Cycling Reddish Knob Challenge Briery Branch, Virginia

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Reddish Knob Challenge - Briery Branch, Virginia


Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 4 %

Length: 19.47 km

Height start: 542 m

Height top: 1338 m

Elevation gain: 796 m

Maximum: 10.5 %

Reddish Knob Challenge rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 3484 (all)
Ranking United States: 201 (all)
Difficulty score: 63.39 what?

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Description

The course is an 11.7 mile climb over which riders gain approximately 2800 feet of elevation to the top of Virginias tallest peak, Reddish Knob. The course begins on a straight road with a gentle false flat climb. At the 6-mile mark riders pass the dam and the grade increases and remains sustained for the next four miles. The last two miles involve several steeper pitches and one or two short rolling sections as riders roll along the ridge road up to the summit of Reddish Knob at 4400 feet elevation. Minimum and maximum pitches will be posted soon. The average grade is approximately 5%.

The Reddish Knob Challenge is situated in Virginia and belongs to the Allegheny Mountains . Starting from Briery Branch, Virginia, the Reddish Knob Challenge ascent is 19.47 km long. Over this distance, you climb 796 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 4 %.

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Story by Bertrand from , United States, submitted on 17/05/2013
Much tougher climb than the average grade indicates - starts off shallow, and has a dip before the end. Road surface gets bad near the top, so the first part of the descent is tricky. Tougher than Thunder Hill, which has a higher Difficulty Score. Note that Reddish Knob is not "Virginia''s tallest peak" as claimed in the description (that would be Mount Rogers), but it''s still a good climb.
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