The Harris-Roubaix: A Celebration of Dirt Roads
REMINDER: The Roubaix is a POTLUCK Style event. Please consider bringing a dish to share, a bag of chips, or some sort of snack. If you can get it to Court Square then we will drive it out to the farm.
Calling Volunteers: As with all of our events, we could use your help!
Our biggest needs are early morning (7-9am) marking the course and then post event break down (sometime between 3:30-5pm).
When: 12:00 Noon, Sunday, April 14, 2019 (always at noon the same day as the European Spring Classic, the Paris-Roubaix).
What: The Harris-Roubaix is a great, fun cycling event brought to you by your Bicycle Coalition. It takes place every Spring on the same day as the Paris-Roubaix. The group leaves from the center of Harrisonburg at noon for a casual ride to a family farm about 7 miles to the north. From the farm, you can ride either 10-miles or 18-mile loops marked for your enjoyment. Click to see the Roubaix Course. It’s a figure eight so you have options!
What type of bikes will there be? One great thing about Harris-Roubaix is the diversity of bikes. There will be folks on road bikes (durable 25c tires minimum suggested), mountain bikes, tandems, fixed-gears, single speeds, and kids’ trailers.
What to bring: Your bike, items to change a flat, water, a smile, and some food to share at the farm–if you bring a dish to share, pot-luck style, to Court Square before the ride, we will bring it out to the farm.
The roads of Roubaix A majority of the Roubaix loop will be smooth gravel roads to the Northwest of Harrisonburg, located around the Singers Glen area. This area backs up on the Great North Mountain, so there may be several steep hill climbs.
Is this a group ride or a race? It is a group ride to the farm. There, everyone will regroup and receive instructions about the loop and cue sheet if needed. Folks are welcome to ride at any pace. The group will split up during the loop rides, with agro-riders doing what they do while the majority enjoy the beautiful views of Rockingham County.
Does it cost anything? Not to you. The Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition covers the cost of sag support, snacks, beverages, markings, and cue sheets. But please become a member and JOIN SVBC to show your support for this other local cycling events.