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June 19 
We'll start and end our 11th Bike Virginia in Warrenton. Just come to town, park your car for the week, attend an orientation session, give your bike a safety check, and you're ready to ride! Warrenton is located less than an hour's drive from Washington D.C. 

Wander about historic Old Town Warrenton. Visit the Old Jail Museum dating back to 1808 or the famous confederation raider John Mosby's grave. 
Don't miss our "Welcome to Bike Virginia Street Party". A great chance to meet and mingle with your many co-riders for the upcoming tour.  

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Traverse the backroads of Fauquier and Warren Counties nestled in the heart of Virginia's Horse and Wine Country. Tour Oasis Winery, famous for its' "Brut" Champagne. 

Enjoy the gradual climb up the Blue Ridge to Chester Gap and then soak in the panoramic splendor of the valley below. A four mile descent to lunch in Front Royal. 

Relive the Battle of Cedar Creek - site of Gen. Jubal Early's 1864 last ditch surprise attack on Federal troops. 

camping soldier Arrive for the evening in Winchester, a town that changed hands 72 times through out the Civil War. 

Come to the downtown mall and watch the "Saturday Night Bike Races" - plus lots of fun, food, and music.  

June 21 
SUNDAY 48, 64 miles 
For the first time ever we become "Bike West Virginia" as we cross the border and into Berkeley and Jefferson Counties - wild and wonderful! 

Shepherdstown, perched on the bluffs overlooking the Potomac River, has origins dating back to early 1700's. Spend the evening milling about in a restored village on the National Register of Historic Places. Today the streets are still full of early American enchantment. 

feedback Our host for two nights, Shepherd College, will open up its fantastic facilities for our riders - pool, dorms, and more! 

Bike Virginia veterans know not to miss the Bike Virginia Talent Show. Be part of the entertainment and impress us with what you can do besides ride a bicycle.  

June 22 
MONDAY 0, 26, 45, or 58 MILES 
A "layover" day. Ride one of the routes if you want or just take the day off. There's plenty to do! 

Follow General Lee's army across the Potomac River to Maryland and the Antietam Battlefield. This is where Lee's 40,000 southerners boldly invaded the north on September 17, 1862 and encountered a Federal force more than twice their size. The resultant battle became known as "The Bloodiest Day of the Civil War". fiddle playing soider 

Cool off exploring Crystal Grotoes Caverns. Marvel at the wonderful of formations including the one hundred million year old speleothem "Old Father Time". 

Visit Antietam in the morning and then plan to take a whitewater rafting trip on the Shenandoah River.  

June 23 
TUESDAY 46, or 100 MILES 
Pedal along the Potomac river to historic Harpers Ferry. Thrill to the story and a scenic allure that few American towns can claim. At the convergence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers lies a pathway back into history full of famous people and events. 

Cross over the river and continue along the other bank as we follow the C&O Canal Towpath south. Relive the old days of river barge traffic. 

Next stop Virginia and Food! First we travel along the Berlin Pike for a rest stop in the German settlement of Lovettsville. Then on to Waterford, where you can refuel and marvel at over 250 years of architectural heritage. 

bicycling Soldier Spend the night back in colonial times as we bunk down in Leesburg. The town and the surrounding Loudoun County lie at the foot of the Blue Ridge and provide unlimited attractions, museums, antique shops, and Revolutionary and Civil War sites - plus our last night party!  

June 24 
Mile for mile the best Bike Virginia day ever! Tree lined Country roads winding through vineyards and horse farms. 

Our first rest stop of the day is in Purcellville. Sit for a while and take a load off. We're in no hurry for the week to end. 

Next up - Middleburg, famous for foxhunting and steeplechasing - and eating and shopping... 

Celebration time! Arrive back in Warrenton in time to eat lunch and tell your tales. Here's where you receive your award patch and share the cake!  

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