Conquer the Hill is Virginia’s newest mountain bike event held at the scenic Miller School of Albemarle (whose central campus is appropriately referred to as “the hill”). Expect a full day of great racing in a relaxing atmosphere. The race is being held on the same course as the State Championship race for the Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series, so come out on May 11 to check out the venue and cheer on the best junior mountain bikers from around the state!
4 miles of sweet, student-built singletrack featuring challenging climbs, and flowing descents. There are numerous areas to pass as well as plenty of tight, sinuous stretches of trail through dense forests. The course is roughly 40% doubletrack/fireroads and 60% singletrack.
The course map and profile below give a good representation of the layout and topography, however the final course will differ slightly. We will update the course maps and profiles here and on the facebook page as soon as they are finalized.
Please note: Miller School of Albemarle is a private campus and the trails are not open for riding to the general public. If you would like to pre-ride the course, it will be marked and open at the following times:
- Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 am to noon, and then 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- Friday, September 6 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Day-of registration is available for all categories until 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. There will be an additional charge of $5.00 for all day-of registrants with the exception of Junior riders.
The Miller School of Albemarle is located just 15 minutes west of Charlottesville, VA at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
1000 Samuel Miller Loop
Charlottesville, VA 22903
As you reach the top of the main entrance, stay left at the fork and follow signs to parking in the grass field on your left.