2017 Superbowl Sunday Ride

UPDATE: The Little Cheerful will be up on the mountain selling food to benefit the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition. Bring some cash so you can buy some goodies! Check out the menu by clicking here.
When: Sunday, February 5 @ Riding at 10:00 AM
Where: Park at Briery Branch Community Center and bike up to Flagpole Knob (Highest point in Rockingham County)
Why: To enjoy winter mountain biking with 100 of your closest friends before watching the big game
Option: A group will ride from town up to Flagpole and back. They will leave Mr J’s on 42 South at 8:45am
What to expect: A cold, fun, mellow ride. Make sure to pack more clothes and food than you might normally bring on a ride. Plan on spending anywhere from 4-6 hours on the bike.
Route: As shown on the map below, all participants will ride up 257 (paved) past the dam and reservoir, to the saddle, and then continue north on a dirt Forest Service Road to Flagpole Knob (Highest point in Rockingham County). After a group picture, riders have several options to descend off the mountain. If you are not familiar with the area bring a map (National Georgraphic Trails Illustrated Map #791) and or ASK SOMEONE! Most riders will descend down “Red Diamond” (Slate Spring Trail) located less than a 1/4 of a mile north of Flagpole. Others will come back down the paved road while the more adventurous and ambitions will continue to Meadow Knob and then choose from the Pond Knob trail or continue to Oak Knob. If you don’t know where you are going ASK someone for direction or better yet find someone to ride with. Just be sure not to end up in West Virginia!
All your friends are going. Just look at the Facebook Event for the Superbowl Sunday Ride
***Disclaimer: This is NOT an SVBC sanctioned group ride. This ride does not have ride leaders nor sweep riders. You are responsible for your own actions. This is an event with very real risks to your well being. The SVBC does not provide medical care for cyclists at this event. Riders are responsible for their own health, safety, and well-being at this event. No doctors, nurses, or emergency medical technicians, or anyone with any medical training are available along the ride. Physical, medical, and emergency care is the riders’ responsibility. In case of an emergency, we will endeavor to get local emergency personnel to an injured rider as soon as possible. This is an event with very real risks.***

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Driving Directions:

Directions to Briery Branch Community Center
14.8 mi – about 25 mins
Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA‎
1.
Head west on W Market St toward N Liberty St
go 0.2 mi
total 0.2 mi
2.

Turn left onto VA-42 S/S High St

Continue to follow VA-42 S
About 7 mins
go 4.7 mi
total 4.8 mi
3.
Turn right onto Mason St
About 1 min
go 0.5 mi
total 5.3 mi
4.
Continue onto VA-257 W/Ottobine Rd
About 8 mins
go 5.8 mi
total 11.1 mi
5.

Turn left onto State Rte 613/VA-257 W/Briery Branch Rd

Continue to follow VA-257 W/Briery Branch Rd
About 6 mins
go 2.5 mi
total 13.6 mi
6.

Turn left onto VA-257 W/VA-731/Briery Branch Rd

Continue to follow VA-731
About 3 mins
go 1.1 mi
total 14.7 mi
7.

Turn left onto State Rte 750/Nazarene Church Rd

Destination will be on the left
go 328 ft
total 14.8 mi
Briery Branch Community Center‎
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