Storming of Thunder Ridge – The John Bell Memorial Ride 2023
Come Experience Riding the Blue Ridge Parkway …
Beacon Credit Union and the YMCA of Central Virginia invite YOU to join your friends and fellow cyclists in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia on May 21, 2023 for the 14th annual Storming of Thunder Ridge road ride.
This well-supported event offers camaraderie and challenge for every rider’s ability with a choice of 27, 45, 48, 75 and 100-mile routes as you ride at your own pace along safe and scenic well-marked country roads.
Both the 27 & 45-mile routes follow a course of rolling hills and meandering back roads. For the 4th year, The Mountain ONLY route (49 miles) – riders drive to Big Island and start and finish there – riding an amazing 49-mile loop that tackles Thunder Ridge and Curtis.
The longer 75 & 100-mile routes test rider stamina with a 13-mile ascent to Apple Orchard Mountain, the highest peak of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia. For an epic day in the saddle, the 100-mile route boasts over 9000 feet of climbing.