The Coffee Grinder

In less than 20 miles, the Grinder packs in everything that makes Richmond a great place to ride: The James River, Belle Isle, the rapids, Pony Pasture, gravel, twists, turns, bridges, hills, cool neighborhoods, fast roads. If you've got bike handling skills, use a road bike. If you don't have skills, ride a mountain bike. Not sure? Use a cyclocross bike. Whatever you do, make sure you grab a coffee and pastry at Can Can Brasserie post-ride. Otherwise, it's not a true Coffee Grinder.

The Coffee Grinder GPX File

Directions

  • Head right out of the CBC parking lot onto Belmont Ave.
  • Left onto Cary St.
  • Right on Robinson St.
  • Left on Lakeview Ave.
  • Right on Lake Rd.
  • Slight left on Gilbert St.
  • Right on Meadow St.
  • Left on Colorado Ave.
  • Colorado Ave. becomes Harrison St.
  • Right on Idlewood Ave.
  • Right on S. Linden St.
  • Left on Albemarle St.
  • Right on S. Laurel St.
  • Right on Oregon Hill Pkwy
  • At end of culdesac, hop curb and take gravel fire road to the left towards the bridge
  • Head under bridge to footbridge, down the hill through the Tredegar parking lot down to Tredegar Street
  • Take the ramp up to the suspended foot bridge underneath the Lee Bridge and cross over to Belle Isle.
  • Exit the footbridge and head straight on the gravel path, taking your first right.
  • Follow the gravel loop all the way around Belle Isle passed the reservoir, and the pumphouse until you come out near Lee bridge
  • Right and ride onto the wooden bridge towards the South river bank
  • Right at the end of the bridge and follow the path until it becomes fire roads just past the staircase at 21st street.
  • Ride the fire road towards the Reed Creek Trailhead and turn left over the train tracks on Hillcrest Road
  • Right on Riverside Dr.
  • Follow Riverside Dr. all the way until it turns left and comes out at Westover Hills Blvd.
  • Right and cross Westover Hills Blvd. onto Evelyn Byrd Rd.
  • Left to continue onto Riverside Dr.
  • Riverside Drive becomes Pineway Dr.
  • Right on Fairlee Rd.
  • Right on Forest Hill Ave.
  • Right on Rettig Rd.
  • Left on Westchester Rd.
  • Slight left on Buckhill Rd.
  • Right on Landria Dr.
  • Hop curb at end of Landria to enter Pony Pasture Wetlands Trails
  • Exit trails into Pony Pasture Parking lot and exit right onto Riverside Dr.
  • Left to enter Huguenot Bridge onramp.
  • Right onto Huguenot Bridge
  • Left at River Rd. stoplight and immediately hop curb to enter trail between Country Club of Virginia and U of R
  • Exit Right on Ridgeway Rd.
  • Right on Fairway View Rd.
  • Left on Robin Rd.
  • Left on Iris Ln.
  • Right on Three Chopt Rd.
  • Left on Grove Ave.
  • Right on Thompson St.
  • Left on W. Cary St.
  • Left on Belmont Ave.
  • Left into CBC Parking Lot