Blue Ridge Parkway - Great Valley Overlook Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

1.7
FIETS
6.1 mi
DISTANCE
1,424 ft
GAINED
4.1 %
AVG. GRADE

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Page Contributor(s): Nigel Brockton, Fairfax, VA

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Exceptional views from this one of over 200 Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks. 

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Difficulty: Challenging
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May 26, 2021
difficulty: Challenging
scenery: 4
traffic: 4
road: 4
May 26, 2021
scenery: 4
traffic: 4
road: 4
On it's own, this would not be too hard but on a hot day after already riding Thunder Ridge, this was a fairly stiff test. Fortunately, it never gets very steep and there were pockets of shade. There are a couple of brief descents to break up the early part of the climb but from about half way, it's a fairly even grind to the top. The views at the top and along the ridge are stunning...especially being able to see off both sides simultaneously.
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Cycling the Great Valley Overlook - BRP

Ride 6.1 miles gaining 1,424’ at 4.1% average grade (5.1% climb only).

One of more than 200 overlooks on the 469 mile Blue Ridge Parkway.  This overlook has exceptional views north of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains which form The Great Valley which extends through the Appalachians from New York to Alabama.

Video by Nigel Brockton