Nov 14 17

Routes

Mike Bianco

The routes for ETR Williamsburg are roughed out and under development, and are generally described on the Itinerary page. Here are summaries of the proposed routes – more information, including maps, cue sheets and downloadable .gpx files will be provided closer to the Rally.

Friday, June 15 rides will be remote start from Chickahominy Riverfront Park (1350 John Tyler Hwy, Williamsburg, VA 23185), which is 11 miles from the headquarters Hotel. All rides will begin and end on the Virginia Capital Trail, a 10-foot wide asphalt shared use path. Three routes will be offered using the Virginia Capital Trail and surrounding back roads with lengths of 27, 38 and 62 miles, plus an additional 28-mile route out and back route to Charles City Courthouse only using the Virginia Capital Trail. Optional lunch stops will be included in the routes. Here are two videos about the Virginia Capital Trail:  Video 1    Video 2

Saturday, June 16 rides will have a mass start from the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and a short ride through the Colonial Williamsburg on the way out of town. The lunch stop for all three rides is at York River State Park and will be catered by Pierce’s Pitt Bar-B-Que. Three routes are planned with lengths of 35, 46 and 62 miles. The medium and long routes will have a rest stop at Little Creek Reservoir Park. These routes take full advantage of the beautiful country roads surrounding our state and local parks.

Sunday, June 17 rides have another mass start from the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel, and shortly after the start the ride moves to the Colonial Parkway for seven miles of beautiful scenery and views along the James River. After exiting the Parkway at Jamestown Settlement, the route moves to the Virginia Capital Trail and a variety of local roads. There will be rides of 22, 29 and 43 miles, and all rides will have a unique store stop at Spokes & Art Provisions Co., a bicycle-themed community gathering spot located on the Virginia Capital Trail (they have ice cream!).

Extra Rides. There are too many nice rides around Williamsburg to fit into three days, so we have put together six additional rides for those who arrive early and/or leave later. There will be both remote and Hotel starts, including the Yorktown Battlefield and rides across the James River in Surry and Isle of Wight Counties. Ride lengths range from 16 to 46 miles.

If you have questions about the proposed routes, email Reed at reednester@gmail.com.

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