Fredericksburg Cyclists

Tour de Somerville

  • 04 Sep 2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • Willowmere Park, 21 Willowmere Pond Rd, Stafford, VA

NOTE:  00800 start

Tour De Somerville - 46 Miles

This is a new route that for at least 2/3 of the route will put us on roads not normally ridden on FCC club rides but certainly still in the area we all know well.  Feedback during August was that riders loved it!  The course is NOT marked, nor ever will be, so down load a cue sheet and navigate on your own or stay with the leader!

With 2000' of elevation gain over 44 miles the terrain is best describe as lumpy in places and undulating for the rest of the course.  If you have a GPS please download the route from the link below and get turn by turn instructions. The venerable Elk Run Store is at the 15 mile point if a stop is required.  Skyline Drive also provides a fun finish to this ride as you cross a series of easy rollers to the run in back to Willowmere Park.

This ride leader will focus on riding as a GROUP at about an 18 MPH avg or so,  just having fun... but the ride can be done at any speed and with multiple groups...all are welcome.  This is a self-supported ride and everyone should be equipped to ride and navigate this course on their own at their own pace.

Directions - Travel US 17 North from I-95 4.3 miles. Turn right on Rt 616 Popular Rd. Travel 6.8 miles and turn right on Mountain View Rd (across from old country store). Go 0.6 miles and turn right onto Willowmere Pond Rd. Go 0.1 miles and turn right into park. Proceed straight into large parking lot.

Ride leader: Bob Broeking

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