On Sunday, a group of us decided to spend the day on road bikes on an epic route over into West Virginia. It was David Taylor, Myself, Kurt Rosenberger, and one of the bluestone ambassadors Brad Fiala. The route we picked was to go over 33 into Brandywine WV, north to a wicked steep dirt pass up and over back into north west Rockingham county. check out the route HERE!
After we reached the top of the climb we saw rain clouds dumping and headed our way. So we quickly descended to the bottom of the mountain and into Brandywine. After discussing the fact that our usual refuel station had closed we opted to give Sueys BBQ a try. Not only was the food amazing but they had a nice canvass awning for us to sit under to wait out the rain and enjoy our lunch. After the 20 minute down poor we were back on the bikes and ready to head north on the rain soaked roads.
Camp run is a super steep dirt and shale road that crosses a 1 foot deep creek three times before shooting straight up the mountain with pitches that are almost 20%. At the top there are spectacular views, a private farm with acres of pristine grass and a ripping descent back into Bergton, VA. From Bergton we took country roads out to VA 259, where we had to paceline a few busy miles of road before making our final approach into Harrisonburg over Hopkins gap.