Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
This ride is for experience mountain bikers who are in decent shape. The terrain varies from gravel roads to single track to road in this 21 mile roller coaster ride. Most of the ride is uphill, with a 1.5 mile climb where you gain over 1000 feet in elevation. That’s gradient! This climb take you up the infamous switch backs to the top of Bald Mountain and out to the Blue Ridge Parkway. From there you quickly drop down to Sherando Lake through one of my favorite down hill sections. This loop offers just about everything in mountain biking, and this weekend offers a special bonus – peak fall foliage!
The Club has 5 nice Gary Fisher Tassajaras equipped with front suspension, helmets, and water bottles.
You should bring snacks, water, water, water. Bring layers and dress warm in case its cold. Also bring rain wear just just in case.