Mountain Bike! Virginia
by Randy Porter (Menasha Ridge Press)
© Randy Porter/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.
Ok, we are going to have to assume that this is the road that comes from the South to ascend Reddish from the road near Todd Lake and North River Campground area. It is actually a 18 mile climb if you do it that way, and the fastest way is on a road bike. It takes about 3-4 hours for the whole loop, and the ascent to Reddish kills, but you really feel like you've done something when you're done, and then you come back past the Briery Branch dam, and you can really scream on the DH--like 45 mph, if you're into that.
But I have seen cars and other vehicles every one of the 3 times I've done this ride, so don't assume it is totally car-free. And if you make it all the way up to the top of Reddish, you might want to take one of the great downhills down, instead of riding the road. There are many ways to get down!
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