Everything You Need to Know about Superbowl Sunday Ride

Everything You Need to Know about Superbowl Sunday Ride

January 29, 2013 Bicycling George Washington National Forest George Washington National Forest Super Bowl Sunday Ride 0

Photo Credit Nate Shearer 


When: Sunday February 3 @ Riding at 10:00 AM

Where: Park at Briery Branch Community Center and bike up to Flagpole Knob
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) Most riders will descend down “Red Diamond” located less than a 1/4 of a mile north of Flagpole. Others will come back down the paved road while the more adventurous ambitions will continue to Meadow Knob and then choose from the Pond Knob trail or Mud Pond. If you don’t know where you are going ASK someone for direction or better yet find someone to ride with.
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Driving Directions from Mr. J’s on 42 South to Community Center:
Mr J’s Bagels/Deli
1731 S High St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801‎
1.
Head west on VA-42 S/S High St

Continue to follow VA-42 S
About 3 mins
go 2.7 mi
total 2.7 mi
2.
Turn right onto Mason St
About 1 min
go 0.4 mi
total 3.1 mi
3.
Continue onto VA-257 W/Ottobine Rd
About 7 mins
go 5.8 mi
total 8.9 mi
4.
Turn left onto VA-257 W/Briery Branch Rd/State Route 613

Continue to follow VA-257 W/Briery Branch Rd
About 7 mins
go 2.8 mi
total 11.7 mi
5.
Continue onto VA-731/Community Center Rd
About 2 mins
go 0.9 mi
total 12.6 mi
6.
Turn left onto Nazarene Church Rd/State Route 750

Destination will be on the left
go 328 ft
total 12.7 mi
Briery Branch Community Center‎

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