Biking (Mountain) Biking (Mountain)


  • Oct 14
  • 12:00 PM
  • 116 Washington Avenue - A.K.A. Shred Shack


  • Oct 14
  • 09:00 PM
  • Ray's Campground


  • Oct 12
  • 12:00 PM


  • $2


  • Douthat State Park, Douthat State Park Road, Millboro, VA, USA


It’s that time of year again – fall is in the air, leaves are falling, and it’s time for our annual pilgrimage to the New River Gorge. Our trip wouldn’t be complete without a stop at one of Virginia’s premier mountain biking destinations: Douthat State Park. Filled with challenging climbs and exhilarating descents, Douthat is sure to please with something for everyone. Plan to ride 20ish miles with 3000-4000 feet of climbing. Check out some trails here:

These trails are technical and will be leafy, so prior mountain biking experience is a must. No need to be a pro rider, but this shouldn’t be your first rodeo. If you have any questions feel free to text me at 571-332-3740.

***This trip is part of the NRGE megatrip. We will not be returning to Charlottesville after this ride; instead, we will continue on to Ray’s Campground to meet up with the rest of the crew that evening. If you are added to this trip, please join the main NRGE carpool ( and include in the questionnaire that you are heading out with this trip, rather than with the main carpool. There is a $2 trip fee for this trip to cover parking at Douthat ($7 per car, so exact amount tbd depending on number of people), but you must also pay the $10 trip fee for NRGE. You might also want to bring money for dinner (or a dinner itself, or a willingness to cook up a late dinner at Rays) since we’ll be arriving at the campsite late***

Time plan:
12:00pm – meet up at Shred Shack, load up bikes, roll out
2:00 – arrive at Douthat
6-7 pm – finish up riding
8-9 pm – arrive at Rays

**I’ll Bring**
– Bikes/helmets
– Bike rack(s)
– Pumps, tools, etc
– Bike lights (not planning to be out after dark, but you never know)

**You bring**
– Phone with MTBProject or Trailforks downloaded, with the Virginia region downloaded within the app
– Water: 2-3L
– Food: lunch and snacks; dinner or money for dinner (or not… up to you)
– Appropriate clothing and footwear: it can be cold this time of year, dress in layers suitable for riding — you should at absolute minimum have a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt or jacket with you in case we’re out past sunset
– gloves are recommended for keeping the fingers working in chilly temps and protecting your hands from scrapes if you fall – $10 Mechanix work gloves are great
– sunscreen?
– a bag to carry your water and food: the club has some daypacks and hip packs if you need one (let me know in the questionnaire)
– anything else you need for NRGE (camping gear, food, clothing, cooking stuff, gear needed for other trips you’re going on, etc)

*** DRIVERS NEEDED: Want to earn $20? Drivers are reimbursed for gas + 50% tip up to $20 (basically guaranteed unless you get insane mileage) – please arrive with a full tank of gas! ***




Trips Attended: 106 Trips Led: 84

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