Purcellville Figure Eight

  • July 27, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Purcellville has a special place for local avid cyclists.  1) It's the end destination of the WOD Trail, 2) beyond the trail exists some of the best roads that Northern Virginia offer and 3) features prominently in the area's Reston Century.  While as a group, we've had many fun rides to Purcellville via the WOD Trail, it was time plan something different.  Presenting ...(drum roll please) the 'Purcellville Figure Eight'.  The prominent focus of this ride will be two scenic loops that will showcase the region that is called Purcellville.  The ride will start and finish from downtown Purcellville so carpooling will be a neccesary.  Each loop(a north and south) is approximately 35 miles long each provides picturesque farmlands, furry creature sightings and some serious training for the forthcoming century season.  Not interested in doing the full 66 miles? Then tackle only one of the loops, your choice: hard or not so hard.

Distance Options: 66 miles, 35 miles
Terrain: rolling to extremely hilly
Est Elevation: 5180 ft(66 mile route), 3085 ft(35 miles option)
Pace: Med(14 - 18 mph)
Highlights: No Virginia's nicest farmlands, furry creature sightings, training for August's Reston Century

- HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION
- All rides are 'No Drop', for nobody will be left behind.
- ID, spare tube, bike lock/cable are highly recommended .
- Snacks and liquids can be purchased at the 7 Eleven.
- The event will be cancelled/postponed if it rains.
- Email me if you have any questions

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  • Dino

    Great Ride! Lovely Hills! :)

    July 27, 2013

  • Tom A

    Good ride with a mix of hills and rollers to keep one busy and happy.

    July 27, 2013

  • David Q

    This is second time I rode with VeloDCity. Like the first one, feel so great to ride with friendly people on nice roads. Today especially I have to say thank you Gregg , Ian and Debbie to help me out in the North loop after my right thigh cramped. Without you guys I wouldn’t able to finish the North Loop.

    July 27, 2013

  • David Q

    Scenic route, nice ride with great people.

    July 27, 2013

  • FondoMotto

    Thanks Gregg for a great ride and camaraderie, as always you are the Lead Man

    July 27, 2013

  • Ian

    Typical veloDCity. Good people. Good ride as always.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Reid

    Challenging hills on the southern portion.

    July 27, 2013

  • Erin

    Sorry to bail and miss it - besides a late night, my phone went MIA and I spent half the morning tracking it down and getting it back !

    July 27, 2013

  • Chan L.

    Sorry guys, not going to make it after all. Drove in from OH late last night. Looks like a great day, enjoy.

    July 27, 2013

  • FondoMotto

    On the way leave q sheet at a car wndshield

    July 27, 2013

  • Susana

    I've developed asummer cold, not feeling great, but I look forward to biking with you all another time!

    July 27, 2013

  • Debbie D.

    I'll join you later for the north loop.

    July 27, 2013

  • Adam S.

    Sorry, have to bail. See you next time.

    July 27, 2013

  • Michael G.

    Need to back out. See everyone next time. Enjoy!

    July 27, 2013

  • Mac

    enjoy the ride all. Won't be able to make it this time

    July 27, 2013

  • Mac

    Enjoy the ride all

    July 27, 2013

  • John

    Both loops:-)

    July 26, 2013

  • Franz

    Sorry Gregg I still have many things to do yet see you in September! HAVE FUN EVERYONE.

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Brent M.

    Sorry for the last minute cancel, but either I'm getting sick, or my allergies are staging some sort of revolution.

    July 26, 2013

    • Gregg

      Get well Brent. Look forward to seeing you at the next event.

      July 26, 2013

  • Barry E.

    Hi Gregg. (Reluctantly) I have to back out. I have to pick up my friend at Dulles. She was bumped from her Friday flight and will be arriving Saturday. I was looking forward to the ride.

    July 26, 2013

    • Gregg

      Sorry to miss you Barry but isn't Dulles 'kind of in the neighborhood' of Purcellville? Until the next time.

      July 26, 2013

  • Ted M.

    Shooting for both

    Gregg's route appears to be the same from last year

    BTW - there should be a bail-out available on the south loop, take a right on Silcot Springs. This cuts off the upper left part of the south loop.

    July 26, 2013

    • Gregg

      Hi Ted. It's the same bailout from last year's route on Snickersville Turnpike. Turning right will avoid the entire hilly Middleburg loop.

      July 26, 2013

  • Norman

    Greg...I have been out of town...any chance I can join the ride?

    July 26, 2013

    • Gregg

      Sure, see you in the morning.

      July 26, 2013

  • Matt

    While I'm not sure if Greg's changing the route from last year, I've attached the GARMIN version of last yr's course

    http://connect.garmin.com/course/4288812

    July 26, 2013

    • Gregg

      It's the same route from last year. Unfortunately, I have not had time to recon a new route but will so in the future.

      July 26, 2013

  • Tish

    Maybe I'll do the whole thing, but right now I'm just interested in the hills of the South loop.

    July 26, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Shooting for both.

    July 26, 2013

  • Keith

    I forgot about a carpool for this ride. Can I get a lift with someone? I live in DuPont Circle but can meet at a more convenient spot if necessary.

    July 26, 2013

    • Matt

      Keith - Ballston Metro (Cosi) say at around 7:45 am

      July 26, 2013

    • Keith

      Arigato! See you then.

      July 26, 2013

  • John

    Clifton - Purcellville IS out of town! :-)

    July 26, 2013

  • Clifton

    Heading out of town. Sorry will miss the ride.

    July 26, 2013

  • Jamie n.

    Unfortunately, I need to go out of town this weekend and will miss the ride, but look forward to riding with the group soon!

    July 26, 2013

  • Mac

    Anyone still have car pool available?

    July 23, 2013

    • Mac

      Thanks Guys! Ian is giving me transport. Ill see you there this Saturday.

      July 24, 2013

    • Noel I.

      Brooke, Reid, Joe, and anyone else: If you still have space, perhaps I can ride with you?

      July 25, 2013

  • Ted ".

    I have a wedding celebration to get to that evening, so I'll be looking to put in a good time.

    July 19, 2013

    • Mac

      Admit it, You just want a fast ride. :-)

      1 · July 23, 2013

  • Mac

    Gregg, anyway you can extend the number of riders on this one?

    July 15, 2013

    • Gregg

      Yes Mac, the event will definitely be enlarged to include the Wait List and then some.

      1 · July 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Was this comment about a previous wait list that has since been added to the main list, or is it relevant to the current wait list?

      July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will never forget my bad cycling experience at Purcellville: I and many fundraising cyclists got $91 stop sign violation tickets while we were riding passing the town center during the June 5th 2011 Tour De Cure fundraising event for America Diebetes Asso. So all the riders should be very careful about when you pass the town.

    June 28, 2013

    • Ted ".

      All riders should be careful when you approach any stop sign. I saw several riders get ticketed during the Reston century simply because they were too impatient to stop at a stop sign. Share the road, follow the laws of the road.

      July 19, 2013

  • Mike

    35 miler

    July 16, 2013

  • joe

    Going for a hike with waterfalls and swimming holes.

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Franz

    Maybe ..I'm going on a vacation!

    July 14, 2013

  • FondoMotto

    Wondering if advance Registration is possible for I will be out of the country when it opens up, and data-plan would be off.

    July 9, 2013

    • Gregg

      Hey Al. You're covered. Enjoy the vacation and see you soon.

      July 10, 2013

    • FondoMotto

      Thanks Gregg.. very helpful to loose those lbs. and prep for Reston Century

      July 10, 2013

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