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MATES 2018 Daily Guide

Roxanne and Hank Theiss, your hosts for MATES 2018, welcome you to Lexington, VA

Historic Hampton Inn Lexington

Schedule:

1:00 PM – Suggested start time at either start location for people who want to ride together.

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM  MATES Check-in/Packet Pick-up (Hampton Inn, Tucker Parlor)

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM  Ice-cream Social and MATES Check-in/Packet Pick-up (Lexington Visitor’s Center at 106 East Washington Street). Featuring Homemade Ice-cream from the Sweet Things Ice Cream Shoppe

Meals:

  • Lunch/Dinner: On your own

McCormick Farm

Schedule:

6:00 AM – 10:00 AM           Breakfast – for registered guests, Hampton Inn.
6:30 AM – 7:30 AM             Late Arrivals MATES Check-in/Packet Pick-up (Breakfast Room)
8:30 AM                              Ride start from Hotel
9:00 AM                              Remote start from Neriah Church, Buena Vista
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM           Lunch/Rest Stop @ McCormick Farm
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM             Happy Hour at Robert E Lee Hotel
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM             Dinner Banquet at Robert E Lee Hotel

Meals:

  • Breakfast: 6:00 – 10:00 @ Hotel
  • Lunch: 11:00 – 1:30 at McCormick Farm, featuring Foothill Mama’s Barbeque
  • Dinner: MATES Banquet 5:30 – 9:00  Robert E. Lee Hotel, 30 South Main Street, Lexington

DON’T FORGET YOUR DRINK TICKET!


Goshen Pass

Schedule:

6:00 AM – 10:00 AM         Breakfast – for registered guests, Hampton Inn.
7:00 AM                            Group Picture on Hampton Inn Porch
7:20 AM                            Mass Start – Tandem Parade down Main Street
8:00 AM                            Remote start from Rockbridge Baths Volunteer Fire Department
11:00 AM                          CHECK OUT – unless you arrange for late checkout
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM         Box Lunch Pick-up @ Hampton Inn
2:00 PM                            MATES 2018 Ends

Meals:

  • Breakfast: Hotel 6:00 – 10:00
  • Lunch: Pick up Box Lunch at Hampton Inn, 11:30 – 1:30
MATES 2018 Route Summary
Description Distance / Elevation Gain

Start Location

RideWithGPS Link*

Cue Sheet
Friday Routes

South River Valley – Remote

  • Enjoy Maury River, Blue Ridge views and Glasgow Farmer’s Market (2 – 6)
  • No rest stops provided

26.7 miles / 1167 Ft. of climbing

Glen Maury Park, Maury River Road, Buena Vista VA RideWithGPS M18_Fri_Short

South River Valley – From Hotel

40.3 miles / 2379 feet of climbing

Hotel RideWithGPS M18_Fri_Long
Saturday Routes – All rides include lunch at McCormick Farm

Wade’s Mill from Hotel

  1. Brownsburg Museum opens 10AM (Bathroom and potable water) ~Mile 21
  2. Wade’s Mill opens 10AM (Juice, water for sale) ~Mile 23 (Shop- we’ll pick up your purchases!)
  3. Rockbridge Winery ~Mile 26
  4. Lunch @ McCormick Farm ~Mile 28
  5. Gertie’s Market, Tye River Turnpike ~30.5 (Water, Soda for sale)
  6. South River Market ~Mile 44 (Water, Soda for sale)
50.1 miles / 3419 feet of climbing Hotel RideWithGPS M18_Sat_Long

Wade’s Mill

Includes HIGHLIGHTS a-f above.

39 miles / 2325 feet of climbing Neriah Church, 7 Borden Grant Trail, Buena Vista RideWithGPS M18_Sat_Med

McCormick Farm – Short

31.1 miles / 1497 feet of climbing Neriah Church, 7 Borden Grant Trail, Buena Vista RideWithGPS M18_Sat_Short
Sunday Routes – all routes ride Goshen Pass

Long 

  1. Views of Big House and Little House Mountain
  2. Off route, there is a Convenience Store 1.3 mi on the north side of Goshen, 1216 Virginia Ave, (it’s at the intersection of Maury River Rd & Virginia Ave)
  3. On route, we will have 3 Igloo water containers on the corner of Midland Trail and Big Hill Road (@ 36.3 miles)
63.8 miles / 4268 feet of climbing Hotel RideWithGPS M18_Sun_Long

Medium

48.4 miles / 2667 feet of climbing Hotel RideWithGPS M18_Sun_Med

Short

18.4 miles / 586 feet of climbing 5024 Maury River Rd, Rockbridge Baths, VA 24473  (Volunteer Fire Dept.) RideWithGPS M18_Sun_Short

*To download a file for your Garmin in RideWithGPS, click on the route, then click “Export” on the top right.  Then click on the file type you want to download.


MATES 2018 Lexington Points of Interest

Attractions Location Hours Website
Brownsburg Museum Rt. 252, Brownsburg Turnpike.  Sat 10am-4pm  https://brownsburgva.wordpress.com/brownsburg-museum/
Cycling Shop 130 S. Main St Sat 9-12, 1-5 Lexington Bicycle (very small shop) 
(540) 463-7969 
Devil’s Backbone Brewery 50 Northwind Lane, Lexington Sat 1-9PM
Sun 1-8PM
http://dbbrewingcompany.com/locations/outpost/
(540) 817 6071
Great Valley Farm Brewery 60 Great Valley Lane, Natural Bridge   http://greatvalleyfarmbrewery.com/greatvalley/
Goshen Pass     https://www.virginia.org/Listings/OutdoorsAndSports/GoshenPass/
Horse Center 487 Maury River Rd.    https://vahorsecenter.org
Hull’s Drive-in Theatre     http://www.hullsdrivein.com/
Lexington Visitor’s Center 215 West Main Street, Suite 75 (lower level).  Sat 10-5
Sun 12-5
https://www.visitlex.com/about/visitors-center/
CYRUS McCormick’s Farm & Museum 128 Cyrus McCormick Cir
Raphine. (5 mi North of Lexington, on Raphine Road (Rte. 606)
  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrus_McCormick_Farm
(540) 377-2255
Natural Bridge State Park 13 Miles South of Lexington on Rte. 11. Closes 8PM http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/natural-bridge#general_information  (540) 291-1326
Panther Falls (1.3 mile hike with waterfall) 16 Miles SE of Lexington Hwy 60 west of Amherst   https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/virginia/panther-falls–2
Vineyards- Dist. From Lexington:    
o    Rockbridge o    18 mi Sat 10-6
Sun 12-5
https://www.rockbridgevineyard.com/ 
o    Lexington Valley o    9 mi   https://www.lexingtonvalleyvineyard.com  By Appt. (540) 462-2974
o    Virginia Mountain o    40 mi   http://vmvines.com   540-473-2979
VMI Community Theatre Marshall Hall 7:30:00 AM
$10.00
https://lexingtonvirginia.com/events/the-vmi-community-theatre-presents-the-man-who-came-to-dinner  
Wade’s Mill 55 Kennedy Wade’s Mill Loop 10 – 5 PM https://www.wadesmill.com/