Hone Quarry Shuttle: 6/24, 7/8, 8/26...
Strong-intermediate-to-expert skill level shuttle runs on trails around Hone Quarry.
- 50 US dollars$50
- Hone Quarry Recreation area
June 24 July 8 Aug 26 Oct 21 What's this Hone Quarry area we speak of?? Most people have heard of the iconic Reddish Knob for its views and trails, but most people don't know that just down the road is another zone of local favorites. The Hone Quarry trails have steeper, shorter downhills and more technical sections than Reddish, but the climbs are easier. -Park at the main Hone Quarry Recreational area parking lot by 8:30am to be ready to go at 9:00. The shuttle leaves in cycles of about 1.5 hrs from the Hone Quarry parking lot; last shuttle at 4:00pm or 2hrs before dark, whichever is earlier. You can come later than 8:30am if you plan to miss the first lap, but you MUST contact us and let us know ahead of time, so we don't wait for you. -Please note that the shuttle won't run, and you'll be refunded if fewer than 7 people book for a specific date or if there is significant rain in the forecast. Cancellation notification will be made by noon the day prior to shuttle. REQUIREMENTS: -Strong intermediate to expert skill level of riding. -Flat fix kit and all other tools you would typically bring in the backcountry! You must be able to fix your own flat and manage other mechanical issues that could come up in a backcountry setting. -GPS mapping app. Routes are on TrailForks and MTB Project. -Helmets are required; other personal protective equipment like eye protection, knee pads and gloves are strongly recommended. -Personal first aid kit. -Personal supply of water and food for the day. THE TRAILS: -Fast trails; sometimes loose, rocky descents; backcountry singletrack with wider dual track and fireroad; small sections of steep climbing interspersed with big downhills; technical rock gardens. -Equivalent of a single and double black diamond trails. 1. Slate Springs (Red Diamond): Single Black Diamond: Highlighted by 1,900 foot of descending on trail in 2.2 miles. https://www.gaiagps.com/public/q75At6fCWiVE8AjuxRL0vtEL 2. Cliff Trail: Go further get rowdier on a more XC style trail. https://www.gaiagps.com/public/aUowApLwSXKkA7gBjzqWuxH9 3. Pond Knob Trail: A shorter steeper descent. https://www.gaiagps.com/public/wsynCeZCPCnJYcgGpcHwnSg2 4. Big Hollow: Ridge top to Rowdy Finish! https://www.gaiagps.com/public/xHFe45wWNxr4kNGsAj8XP2KD 5. Heartbreak: The most technical finish! Steep XC style climbs but the payoff is real! https://www.gaiagps.com/public/gnL1qO4EFV6mGAOnfbHY3shv -Tipping your shuttle driver for a job well done is appreciated :)
Cancellation, Reschedule, No-Show Policy: We have limited staff and high demand, so we require that clients give us at least 24hrs notice if they need to cancel or reschedule. Cancellations with less than 24hrs notice or "no shows" will not receive refunds. Weather Policy: We only cancel for weather if chances of rain are above 60% at the time of the scheduled lesson or if the temperature poses a threat to safety. Lessons cancelled due to weather will be rescheduled.
Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA