4.5
FIETS
3.7 mi
DISTANCE
1,728 ft
GAINED
8.7 %
AVG. GRADE

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INTRO

8.3% average grade (9.5% climb only).  The gradient varies significantly throughout the climb - 11% is descent, 17% of the climb is at 0-5%, 30% is at 5-10%, 31% is at 10-15%, and 11% is at 15-20% grade. The steepest quarter-mile is 17.5%. 

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Roadway:  Two lane road with no shoulder in good condition - the last 1.4 miles are on a gravel road.

Traffic:  Mild. 

Parking:  On Pine Grove Road just across from the start of the climb - MapStreet View
Provisions:  None along the ride.  Closest food and beverages are in Stanley, three miles north - Map
This route ends at a gate with a sign that says no bicycles on the gravel path beyond - here is input from a friend from Virginia regarding the segment beyond the gate (about two miles to Blue Ridge Parkway)  - "it is manageable on a road bike but we’re not supposed to get caught riding past the gate. Per the sign, you can walk your bike beyond that point, but not ride. Last time we were there we walked the bikes and I’m glad we did so because we were passed by a park ranger vehicle and technically they’re allowed to seize your bike if caught riding it. It wasn’t a terrible walk."

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