2013 Bicycle Tour of Colorado
Canon City, Colorado
June 22-29, 2013
A 444 mile loop begining and ending in Canon City, CO with a day off in the quaint town of Crested Butte. We will be visitng many unique mountain towns of Colorado during the week. We have chosen the route for the 2013 tour to provide a fun, challenging and safe ride. The BTC will be cycling over Independence, McClure, Cottonwood and Kebler Passes (26mi dirt road, or 111mi all paved option). All in the most beautiful Rocky Mountains.
We have a special promotion we would like to offer the members of Richmond Area Bicycling Association. Please print out this email and attach it to your mail in registration and receive $25 off! We also offer another discount. This is a group offer for 5 cyclists to register under a group name of your choice and 6th can go free! All the registrations must be mailed in together. Only one discount may be used.
The BTC's printable brochure is a PDF here. An image of the route is here.This year's route is especially scenic, beginning and ending in Canon City, with a day off in Crested Butte. Week long cycling events are great ways to forge strong cycling groups. Obtain group recognition by wearing your team's jersey, T-shirts, helmets or whatever else you like during the week! We encourage team spirit!
More information at www.bicycletourcolorado.com
Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Festival
July 27, 2013 (Saturday)
Brought to you by Our Community Place (OCP). The 22nd Annual Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Festival offers a variety of scenic rides for both the beginner and the more experienced rider. Ride options include 25 miles, 50 miles and a 100-mile "Century Ride" over the rolling roads of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. The rides start and finish at Our Community Place at 17 E. Johnson Street in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and all proceeds go to support OCP's programs, which help folks facing difficult life circumstances and those seeking recovery from addiction. Registration is now open on Active.com or visit the event website.
Registration is now open on Active.com or visit the event website.
Anthem Moonlight Ride
Aug. 17, 2013
Take in the sights and sounds of RVA by bike... under a full moon... with 2,000 other riders decked out in crazy lights and costumes. Then top it off with pizza, ice cream, a live concert and a Blue Moon beer (for you 21-and-uppers!). We even have plenty of exhibitors and interactive activities for the family, so you're guaranteed to have a fabulous night on the town!
With a Full Moon (17-mile) course and a Half Moon (8-mile) option, there's something for everyone. And if you're not in it for the yellow jersey, take advantage of our well-stocked rest stops on Monument Avenue and in Bryan Park .
More information is here: http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/anthem-moonlight-ride
4th Annual Tour de Frederick
For cycling enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, the Tour de Frederick features unique ride routes that showcase the beauty of Frederick County, emphasize its rich history and fosters camaraderie among the riders. When you ride the Tour de Frederick, you are also supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County.
Best Value! Choose from an all-inclusive 3-day experience that includes multiple ride options, two dinner socials, a walking Ghost Tour, two lunches, all rest stops and a souvenir performance shirt.
Or, manage your busy schedule and select the day that works for you. Single rides may be purchased for Friday, Saturday or Sunday. You'll receive a souvenir performance shirt and have the option to purchase a ticket to the Friday or Saturday night socials.
For locals, new this year is the Family Ride. Priced to be budget-friendly, this tour of downtown Frederick is designed for those with small children.
More info here: http://www.tourdefrederick.com/.
7th Annual Tour de Lion
August 24, 2013 (Saturday)
Come join us once again as we return to Ashland, Virginia to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of Richmond. This year our rides will include a 10,30,50 and, for the first time, an over-the-top 100+ to Ashland to Tappahannock ride.
As in the past, our rides are supported with signs, cue sheets, rest stops, a quick lunch at Tappahannock ( Could it be crabs or oysters this year? Have to ride to find out!) and an all you can eat meal at the finish line. Food Lion is once again our main sponsor and their associates will be going all out to dazzle you at the rest stops. Children's Hospital is very important to us and riding for the kids- well, that experience speaks for itself.
The ride from Ashland to Tappahannock has some of the most gorgeous scenery in Virginia. To register, please go to www.helpmakemiracles.org/event/tourdelions. Or respond to email@example.com for questions.
Western Maryland Wheelmen Charity Ride 2013
Aug. 24, 2013 (Saturday)
Come escape the heat in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland.
Join us at the historic C&O Canal terminus, Canal Place, in quaint, Victorian
Cumberland, Maryland. Enjoy the rolling 21 miler, the mildly hilly 37 miler or
challenge yourself with the stunning 3/4 century or the full Century. Biking in the
Western Maryland area is the Mid-Atlantic's best-kept secret! It's show-and-go with
registration from 7 to 10 am (or so...). All rides include rest stops, SAG support
and lunch at the end of the event at Canal Place.
Proceeds benefit the Maryland Salem Children's Trust. http://www.mdsalem.com/. More information at https://www.bikereg.com/Net/19103
Fletcher Valley Natural Food Store across from Park Ridge Hospital, Fletcher, NC
September 22, 2013 (Sunday)
The Hilly begins just south of Asheville, rolls through the Western North Carolina apple country, and takes a pleasurable plunge in to Bat Cave. The Century winds around the beautiful Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area. The notorious ascent of Bearwollow Mountain is a delightful asset to both routes. This year's event includes a 20ish mile route that will be set at the perfect ride level for families.
The Hilly is fully supported with SAG support, motos, well stocked rest stops, and a notoriously delicious post-ride meal. Complementary showers and swimming is available to all riders at the Leila Patterson Center located near the start area. Look forward to the addition a of a timing element for the 2013 ride.
For more information visit www.ashevilleyouthcycling.org/ridethehill/. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin's Tour of Richmond
Richmond Raceway Complex
Oct. 5, 2013
What is a Gran Fondo? "Gran Fondo" means "Big Ride" in Italian. Gran Fondos are long distance, mass-participation cycling events-not races-that are immensely popular in Italy. Participation is open to recreational and competitive amateur cyclists. All abilities are welcome! Some cyclists enter for the challenge and satisfaction of making it to the finish line; others want to push themselves and their friends!
Choose the full 102-mile Gran Fondo or the shorter 59-mile or 29-mile distances. All riders finish at Richmond Raceway Complex. Plan on joining us for the entire day because we'll celebrate your accomplishment with a big ol' feast at the raceway afterwards! It's an experience fit for a pro and open to anyone who loves to ride. .
More information is here: http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/tour-richmond