Bicycling the Blue Ridge

Bicycling the Blue Ridge


6th Edition

A Guide to Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway

This definitive guide for cyclists details all 575 miles of Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway, through North Carolina and Virginia.

Tour This Dream Road on Bicycle, Between North Carolina and Virginia.

Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway are arguably the most quintessential scenic roads east of the Mississippi. Bicycling the Blue Ridge is the definitive guide to this ribbon of highway. It’s just what you need to plan the perfect trip, whether you are out for the day, a weekend, or a month. You’ll find detailed, mile-by-mile descriptions that provide information on lodging, restaurants, stores, and bike shops. Professionally designed maps and elevation profiles are also included, so you always know where you are, where you’re going, and what to expect along the way.

The 575-mile strip of continuous road flows between Front Royal, Virginia, and Cherokee, North Carolina. It traverses Shenandoah National Park and connects to Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the eastern rampart of the Appalachian Mountains. In Bicycling the Blue Ridge, authors Elizabeth Skinner and Charlie Skinner cover the entire route. Whether your interest is recreational touring or racing, this is an indispensable tool for bicycling this incredible highway.

Additional information

Weight 8.8 oz
Dimensions 6 × 9 in

Charlie Skinner, Elizabeth Skinner



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Illustration Notes

Black & White maps and photos throughout

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Menasha Ridge Press


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