Event #3 of the VeloDCity Challenge -Purcellville to the Plains - the 1st longer ride of the year with 53 miles of rolling hills.
This is will be a B/A pace ride.
NOTE: A LIABILITY WAIVER WILL NEED TO BE SIGNED BEFORE THE RIDE - If you don't sign one you will not be allowed to participate in the ride - I will have waivers at the ride start.
This ride will take us south from Purcellville along some of the same rolling roads used on the Reston Century ride until we hit Snickersville Turnpike where we hit the 1st primary leg tester on Snickersville. We will make our way into the historic town of Middleburg and continue south to the Plains. Constant rollers here and the possibility of the southwest headwind can make it a decent challenge.
Our 1st and only rest stop will be around mile 24 in The Plains.
Continuing south for a few miles before looping back north (and potentially a nice tail wind) all the way back into Middleburg. From there we hit a couple short leg testing climbs on Foxcroft and St Louis Roads before more rollers back into Purcellville.
Total distance:approx 53 miles
Total elevation climbed: approx 3,600 ft
Pace: Medium: 15-17 mph avg (slower going up, faster going down); Category B/A ride
Terrain: lots of rollers, a few short testing climbs
Start/Finish: Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA
Highlights: country roads, farm land
We can grab some food post ride in Purcellville for those that want to.
The route can be viewed at the link below:
Garmin - http://connect.garmin.com/course/5339729
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION:
- ID, spare tube, portable tire pump, bike lock (in case of lunch) recommended
- clip in or cage pedals highly recommended
- This is a one (1) stop ride so bring enough drink/food to get you through 23-25 miles -
- The event will be cancelled/postponed in event of heavy rain
- email me if you have any questions