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Old 03-19-14, 10:53 AM   #1
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Cycling Trip - Harrisonburg

Driving down from Toronto next week to do some cycling around Harrisonburg. I wanted a destination that wasn't too far, had some hills, and good bike culture. This seems like a good fit!?! I've been able to gleam some information on the area, including routes, from Shenandoah bike shop and Alpine Loop Gran Fondo. Temps look ok (to a Canadian ) with a forecast of 6-15c (I ride all winter so that's great).

I'm still deciding between my road bike with skinny tires or a beefier touring bike with 32mm tires (if there are nice gravel roads in the area I may opt for the touring bike...though the road bike is itchin to get out).

Any advice, links, etc., from folks who ride, or have ridden in this area?

Thanks!
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Old 03-19-14, 04:17 PM   #2
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How firm are you on Harrisonburg as your destination?

A little further south will put you in the vicinity of some nice rails-to-trails rides. The New River Trail State Park is very nice, along with the Virginia Creeper Trail and a few others.

These would definitely require the beefier touring bike.
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How firm are you on Harrisonburg as your destination?

A little further south will put you in the vicinity of some nice rails-to-trails rides. The New River Trail State Park is very nice, along with the Virginia Creeper Trail and a few others.

These would definitely require the beefier touring bike.
I'm firm. Hotel booked. Had discussions with an LBS about routes. This is far enough of a drive for me. I'm looking for mix of road and gravel and believe this will work out nicely.

Thanks though!
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