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Whetstone Ridge

 
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26.3 Miles 42.3 Kilometers


45%

Singletrack

3,746' 1,142 m

Ascent

-3,747' -1,142 m

Descent

3,281' 1,000 m

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1,363' 415 m

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Epic ridgeline with killer descent

Joseph Rowe III

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This is one of the epic ridgeline rides in the Blue Ridge Mountains and definitely an all day commitment
The climb can be done either all the way on Irish Creek Rd to the BRP for a short segment or tuen and ride more of the parkway
Once the singletrack starts there are no bailouts on the whole ridgeline and very remote
Serious ups and downs and some very technical sections, but also a lot of rolling smooth fast stuff
Descent at end is great back to road

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Description

Mellow climb on paved road turning to gravel (Irish Creek Rd) or turn and ride some of the BRP
Once the singletrack starts it is a mix of standard Blue Ridge Mountain singletrack and some very technical sections with some steep ups and downs
Descent at end of ride is fantastic

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