Richmond Area Bicycling Association Non-RABA Events Non-RABA Cycling Related Events

Pedal the Parkway 2014

Williamsburg, VA

Saturday, May 3rd 2014 from 8 AM to 1 PM

Pedal the Parkway is held on the Colonial Parkway section running from Williamsburg's Newport Ave entrance to Jamestown.

Pedal the Parkway will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The National Park Service closes the Colonial Parkway to motor vehicles from Williamsburg to Jamestown for cyclists, runners and walkers of all ages to enjoy a car free Parkway. In 2012, over 1000 people enjoyed the beautiful scenery along the Parkway during this event. New in 2014, an Outdoor Activity Expo located at the ECO Discovery Park will be held to promote outdoor recreation and healthy living activities.

Your local bicycling club, Williamsburg Area Bicyclists (WAB) is once again organizing the 17th Annual Pedal the Parkway to provide an enjoyable experience along the historic and temporarily car-free Colonial Parkway.

Fun, free, and family-friendly alongside the beautiful James River. Non-competitive, start at your own time, go at your own pace. Free bicycle helmets for children at the ECO Discovery Park while they last. Suitable for young families, special-needs athletes.

Need more Info?
Contact: Nancy Carter,, 757-229-4907

Cap 2 Cap

Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia

May 10, 2014

Help the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation make the Virginia Capital Trail a world-class adventure by joining us for another year of the fabulous Capital to Capital Bike Event. The ride traverses some of the most stunning scenery Virginia has to offer, as cyclists pedal through 400 years of history between Richmond and Williamsburg, Va. Enjoy well-stocked rest stops, awesome volunteers, delicious lunch, BEER, a vendor expo, and live entertainment -- a full day of outdoor fitness and fun!

Distances include Quarter-, Half-, and Full-Century rides, plus a 15-Mile Fun Ride, through picturesque Central Virginia countryside.

This event starts from Richmond or Williamsburg, Virginia -- visit our website for full details and to register today!

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38th Annual Knotts Island Century

Chesapeake, VA

May 17, 2014

The Tidewater Bicycle Association proudly presents its signature event, the 38h Annual Knotts Island Century ride. One of the ride's highlights is that the English and Metric Century both cross the Currituck Sound on the North Carolina State Ferry, from opposite sides.

This year's registration includes SAG support, tasty food/rest stops, sports drinks, cue sheets and well-marked routes. Also included is a post ride meal for each rider and volunteer. An optional commemorative T-Shirt is also available.

  • Great opportunity for a ride with family and friends
  • Great Training Ride for Upcoming Special Events such as the MS150, Tour de Cure, and breakaway rides
  • Ride with a Group, even if you are alone!
  • Funds raised by the KI Century help further TBA's education and advocacy efforts.

For $55.00 there are 5 route options for 2 English Centuries, 2 metric centuries, and a 30 mile family ride.

More information, map, and registration is here:

Storming of Thunder Ridge

Lynchburg VA

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Come Experience riding the Blue Ridge Parkway ...

Beacon Credit Union and the YMCA invite YOU to join your friends and fellow cyclists in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia on Sunday, May 18 for the fifth annual Storming of Thunder Ridge road ride. This well-supported event offers camaraderie and challenge for every rider's ability with a choice of 27, 45, 75 and 100 mile routes as you ride at your own pace along safe and scenic well-marked country roads. Both the 27 & 45 miler routes follow a course of rolling hills and meandering back roads. A longer 75 & 100 mile route tests rider stamina with a 13 mile ascent to Apple Orchard Mountain , the highest peak of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia . For an epic day in the saddle, the 100-mile route boasts over 9000 feet of climbing. Your registration helps fund the Community Support Campaign of the YMCA of Central Virginia. Included are cue sheets, fully stocked rest stops, mechanical support, and monitoring of riders along the course.

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Bike MS: Virginia's Ocean to Bay Ride

May 31-June 1, 2014

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Lancaster Farmland Trust's Pedal to Preserve 2014

New Holland, PA

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Celebrate farmland preservation with Lancaster Farmland Trust's Pedal to Preserve 2014. With distances of 6, 20, and 51 miles, these 3 leisure routes provide scenic views of more than 75 preserved farms in the heart of beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. For families, novice riders, and experienced cyclists, this event offers fun for all ages and abilities. Pedal to Preserve 2013 is a leisure ride, not a race. Marked routes, SAG support, breakfast snacks, rest stops, and lunch are included in your registration.

Garden Spot Village
433 South Kinzer Avenue
New Holland, PA 17557

Time: Registration begins at 7 AM, 8 am departure for 51 mile, 9 AM departure for 20 mile and 9:30 AM departure for 6 mile ride.


Questions? Contact Lancaster Farmland Trust at 717-687-8484 or

5th Annual Tour de Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

August 15-17

Ready to ride? On Friday, August 15th-Sunday, August 17th, Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County will host the 5th annual Tour de Frederick. Which ride will you choose -- the eight mile history tour of Fredericktowne, the legendary Covered Bridges tour or the challenging ride up to Catoctin Mountains?

With all-inclusive pricing, enjoy three days of bicycle rides, socials and mixing with other riders from across the Mid-Atlantic area. 100% of proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County, and only the Tour de Frederick showcases the best that Frederick County has to offer!

It's all for the kids! This will be a jam packed weekend full of fun, friends, and fundraising. REGISTER NOW!

New for 2014, riders can now create their own teams and join together with customized jerseys showing their team name. Participants will compete to see who can raise the most in pledges, which team has the most riders and other fun elements.

Quick FAQ-full details, click here.

  • SIGN UP by June 15th so you have your jersey to wear on ride day.
  • Teams will have their unique logo or name on a customized cycling jersey
  • Teams must have a minimum of 6 riders and the sky is the limit for maximum
  • Riders will also receive event tee shirt and other cool cycling stuff
  • Prizes will be awarded for most dollars raised by an individual and as a team, as well as for the largest team
  • Team Member Registration is $25 with a minimum $200 in pledges; the sky is the limit on the maximum!


Help kids- Great Futures Start at Boys & Girls Club!

Bike MS: Ride Virginia

September 6 and 7, 2014

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