Our 10 favorite cycling destinations: Ashland
Photo by Sarah Hauser / Virginia Tourism Corp
Iron Horse Restaurant.
Residents of Ashland refer so, er, humbly to their quaint town as the “Center of the Universe,” an apropos designation when it comes to cycling. U.S. Bicycle Routes 1 and 76 run through the small town—U.S. Bike Route 76 starts in Yorktown and goes to Astoria, Oregon, and U.S. Bike Route 1 begins in Calais, Maine, and stretches to Key West, Florida.
On any given weekend, dozens of bikes are parked outside of Ashland Coffee and Tea, which is only steps away from The Henry Clay Inn, a respite for bikers on long treks. Other restaurants on the biking trail include Homemades by Suzanne and Iron Horse Restaurant. The go-to bike shop in town is Olde Towne Bicycles on England Street.
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