Rockbridge Challenge

Lexington, Virginia

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Starting in the historic college town of Lexington, the Rockbridge Challenge takes the cyclist on a scenic tour around Short Hills Mountain. Designed as an easier challenge, the route includes a few too many hills to classify as a cruise. The challenge follows many of Rockbridge County’s fabulous biking roads with names like Possum Hollow, Toad Run, and Blue Grass Trail. Enjoy one of Virginia’s greatest downhill runs as you gradually glide along South Buffalo Creek for 11 miles. After the ride, enjoy Lexington’s hospitality and see why it is consistently ranked as one of America’s best small towns. Terrain: Moderate to advanced difficulty. Several long, flat stretches along creek beds. Several good climbs.
Road Biking Virginia

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Road Biking Virginia

by Jim Homerosky (Falcon Guides)

Starting in the historic college town of Lexington, the Rockbridge Challenge takes the cyclist on a scenic tour around Short Hills Mountain. Designed as an easier challenge, the route includes a few too many hills to classify as a cruise. The challenge follows many of Rockbridge County’s fabulous biking roads with names like Possum Hollow, Toad Run, and Blue Grass Trail.

Enjoy one of Virginia’s greatest downhill runs as you gradually glide along South Buffalo Creek for 11 miles. After the ride, enjoy Lexington’s hospitality and see why it is consistently ranked as one of America’s best small towns. Terrain: Moderate to advanced difficulty. Several long, flat stretches along creek beds. Several good climbs.

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Activity Type: Road Biking
Nearby City: Lexington
Distance: 44
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Year-round; best spring and fall
Trailhead Elevation: 1,000 feet
Top Elevation: 2,000 feet
Local Contacts: Lexington Visitor Center
Local Maps: DeLorme Virginia Atlas and Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Rockbridge Challenge

Recent Trail Reviews

9/28/2007
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Very pleasant ride with great roads and little traffic. The ride seems to end too quickly. Lexington is a neat town with a lot to offer.



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Apr 2018