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Rest Stops

An enthusiastic team of volunteers will greet you at Rest Stops along the course. You can look forward to cycling-specific nutrition, fruits, salty snacks, sweet treats and other fuel to keep you going.

 

All Rest Stops will feature Hydration Stations.

Each Rest Stop has a unique variety of amenities and support capabilities. See below for a summary of what to expect:

 

Valley View Challenge

The Valley View Challenge will be supported by one Rest Stop on course, at mile 17.5

Briery Branch Community Center Rest Stop
Serviced by Wyse Cycles with Keister Elementary Students and PTO Volunteers

Mile 17.5
Hydration Station. Cycling-Specific bars and gels, sandwiches, fruits, salty snacks, nut mix, pastries, soda, and water. Bathrooms available. Mechanical support provided by Wyse Cycles. Take a break and relax before a mostly downhill section leading up to Mole Hill. The Finish Line is about 18 miles away.

Click here to view a map of the Valley View Challenge.

Mt Solon Metric Century

The Mt Solon Metric Century will be supported by two Rest Stops on course, at miles 17.5 and 43.

Briery Branch Community Center Rest Stop
Serviced by Wyse Cycles with Keister Elementary Students and PTO Volunteers

Miles 17.5 AND 43
Hydration Station. Cycling-Specific bars and gel; fruits; sandwiches; salty snacks; nut mix; pastries; soda; water. Bathrooms available. Mechanical support provided by Wyse Cycles. The first time you pass through the Rest Stop will be the quickest. Head out for a scenic 22-mile loop and enjoy a lunch break with classic ham and turkey sandwiches from HoneyBaked Ham Harrisonburg upon your return to the Rest Stop. Relax a little while before a mostly downhill section leading up to the timed “King of the Hill” segment on Mole Hill. The Finish Line is about 18 miles away.

Click here to view a map of the Mt Solon Metric Century.


Shenandoah Mountain Adventure

The Shenandoah Mountain Adventure will be supported by three Rest Stops on course, at miles 30, 41 and 58.

Brandywine Rest Stop Sponsored by Shenandoah Bicycle Company
Mile 30
Hydration Station. Cycling-Specific bars, HoneyStinger gels, assorted pastries, salty snack, nut mix, fruits, water.
Bathrooms available.
Mechanical support provided by Shenandoah Bicycle Company employees.

Sugar Grove Rest Stop 
With Volunteers from Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition
Mile 40
Hydration Station.  Cycling-specific bars, gel, fruits, nut mix, salty snacks, a variety of cookies, Coke and water. This rest stop will have portable toilets.

National Forest Restroom
Mile 52
Not a formal Rest Stop, there will be a course sign indicating a National Forest Service toilet-only bathroom. If needed, keep this location in mind, and be on the lookout for the signs.

Briery Branch Community Center Rest Stop
Serviced by Wyse Cycles with Keister Elementary Students and PTO Volunteers

Mile 58.5

Hydration Station. You can look forward to a classic ham or turkey sandwich from HoneyBaked Ham Harrisonburg. HoneyStinger waffles and HoneyStinger gel; fruits (oranges, bananas, apples), salty snacks, nut mix, variety of cookies, Coke and water. Bathrooms available. Mechanical support provided by Wyse Cycles. The Finish Line is about 18 miles away.

Click here to view a map of the Shenandoah Mountain Adventure.

 

Shenandoah Mountain Century

The Shenandoah Mountain Adventure will be supported by four Rest Stops on course, at miles 30, 41 and 59 and 85.

Brandywine Rest Stop Sponsored by Shenandoah Bicycle Company
Mile 30
Hydration Station. Cycling-Specific bars, HoneyStinger gels, assorted pastries, salty snack, nut mix, fruits, water.
Bathrooms available.
Mechanical support provided by Shenandoah Bicycle Company employees.

Sugar Grove Rest Stop 
With Volunteers from Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition
Mile 40
Hydration Station.  Be sure to stock up on cycling-specific bars, gel, fruits, nut mix, and salty snacks.

National Forest Restroom
Mile 52
Not a formal Rest Stop, there will be a course sign indicating a National Forest Service toilet-only bathroom. If needed, keep this location in mind, and be on the lookout for the signs.

Briery Branch Community Center Rest Stop
Serviced by Wyse Cycles with Keister Elementary Students and PTO Volunteers

Mile 59 AND Mile 85

Hydration Station. If you want a “lunch break” along the route, this is the place! Enjoy a classic ham or turkey sandwich from HoneyBaked Ham Harrisonburg and an ice-cold Coke. HoneyStinger waffles, Clif Bar minis, and HoneyStinger gel; fruits (oranges, bananas, apples), salty snacks, nut mix, variety of cookies, coke and water. Bathrooms available. Mechanical support provided by Wyse Cycles. Following the stop at mile 59, you’ll do a scenic mountainside loop and pass through the same Rest Stop at mile 85.

Click here to view a map of the Shenandoah Mountain Century.

 

Alpine Loop

The Alpine Loop will be supported by four Rest Stops on course, at miles 30, 40, 63 and 88.

Brandywine Rest Stop Sponsored by Shenandoah Bicycle Company
Mile 30
Hydration Station. Cycling-Specific bars, gel, assorted pastries, nut mix, fruit, water. Bathrooms available.
Mechanical support provided by Shenandoah Bicycle Company employees.

Franklin Rest Stop Sponsored by The Frazier Quarry Featuring HoneyBaked Ham Sandwiches
Mile 40
Hydration Station.  You can look forward to a classic ham or turkey sandwich from HoneyBaked Ham Harrisonburg. Cycling-specific bars, gel, fruit, salty snacks, nut mix, a variety of cookies, brownies, San Pellegrino sparkling juices and water. Consider this Rest Stop your “lunch break” before you roll back toward the big mountain, but don’t linger too long if you’re watching the time cut! Bathrooms are available at this Rest Stop.

Brushy Fork Reservoir Rest Stop Sponsored by Rocktown Bicycles
Mile 63
Hydration Station. Cycling-Specific bars, gels, Coke, nut mix, fruit, a variety of sweet and salty snacks. Get what you need to get over the big climb. This remote rest stop will offer portable toilets. Mechanical support provided by Rocktown Bicycles employees.

National Forest Restroom
Mile 82
Not a formal Rest Stop, there will be a course sign indicating a National Forest Service toilet-only bathroom. If needed, keep this location in mind, and be on the lookout for the signs.

Briery Branch Community Center Rest Stop
Serviced by Wyse Cycles with Keister Elementary Students and PTO Volunteers

Mile 88

Hydration Station. HoneyStinger waffles, Clif Bar minis, and HoneyStinger gel; fruits (oranges, bananas, apples), salty snacks, nut mix, variety of cookies, coke and water. Please leave the HoneyBaked ham and turkey sandwiches for riders participating in the other routes – yours should have been enjoyed in Franklin. Bathrooms available. Mechanical support provided by Wyse Cycles. The Finish Line is about 18 miles away.

Click here to view a map of the Alpine Loop.

Alpine Loop Gran Fondo Virginia Harrisonburg Rest Stop

Riders Enjoy the Rest Stops Along Each of the Gran Fondo Routes

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