As on every 3rd Saturday in May for the last thirty-two years, cyclists from around Virginia and beyond will gather to cycle across the rolling hills of Madison County on May 16, 2020. Registration is now open here: http://www.bikereg.com/33rd-annual-tour-de-madison
Much will be the same as in recent years. We will gather at Graves Mountain Lodge, in Syria, Virginia. There will be three route options, great rest stops, and SAG support. When you return to the starting point, there will be a great meal and entertainment awaiting you.
The routes will be a bit different this year. As a result of safety concerns crossing Route 29, the revised routes will only cross at stop lights near the town of Madison.
The revised metric century route, will now include what we used to call the bonus loop: an extended return by way of Criglersville and Etlan before returning to Syria across the mountain on Etlan Road. Here is that route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31544204
The revised intermediate route, which follows the long route for the first and last 19 miles (without the bonus loop unless you so choose). https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31544247
Here it is with the bonus loop added: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31673382
The family route is unchanged: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31670667
Cue sheets are available below for each of the rides:
2020 Traffic Control Plan if you’d like to read it, includes maps.