Tilghman Rd is one of Ken's favorites. It's swoopy and lots of fun, and puts you down in Stokesville, where a lot of our mountain biking in the area also takes place. He enjoys the gravel roads heading out to Tilghman a lot as well - they can be flat and fast if you're in the mood to test your internal motor. The store in Stokesville, just after Tilghman ends, is a great spot to refuel and chat with locals.
Features on this ride:
- The Stokesville Market & Supply sits around mile 28 of this ride.
- Before turning left onto N River Rd, head onto the old bridge on Stokesville Rd to check out the beautiful creek running under it!
- Stokesville is the home of the Stokesville Lodge and Shenandoah Mtn Touring (the presenter of the Shenandoah Mtn 100).
- SMT puts on a wide variety of great events every year, you can check them out HERE
Notes on this ride:
- The gravel can be a bit more technical on this ride.
- For example, Fulton School Rd has some tight turns and some sections of deeper gravel that you have to prepare for.
- Don't let that term "technical" keep you from trying the route out, though. It basically implies having a little extra caution, which is how most riders would be on less smooth pavement with tight turns, anyway.
- Check out the GCN video on our Gravel Tips page for any more clarification on bike handling
Click the image of the map for the downloadable route and printable cure sheet