The Hairy Roubaix

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The Hairy Roubaix : This is a Charity Gravel Race/Ride that benefits the Friends of Bedford County Animal Shelter (FOBCAS). The Bedford County Animal Shelter years ago had one of the highest rates of animal euthanasia in the state of Virginia. Parks and Recreation was asked to oversee the management of the shelter and with the help of FOBCAS the shelter has become one of the best in the region! This does not come without expenses. Parks and Recreation and FOBCAS have come together again to raise support for these adorable animals! Call it a race, or call it a ride, its your adventure! The proceeds go directly to food, spays/neuters, vaccinations, and other medical expenses!

The Course: Bedford County is home to some of the best gravel in Virginia! Each course highlights the best views, the most gravel, with the most FUN! Each course gives riders a unique experience with distances for all fitness levels. Each route averages about 100 ft. per mile in elevation gain. We have permitted through VDOT to use these roads for this event but we are sharing the roads so traffic laws must be obeyed. A police officer will be posted at the Joppa Mill section with lights on to slow down traffic when you are entering off of Shepherd Store. Safety of our riders is a big priority and we have done everything in our power to ensure you have a safe and fun experience!

The course will be marked with white arrow signs. You must have a GPS device to navigate the course. You can use your phone and download the RIDEWITHGPS or STRAVA app for FREE and then download the routes below or even better go visit your local bike shop and buy a GPS unit, it will change your life! The GPS routes are the sure fire way to stay on course. We have two aid stations, noted on the GPS routes and they will be fully stocked with food and drinks!

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The Hairy Roubaix
  • 1336 Simmons Mill Road
  • Thaxton, VA 24174
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  • The Peaks Retreat & Adventure Center
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