Ashland Ramble

Ashland, Virginia

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The Ashland Ramble takes cyclists through the gently rolling farmlands of Hanover County. Riders must fuel up at the start in Ashland, as the ride is very rural and has no stores or restaurants along the route. Popular among Richmond cyclists, this ramble offers a pleasant mix of flat and rolling terrain, with several hills that will challenge the beginning cyclist. About halfway through the ride, the cyclist will pass Scotchtown, home of Patrick Henry and one of Virginia’s oldest plantation houses. The ramble ends back in Ashland, a charming country town with a railroad that runs right down the middle of its main street. Terrain: Gently rolling. Some long, flat stretches and several hills that will challenge beginners. One of the most challenging rambles in the book.
Road Biking Virginia

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Road Biking Virginia

by Jim Homerosky (Falcon Guides)

The Ashland Ramble takes cyclists through the gently rolling farmlands of Hanover County. Riders must fuel up at the start in Ashland, as the ride is very rural and has no stores or restaurants along the route. Popular among Richmond cyclists, this ramble offers a pleasant mix of flat and rolling terrain, with several hills that will challenge the beginning cyclist.

About halfway through the ride, the cyclist will pass Scotchtown, home of Patrick Henry and one of Virginia’s oldest plantation houses. The ramble ends back in Ashland, a charming country town with a railroad that runs right down the middle of its main street. Terrain: Gently rolling. Some long, flat stretches and several hills that will challenge beginners. One of the most challenging rambles in the book.

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Ashland
Distance: 26
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round; best spring and fall
Local Contacts: Ashland / Hanover Visitors Center
Local Maps: DeLorme Virginia Atlas and Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Ashland Ramble

Recent Trail Reviews

9/10/2009
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We stopped off during a trip north on I-95. Visitor Center staff very friendly. Center has restrooms for changing. Being flatlanders we found the rolling terrain both a challenge and rewarding. This is all country with no stores or stations for water or food. A pretty ride through trees and open fields. Downhills hit 25mph, take the sharp turn warnings seriously! Like most routes, most drivers were courteous. We'd do it again for sure, Murphy's on a tandem


5/14/2006
0

Some sections are devoid of much traffic, while other sections are more heavily traveled by the rural (fast) traffic that are not always too mindful of bikers.



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