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GuitarTed

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Anyone have some suggestions on gravel riding or events in the Virginia area? Sound off please. We had a facebook question concerning that from a reader. Thanks!
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Powerful Pete

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Not the most recent of blogs, but lots of nice VA gravel rides listed in this blog:

http://grindinggravel.blogspot.com/
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Here is a decent map of gravel in Loudoun County, VA.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zZxLAKZvWeyA.k9nNKprh6pA8
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What about WV?!
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Where are you located in WV? We have some decent riding up here in the eastern panhandle and a great event you should consider in July...Gravel Race Up Spruce Knob. There's a facebook page dedicated to the race. Check it out.
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As far as gravel riding I prefer to head toward the Blue Ridge Parkway and national forests. There are a ton of gravel roads all around the sides of the mountains, ton of fireroad, atv, jeep, etc. too. 

I don't know of any formal events off the top of my head. They certainly exist though all over the place.

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OK, I'm late to the party and my first post, but I'll contribute my $0.02,

All of these are rails to trails, generally a 1% grade each way, and they're conducive to doing out and back..... mileages are one way.  For VA,

Virginia Creeper, 34 mi, Abingdon to White Top, easy enough to do one day out and back.

New River Trail, 58 mi, Pulaski to Galax, add a bit more if you're riding from a civilized place like a Hampton Inn.  Take a diversion one of the ways into Fries.  You're still in bum**** but it's cool.

Someone asked about WV -  Greenbrier River Trail, Lewisburg to Cass.  68 miles, plus additional road options up to Snowshoe.  Stay a night in Marlinton.  Best ride of the three I mentioned, but all rides are GORGEOUS!!!!  I recommend all three during the week if you like a lack of souls..... but the Creeper will always have some traffic.....
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