It will be a 100k (62+ mile) route of mostly gravel roads typical of Loudoun County. The route will consist of quiet country lanes, scenic farmland but will also provide consistently rolling terrain (HILLS) with the occasional short, steep climb. Likely elevation gain between 3 -4,000'.
This is a moderate pace ride (on a scale of mild, moderate, challenging, advanced) with opportunities to stretch your legs up hills and regroup at major intersections, though not a ride suitable for beginners or those without gravel experience or experience riding in a group setting. CX or road bikes with gravel-tires recommended. No hybrids, sorry. If the weather looks frightful, we may reduce the mileage to 50k. The ride may be cancelled if there is significant snow/ice/below freezing conditions, so please stay tuned to our FB page.
All of our rides are "no-drop". No one gets left behind, BUT please respect your fellow riders by understanding your abilities and limits. If you are unsure, please call the shop and we can discuss the details of the route. Dress warmly (it's January folks) and bring water and snacks. Both will be available at the shop. Coffee before and after.