August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:54 pm
If you’ve got some climbing legs, be sure to bring them to this one!! This ride features the dreaded Mini Drive climb. Starting right before mile 3 the road begins to climb, and keeps getting steeper every step of the way to mile 4.5. The good news though is that the hard climbing is now done for the rest of the ride. As you descend the backside of Mini Drive enjoy the speed because since you will not be going up anymore, you certainly won’t be going down.
At the bottom of the descent be careful of the stop sign and turn onto FT Valley Rd (231) since it’s a very busy road and you do come into with a high rate of speed. After the turn its a short distance to the left onto Champs Plain Rd., which you follow all the way around until you turn onto Nethers Rd. At the end of Nethers you make a turn onto FT Valley Rd again and you have a long drag down past Etlan and onto Poor House Rd. Then up and down the small hills all the way to Old Blue Ridge Tpke and Criglerville School.
**PLEASE NOTE while the official start is Criglersville Elementary School the address we use for the ride start is a little bit further up the road. Since the school is now closed it doesn’t have an official address. Just keep your eyes peeled as you get close to the address, you can’t miss the school.
The downloadable/printable Cue Sheets are available below (under the OTHER heading), but you can grab the cue sheet here as well.