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Dody-RidgeDody Ridge cooks up a killer 2.8 mile 1,500-foot climb to warm up, a mellow Blue Ridge Parkway portage, a fun, pedal-assist downhill, and finishes with some mean rock stew that just keeps getting rougher and tougher.

The loop path is 12 miles total and is located in Montvale.

Nearby Breweries

  • Ballast Point Brewing Company: Virginia Expand Collapse

    Ballast Point Brewing Company’s newest facility in Daleville, Virginia, opened in 2017. Come for a tour, a taste, to fill a growler, or get a keg. The location offers craft beer, wine, and has a full restaurant. Open daily.

  • Big Lick Brewing Company Expand Collapse

    Big Lick Brewing Company was Roanoke’s first nano brewery and taproom; while it has grown the idea that it is “specializing in craft beer with an emphasis on quality and variety” has not. You might find anything from a cream ale to IPA to porter at any given time.

    The taproom is open Wednesday through Saturday. Bring your growler for a fill-up to go.

  • Deschutes Brewery Roanoke Tasting Room Expand Collapse

    Taste a craft beer (or two) in historic downtown Roanoke. Whether you’re biking through town or coming from an Appalachian Trail adventure, the tasting room is a great stop to experience great beer and great conversation. Deschutes Brewery souvenirs are available for purchase, as well as regional-sourced snacks, and plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.

    Open daily.

  • Flying Mouse Brewery Expand Collapse

    Secluded in a hollow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Flying Mouse Brewery focuses on the experience and enjoyment of craft beer as part of an active outdoor lifestyle, whether it be a cold draft after a long hike or a pint over conversation at dinner after a day of cycling.

    The brewery is accessible to Appalachian Trail hikers (less than half a mile from the trail) and for cyclists traveling along the TransAmerica 76 Bicycle route, which rolls past the brewery entrance.

    The tasting room and beer garden are open Friday through Sunday. Beer is available for take away in Flying Mouse Bullet growlers and packable beer pouches.

  • Twin Creeks Brewing Co. Expand Collapse

    Twin Creeks Brewing Company is Vinton and Roanoke County’s first micro-brewery. The brewery has plenty of options on tap from blonde ales to IPAs to porters. The brewery also has food trucks and live music on site. Extra parking at Vinton Farmer’s Market, Between the farmer’s market and post office, and Vinton Library (after hours).

    Open Thursday through Saturday.

Nearby Wineries

  • Fincastle Vineyard & Winery Expand Collapse

    Nestled in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Fincastle Vineyard & Winery produces wines using traditional Bordeaux small scale techniques. From the vines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay come wines pressed gently and aged in oak.

    The winery opened in 2003 with a special emphasis on quality and according to the Virginia Wine Guide “Fincastle’s 2001 reds are beautifully handcrafted blockbuster wines, dark, lush and intensely flavored.”

    You can see the vineyard from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 100. And the winery is pet-friendly. Fincastle Winery is part of the Wine Trail of Botetourt County.

    The winery is open year round, Thursday though Monday.

  • White Rock Vineyards Expand Collapse

    White Rock Vineyards and Winery is a family owned and operated vineyard and farm winery located in the Goodview area of Bedford County, Virginia. Visit the tasting room and veranda to enjoy the spectacular views, breathtaking sunsets, and lots of good southern hospitality.

    The winery features five vinifera varieties – Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Gris – and two hybrids – Chardonell and Traminette.

    The tasting room is open spring, summer, and fall Thursday through Monday.

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