Rappahannock River Tour (Joint Ride with Northern Neck Cycling)

RABA is once again teaming up with Northern Neck Cycling, (the bike club on Virginia’s Northern Neck) for a leisurely ride through Lancaster County on Virginia’s so-called “Northern Neck.”  The route starts at the Steamboat Era Museum in Irvington and then heads out to Windmill Point beach for a great view of the mouth of the Rappahannock River.  The route then travels around Fleets Bay into downtown Kilmarnock.  All pace groups will meet up in Kilmarnock for lunch on the patio at Savannah Joes (formerly Smokin Joes).  After lunch, the shorter route returns to Irvington and the longer route travels down to the Corrotoman River, then into the historic village of Weems with two view stops – one on the Carters Creek side of Weems and another on the Corrotoman River side.  From Weems, the route heads back to Irvington.


Steve Reiss, our host from Northern Neck Cycling, has invited all riders back to his house after the ride for a very informal libation and snack gathering.  Steve’s address is 729 Chesapeake Drive in Irvington, which is the street on the other side of Commons area from the Steamboat Museum. Follow Chesapeake Drive to the end of the street.  Cars can park in the cul-de-sac.  Bicycles should come down the driveway to the house.  


Cue sheets will be sent out in advance on the RABA and NNC email lists.  Please print a cue sheet for your desired route and bring it with you.  If you are not on the email lists, contact Hugh prior to the ride and he will email you a cue sheet.


Directions:  Irvington is about 1 hour and 15 minutes from the Richmond Airport so make sure you get an early start, especially if you are coming from the West End or the Southside.  To reach Irvington, take Interstate 64 East to exit 220 for Route 33 East to West Point. Continue 17 miles past West Point to a stoplight at the crest of a hill in Glenns and turn left onto Route 33/US 17 North.  Stay on Route 33/US 17 North for 2 miles and bear right at the Hardees into Saluda.  At the traffic light at the courthouse in Saluda, turn right onto Route 33 and proceed 6.8 miles to the stoplight at the Route 3 intersection. Turn left onto Route 3 West and continue for 7.4 miles over the Rappahannock River (on the Norris Bridge) into White Stone.  Turn left at the first traffic signal in White Stone onto Route 200 North (Irvington Rd – might be “Chesapeake Drive” at the turn) and drive 2 miles into Irvington. Turn at the second left on Route 634 (King Carter Drive).  The Steamboat Era Museum (156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, VA 22480) will be on your right just part the bank.  Find a parking place anywhere you can in the vicinity of the Steamboat Museum.  There is some on-street parking along King Carter Drive.


Name Sales End Price
A Pace (41 miles) Ended Free
B+ Pace (41 miles) Ended Free
B Pace (41 miles) Ended Free
C Pace (41 miles) Ended Free
D Pace (30 miles) Ended Free