Winter Gravel Series 2023-2024
Join us on the amazing gravel roads around Charlottesville and surrounding counties! Back by popular demand, we'll host a ride every month from November through March with different routes. All abilities are welcome, but riders should be prepared to complete 25 - 40 miles of unpaved and paved roads. Be sure to put these ride dates in your calendars. Locations to be announced.
Sunday, November 12th, 2023
Meet at 9:45am (for a 10am roll-out) at the new Three Notch'd 151 in Nelson County: 2461 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford VA. All route options begin and end at this location.
Sunday, December 10th, 2023
Sunday, January 7th, 2024
Sunday, February 4th, 2024
Sunday, March 10th, 2024
The Shop Ride - Tuesday Nights | Finished for the 2023 season. See you next year!
This year, Shop Rides will roll from the Wegmans parking lot at 6:15pm (unless otherwise announced on our sweet Blue Wheel Instagram and this website). If you'd like to ride from Blue Wheel, that group will depart the shop at 5:45pm and ride to Wegmans via the RTF. Tuesday nights from April through September we meet for a group mountain bike ride. Expect to ride for 1.5 - 2 hours. Early season rides may be a bit shorter. Please bring a rear light (at minimum) if you are riding back into town. All ages and abilities are welcome, but riders under 16 must be accompanied by a guardian. A mountain bike, helmet, and spare tube are required. Depending on trail conditions, we may host the ride at Ragged Mountain or O-Hill. Look for a social media post and website update by 1pm the day of the ride. Alternate ride locations are below! Biscuit Run - The "classic" Blue Wheel route will meet at the Wegmans parking lot. Park on the far west side of the lot (the Café side). Option to leave from Blue Wheel at 5:45; leaves Wegmans at 6:15. Ragged Mountain - Park in the lower lot of Ragged Mountain Nature Area. We'll climb up to the dam and ride the main Ragged loop and Heyward trails! Leaves the parking lot at 6:15. We will not have a group roll from the shop on this ride. O-Hill - Park in the Fontaine Research Park lot closest to the O-Hill gravel road. Leaves the parking lot at 6:15 to carefully(!) cross Fontaine Ave. We will not have a group roll from the shop on this ride.
Winter Gravel Group Rides
Join us on the amazing gravel roads around Charlottesville! This winter we'll host three rides with different routes. All abilities are welcome, but riders should be prepared to complete 25 - 40 miles of unpaved and paved roads.
Ride #3 will depart Batesville on Sunday, March 19th at 10am. Ride #2 will depart Stony Point Elementary on Sunday, February 5th at 10am. Please arrive early and be ready to roll at 10. Ride #1 will depart Meriwether Lewis Elementary in Ivy on Sunday, January 15th at 10am. Please arrive early and be ready to roll at 10. Download the route here: https://www.strava.com/routes/3045115074343399688
Winter Mountain Bike Ride Series: Moonshiner's Enduro Recon
The Moonshiner’s Enduro at Blue Ridge School is one of the best events of the year, known for gnarly climbs, ripping descents and best of all, a chance to spend time with our amazing mountain biking community. Save the date for Sunday, March 26!
This winter we’ll be previewing sections of the course on three group rides. If you’re new to enduro racing, looking to improve your times from last year, or just want an excuse to ride some amazing trails, join us at the Blue Ridge School.
All rides leave from the main parking lot (next to the soccer practice field) at 10am.
December 18 - Stages 1 & 2 January 29 - Stage 3 (All are welcome but recommended for Expert Age 15+ categories only) February 19 - Stages 4 & 5 Any questions, please call the shop!