DeTour de Skunk is a charity bicycle ride through the foothills of the Blue Ridge that begins and ends at the Albino Skunk Music Festival, Saturday October 7, 2017. Check in starts at 8:00 am, the ride starts at 9:00 am. We’ve raised over $6,000 in our past rides thanks to our generous riders and sponsors!
Proceeds of the ride benefit Musician’s Medical Relief.
On-line advance sign-ups soon at albinoskunk.com. Day-of (Saturday morning) sign-ups available starting at 8:00 am. Please be there by 8:30 am, as the ride leaves at 9:00 am.
There are two routes of differing distance and difficulty. The short route is a beginner-friendly 15 mile run along rolling country roads from the Skunk Farm to 1909 Campbell’s Covered Bridge and back. The long route, which is 34 miles and has a couple of more difficult climbs, includes the short route and also goes through Tigerville and past the 1820 Poinsett Bridge. There are parks at each bridge. We’ll have manned rest stops at each with refreshments, and for a look and photos if you like.
Route information is immediately below for Map My Ride and Google Maps. Note that the Google Maps Long Route shows an optional Bypass if you wish to go further than the Short Route takes you (through Tigerville and up to Route 11), but you want to skip the difficult climb past the Poinsett Bridge.
We do plan to again have a professional technician on-site from Velo Valets for pre-race equipment checks and adjustments. We will also have an on-call SAG vehicle if a need arises on the routes. We will have personnel with food and drink at each rest stop.
And as a reminder, we now have two private showers for campers and cyclists!
Short (Google Maps)
Short (Map my Ride)
Long (Google Maps)
Long (Map my Ride)