mountain Biking Virginia Guide Book

by Scott Adams (Falcon Guides)
Mountain Biking Virginia  by Scott Adams

314pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762726563

This guide explores the land whose terrain and geography are as unique and diverse as its history is rich and exciting. If you enjoy exploring remote coastal environments or the quiet backroads of Central Virginia's horse and wine country, or if you prefer hurtling down white-knuckled descents, crossing over deep river gorges, and cycling past waterfalls, wildlife, and rolling pastures, then Virginia is the place to be and this book is for you. This guide contains nearly 50 comprehensive trail descriptions from beginner to advanced, GPS-quality, digitally designed relief maps detailing each ride, accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each ride, detailed directions to get you to the ride without getting you lost and detailed mile-by-mile directional cues, difficulty ratings, elevation gain, trail contacts, and much more.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking Virginia" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 48.
... Preview: False Cape State Park, located on the southeastern tip of Virginia, is the least-visited park in the state of Virginia, averaging fewer than 25,000 visitors annually. However, False Cape isn't for eve ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Virginia Beach, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 27.7
... Preview: Incredulously, a beautiful lake surrounded by old hardwoods, teaming with wildlife, and home to such residents as the bald eagle, didn't even exist more than a dozen years ago. Before 1990, this area ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Gloucester, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 25
... Preview: Belle Isle, part of the James River Park System and one of Richmond's most popular city parks, is located in the heart of Virginia's state capital, just across the river from the newly renovated Richm ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Richmond, VA - Mountain Biking
... Preview: Narrow singletrack trails along rocky ridgelines and steep, barren, sun-baked jeep trails characterize this grueling route, one of the most difficult rides in the book. It's important to remember on a ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Waynesboro, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 26.8
... Preview: The moderately difficult and extremely scenic loop is meant to illustrate to mountain bikers an obvious but often overlooked asset of he Blue Ridge Parkway. The Parkway, from Front Royal to Cherokee, ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Buena Vista, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15.3
... Preview: The light sand color of the rocks is due to wear by vehicles and the exposure to rain and altitude. The average rainfall in this area is above average so erosion can be extreme in some places. Most of ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Ottobine, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: Brush Mountain has become, for nearly all off-road cyclists in this area, the quintessential mountain biking haven. Its proximity to town and campus- the mountain is cycling distance from the Virginia ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Blacksburg, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.3
... Preview: Like a lot of regional parks, Carrollton- Nike is loaded with playing fields, baseball diamonds, jungle gyms, and lots of people (at least on nice weekends). Unique to this park, however, is its lengt ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Smithfield, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: They may not be scenic mountain roads or offer endless backcountry exploration, but the rugged trails beneath that crackling wires make for the ultimate suburban off-road adventure. Power lines have i ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Centreville, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: Change of pace is precisely why this scenic loop is included in the book. This ride showcases some of the treasures Central Virginia has to offer while, for the most part, staying off the pavement. ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Charlottesville, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20.3
... Preview: Cumberland State Forest is situated in the heart of Virginia, just 35 miles west of Richmond and only a half-hour's drive from Farmville. Its nearly 17, 000 acres of flat-to-rolling terrain are filled ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Farmville, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 50
... Preview: There are 24 different trails to choose from in the park, totaling more than 40 miles of rideable terrain. The variety of "magic" mountain bike trails, as some have called them, has lead to the park's ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Clifton Forge, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 40
... Preview: This is a tough ride. Folks new to the sport will hate it unless they turn around at Strasburg Reservoir and stay away from Signal Knob and the Green Mountain climb. People come here all the time to t ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Front Royal, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13.3
... Preview: Mountain bikers throughout the region are making tracks to the Warm Springs Valley of Virginia's western slopes. They come to explore the off-road avenues of picturesque hillsides and pleasant hidden ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Hot Springs, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: A great ride for the family or the casual cyclist seeking an easy, relatively flat ride through a semitropical forest, complete with Spanish moss, bald cypress, lagoons osprey, and the chicken turtle. ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Virginia Beach, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: This ride is one of the state's all-time greats. Its only drawback, perhaps, is the daunting 7.5-mile climb in the first 7.5 miles of the ride- not much of a warm-up. Of course, this can be avoided if ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Harrisonburg, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 17.6
... Preview: Here's your chance to ride a trail designed by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. As soon as your ride begins, you'll notice the thought that went into these trails. Curves and twists in the landsc ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Springfield, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Virginia's highest state park, Grayson Highlands, lies adjacent to Mount Rogers (5729 feet), Virginia's highest point, and ties together a unique collection of flora and fauna. A highly versatile recr ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Volney, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: With over 140 miles of unpaved roads throughout this 109,000-acre wildlife refuge, the Great Dismal Swamp provides a variety of opportunities for off-road cyclists to explore one of the largest remain ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
Suffolk, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: Great Falls is one of the United States' most popular national parks. How appropriate then for it to be located just 14 miles from our nation's capital. And what a thrill for cyclists to know that mou ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Virginia"
McLean, VA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.8

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