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Blue Ridge Parkway Cruise

Vesuvius, Virginia, USA

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The Blue Ridge Parkway is the US’s original infrastructure project after the great depression of the 1930s. We are still reaping the benefits, a glorious road along the ridgeline of the Blue Ridge Mountains from central VA to the edge of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. We start with a side roads loop including a stair step and an increasingly steep 2.5 mile climb before a fun 1 minute highway descent back on the spur road to the parkway. A gradual 2 mile climb on this road leads to another 3.5 miles of climbing on the parkway (gentle grades and superb tarmac). We ride the parkway for about 18 miles with only one brief detour onto a scenic side road (bc who doesn’t like a quick 14% kick in the teeth!). Enjoy incredible views from the top of the rises with the scant Spring leaf cover and ESPECIALLY enjoy the flowing 3 mile S curves descent at the end!

50.54KM
DISTANCE
01:46:53
DURATION
1074M
ELEVATION GAIN
491
TOUGHNESS