19th Annual Tour de Skyline: 2 days of Cycling Skyline Drive
Le Tour de Skyline (TdS) is two-day ride from Front Royal to Waynesboro (day one) and back (day two) along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. Said another way, TdS is two days, 220-miles, 20,000 feet of climbing, and too much fun. Even though TdS has a nice three-letter acronym, it’s much more casual than you would think. Roads are not closed, there are no aid stations, and there are certainly no t-shirts.
Ride starts at 9:00 (please arrive between 8:30 and 8:45) from Dickey’s Ridge parking Lot (near mile 5 on the Drive) where we will make brief announcements, introductions, and take a group picture. Those who ride at slower paces are encouraged to head directly south on the Drive, while the more adventurous/faster pace riders coast down the Ridge to the North to begin their ride from the Park entrance. Just let your SAG driver know in advance your plans. SAG supported water stops at (33mi) Panorama (Thornton Gap) and Loft Mountain(80mi). SAGs will stop at mile 51 for lunch (Big Meadows).