The Lorton Loop
The Lorton Loop is a great ride for getting a few more miles in and changing up the scenery a bit. It takes you through some great rolling hills on lightly traveled roads.
Start from the shop and head out towards Dunbar. From Dunbar ride South on Highway 67, or S 46th Rd. This road is going to have the shortest, steepest hills of your ride. This is a great time to get out of the saddle and do intervals. Save your energy and a gear for the occasional dog that takes chase. I haven’t had many problems here but there is the occasional dog here. Watch out for the “Lorton Ghost Dog” as we call him. He’s a harmless Great Dane that always seems to come out of nowhere and end up standing on the side of the road.
The road will come to a “T”, hang left. This will take you past the booming town of Lorton, Population:~12. From here you can take Highway 128 back to Highway 75 and complete the Loop. Highway 128 has some very long, gradual climbs. This is about a 30 mile ride
You can also jog to where Highway 67 goes South again To Talmage. From Talmage take R Road back to Highway 75. This is a 40 mile ride.