For this year’s Front Royal venue we are offering main routes and Grand Master routes (GM are shorter with much less elevation). The routes are posted through Ride With GPS
All routes start at 10 am sharp at the same meeting point, Front Royal Skate Park, 100 Kerfoot Ave, Front Royal, VA 22630. We reduced the registration fee this year so that you can cover your own payment into the Shenandoah National Park, individual pass per person – $15.00 if you have an NPS Annual Pass – $80 you can go in with 3 other cyclists (4 in total), for more information regarding park fees please refer to this link.
We advise to everyone download the routes to a bike computer or cell phone. There’s no cell phone reception inside of the park
The RWGPS Collection routes link is HERE
The main route is a local favorite 85 miles, there will be multiple SAG support with rests stops is at mile 24.5 Elkwallow Wayside Store, Luray, mile 40.5, another rest stop at mile 60.5, and a water stop at mile 69.
For the Grand Master route, we suggest driving into the Park to Dickey Ridge Visitor Center Overlook, from there, ride out and back, there will be a rest stop at Hogback Overlook, 16.2 miles out.
The main route takes you into Fort Vally where the previous day’s routes finish. For double the miles combine both routes. There will be multiple SAG support. The Grand Master Route takes you to a picturesque Vally called Brown Town, it’s an out and back loop.
The Main route goes along the Shenandoah River to the backside of Blue mountain. At mile 9.5 the routes split, continue climbing Blue mountain, along Rt 55 (Busy Road), then into Virginia horse and wine country. The Grand Masters continue along the river and then loop back through the Vally to the start.
For your convenience, we created the routes on RideWithGPS.com once you create a free account and ping the routes to your account, you will need to follow the below instructions to sync the routes into your head unit.
How to add the route to your head unit: