Bridgewater Dayton Loop 15 miles

SHORT DESCRIPTION: This route goes through farmlands and small communities around Dayton, VA, This is an easy ride with rolling hills and scenic vistas.

START: Wildwood Park, 622 W. Bank St., Bridgewater, VA 22812

PARKING: There is public parking at Wildwood Park, however, depending on the season, and day of the week, parking may be limited.

DIFFICULTY/CHALLENGES: This is a beginner level ride with some short hills. Bicycle traffic on these roads is very common based on the Mennonite presence. VA 257 (mile 2.6) is a major county road which can be busy. Truck traffic near the poultry plant in Dayton may be encountered. Traffic on N Main St in Bridgewater can be heavy at certain times.

DIRECTION: The map is laid out in a clockwise direction. It can be ridden in the opposite direction and in doing so, the hillier portion would be in the first half.

FACILITIES ON ROUTE: Route starts in Bridgewater where there are multiple opportunities for food and rest rooms; most are located on Rt 42/Main Street. There are restrooms at Wildwood park but they are closed during cold months. Small store and restaurants in Dayton.

Starts in: Bridgewater, VA, US
Distance: 15.3 mi
Elevation: +642 / -644 ft

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