The 23rd annual Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival is held the 3rd weekend in October in the beautiful and scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The two days of cycling offer 13 routes of varying lengths to choose from. There are routes for all skill levels and bike types. While all roads are open to traffic, most of the routes traverse roads that have a low traffic count. Situated between the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains, cyclist can expect terrain anywhere from gently rolling to hilly.
New for 2013 – The Double Century. In addition to the 100 mile challenging century on Saturday, we’ve added a second century on Sunday. This new Three Loop Century will test the mettle of any serious cyclist. Just like the name implies, you will return to the starting point repeatedly, giving you the opportunity to bail out if you just aren’t up to the challenge, or if your legs are totally spent.
Also new for 2013 – The Shenandoah Valley Airport Fat Tire Ride on Saturday. In addition to the Sunday 23 mile Country Roads tour, we have added a second fat tire ride for Saturday. This new ride is 20 miles long, of which approximately 13 are gravel. The route circles the airport.