|Friday April 5th|
|5 miles||5:00 PM||$20|
|Saturday April 6th|
|65 miles||10:00 AM||$40|
|Sunday April 7th Harrisonburg Roubaix|
|55-60 miles||12:00 PM||$0|
|55-60 miles||12:00 PM||$20|
Friday afternoon - Dirt Road Skills Clinic & Time Trial
Saturday - Harrisonburg Staunton Harrisonburg Spring Classic
Sunday - Harris-Roubaix Spring Classic
Come immerse yourself in some of the most enjoyable skinny tire bicycling you will be able to find anywhere in the US. This style of riding was made famous by the European Classics such as France's Paris Roubaix and Italy's Strade Bianche (White Road). Harrisonburg, Virginia is the epicenter to an endless array roads that are perfect for bicycling. The options are endless and include a variety of surfaces such as smooth, shiny and fast hard pack dirt roads that are one lane wide to seldom traveled paved roads shared with horse and buggy. The mix creates some of the finest terrain anywhere. These scenic country roads are versed in history as many have been in place since before the civil war. During this weekend celebration of spring bicycling you will be gliding past historic barns, with great views of scenic farms and Victorian mansions from the 1800's lost deep in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley once known as the breadbasket of the Confederacy.
Friday April 5th, 2013
The Harrisonburg Spring Classic Cycling weekend starts on Friday afternoon with a gravel road skills clinic for those who want to increase their confidence on varied terrain surfaces. Friday evening will kick off the excitement with a blazing fast mostly downhill time-trial. Imagine a road bike enduro.
Saturday April 6th, 2013
The marque Harrisonburg - Staunton - Harrisonburg Spring Classic. Expect 65-80 miles of the most enjoyable country roads consisting of both dirt and pavement you have ever ridden. We will have bike racks in Staunton at Black Dog Bikes for you to stop and catch a nice lunch or snag a coffee. We will transport casual clothes and shoes for you to spend an hour or two relaxing at the historic town (we can resume your timing when you return to action). Some will prefer to not stop at all if it is a nice day so the clock will keep ticking for those riders as they return back to Harrisonburg on a glorious route through the countryside. Bonus Strava segments await on the route with rewards to the victors. Some are uphill based strength tests while others are enduro style to feature the downhill pedaling bike handlers.
Sunday April 7th, 2013
Sunday we will join in the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalitions Harris- Roubaix. The Roubaix starts in downtown Harrisonburg at noon with a causal procession 8 miles out to the starting point on the farm at the bottom of Joe's Creek. Before riders start the thrilling three lap challenge we take a nice break on a scenic farm with snacks and drinks. The lap is guaranteed to be one of the best 12-15 mile loops you have even ridden. To be in the hunt for the weekend overall you must finish three laps. Friday's time-trial is likely to be the home stretch of the Roubaix loop. A great reason to come out for a preview on Friday night for the time trial.. The course will not be unveiled until the week of the event.