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Friday Morning Forest Roads Ride


The Forest-Roads Ride is evolving based on what we learn from each ride. The rides are intended to be exploratory in nature to familiarize with local forest road routes and side trails. Some of these trails can be an hour drive from the neighboring cities.

We like to stay together as a group, but these are not no-drop rides, and we will keep them moving along to meet our exploratory goals.  You should expect some climbing (we’re riding in the GWNF) on anything from smooth dirt forest roads to double track (think jeep roads).  Each rider can and should gauge their ability and turn back early if needed to avoid being left too far behind.  Note that there is often no cell service where we ride.

Regarding suitable types of bikes, the group rides a mix of mostly mountain and gravel bikes and some are e-bikes (with the overall pace set by the non e-bikes).

  • Time: 9a on Fridays
  • When: Spring-Fall
  • Location: Meet at Mole Hill Bikes in Dayton, then caravan out to the George Washington National Forest. *the trail location can range upwards to an hour-long drive.
  • Pace: Less than 10mph
  • Length: Typically 3-4 hours, 15-20 miles.
  • Ride Surface: This is a gravel/forest service-mountain bike ride, so plan for dirt singletrack trails with some rock.
  • Regroup Points During Ride? There are not clearly identified points where the ride will stop and regroup, however there will be a sweep rider at the back.

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View a sample route.

Another sample.

Please Sign the Waiver Before the Ride

Ride Coordinators

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the ride coordinator(s) who share the routes over MeetUp:

Alaina Henry
Email / 540 487-7484

Yogi Gillette

Chris Hamilton