The Appalachian Journey
The Appalachian Journey is held in Floyd County, VA. This is a mixed-surface cycling event and competition. The Journey is your choice of 3 distances – 36/65/100 miles with each featuring around 100 feet/mile of elevation. This year we feature NEW courses which move South to cover fresh ground towards Rocky Knob and Buffalo Mountain, circumnavigating The Buffalo and returning using Blue Ridge Parkway features.
The Journey as a partner format event. Call it a race if you’d like, call it an experience if you will. The event will be professionally timed and podiums will be held. Duo racing is more common as a mountain bike stage race format at events like the Cape Epic or The Pioneer where partners coordinate as a team to go faster, farther, and harder than they would be able to as solo riders. The Duo format requires partnership and communication and produces a tremendously enriching experience for both participants. This comes from our belief that the best rides happen with friends. Fast or slow its all about The Journey.
The race HQ for the weekend will be Chantilly Farm and the Floyd Family Campground. Free camping is available with fresh water, bathrooms, showers and all the fixing of a great weekend (RV Hookups available). There are many Air BNB or traditional lodging options very close to the venue as well.