Dreaming of summer, a cool mountain breeze, and spending some time poolside? Then mark your calendars for the @PotomacPedalers Shenandoah Valley Weekend, July 22-24. Based in Mt. Jackson, Virginia, the area is a fabulously bucolic place for cyclists — no sprawl, little traffic and plenty of corn.
Note: Registration closes July 15th or when sold out.
All rides start and end at the motel. You’ll enjoy scenic rides, mountain views, creeks, and a top-notch covered bridge. This year we are also hoping to repeat the short “fun ride” Friday to the Route 11 potato chip factory — with some luck we’ll have them do a “fry” for us! There are lots of different cue sheets to choose from— rides range in length from 17 to 70 miles providing variety for all types of riders, though one ride every day will be the “featured” ride led by one of the ride leaders and will have varying length options.
You’ll have the opportunity to explore nearby vineyards, the Mt. Jackson Arts Museum, the Rt. 11 Potato Chip factory, antique stores, Bryce resort, Shenandoah Caverns, Civil War battlefields, go duckpin bowling, or (new this year!) attend a music festival!
New this year: This year, the weekend coincides with the opening of the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in nearby Orkney Springs! There will be concerts both Friday and Saturday nights. The cost of attending any concert is NOT included in your registration fee (but our low pricing on this weekend leaves you extra cash to partake in a concert if you want!). More information on this music festival can be found at: http://musicfest.org
We are staying at the Super 8 motel in Mt. Jackson, which is only a few hours from Washington, DC. Most rooms have double beds and all rooms have microwaves and refrigerators. Bicycles can be stored in the rooms. Roommates can be assigned for those wanting a double. Pets are welcome, though there is a separate charge per pet per night. You must pay the hotel separately to do this.
And don’t forget your bathing suit! The motel has a large pool and party room that serve as the center of activity for after-ride frivolity! Come see why this weekend is so popular — it’s like summer camp for adults!
Cue sheets will be available by noon on July 22, so plan to come early and ride. Attendance is limited to the first 80 people.
For additional information and registration, please visit this link.