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

Culpeper Gran Fondo

Culpeper, VA

July 30, 2016

The Culpeper Gran Fondo began in 2015 with rave reviews; in 2016 it will kick off the Culpeper Endurance Festival with 32, 62 and 100 mile options. Join fellow cyclists on low traffic, country roads that wind through horse country, farmland, forests, trout streams and vineyards all within sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Each distance is fully supported with mechanics and well stocked aid stations. All rides start at 7:30am with a mass start.

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Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge

Monterey, VA

August 6, 2016

Highland County's annual event features 4 courses of different ability levels - 27 miles, 53 miles, 67 miles and 105 miles - covering 2 States, 3 Counties, 9 mountains and over 13,720 feet of climbing.

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Tour de Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

August 12-14, 2016

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. This event has grown dramatically since its inception and over 500 participants are expected this year. When you ride the Tour de Frederick, you are also supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County.

You can also see also the only High Wheel race in the US on Aug 13. Find out more about it at

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2016 Covered Bridge Metric Century, presented by Lancaster Bicycle Club

Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster Campus, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

The Covered Bridge Metric Century is a classic Pennsylvania bicycle ride now in its 38th year. It offers beautiful routes of 100k, 50k, and 25k, covering some of the most scenic cycling terrain anywhere. Each route traverses through covered bridges and past Amish farms. The routes all cover rolling terrain with only moderate climbing. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club's grant program which has donated over $275,000 for bike-related initiatives since 1999. Plus, the Club donates funds that go directly to restoring the beloved covered bridges of Lancaster County. We've made some changes this year, including revised routes and revamped rest stop offerings. Registration is now open at

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Lakes and Grapes Century

Fredricksburg, VA

September 10, 2016

The Lakes and Grapes Century ride will include the Stonewall Jackson shrine, picturesque views of Lake Anna and the Lake Anna Winery. For those riding the 50 and 75 miler you don't get the lake but you do get the Shrine and the rest stop at the award-winning Lake Anna Winery. Taste some of the finest wine in Virginia. Buy your favorites and have the bottles delivered to you at the finish line.

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Shenandoah Valley Century

September 11, 2016

A valley tradition with ride options for 25, 50, and 100 or more miles. Scenic vistas, small towns, beautiful farms, quiet roads, and more. All routes are paved and have low traffic volume. Ride at your own pace, the route will be patrolled by automobile sag to provide assistance as needed. A food and drink stop is provided every 25 miles and at the midpoint of the 25-mile ride.

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Surry Century Ride

Surry, VA

September 17, 2016

Experience the heart of Southeastern Virginia by bike. See rural towns, farmland, historic plantations, and very few cars. The Surry Century ride begins at the Surry Athletic Field behind the Surry Courthouse. During your visit enjoy Chippokes Plantation State Park and historic Bacon's Castle.

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Rappahannock Rough Ride

Washington, VA

September 17, 2016

Take a ride through the hills of Rappahannock County in this popular bicycle event. Multiple route options range from a family friendly 12 mile loop through Little Washington and Flint Hill, two paved/unpaved road Rough Ride options to the full 60 mile paved route. Proceeds benefit the Fauquier Free Clinic. Registration to begin at the end of January, first week in February.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia Cycling Challenge

Crozet, VA

September 18, 2016

The ride begins at the Swim Club located at 380 Claremont Ln., Crozet, VA 22932. The full ride sets off at 8am and has four, fully supported, scenic routes available with mile options of 25, 50, 75, and 100. Aid stations are stocked with food, drinks, and energy items as well as our famous and amazing volunteers. Routes are clearly marked and directed with course marshals at every turn. There is an 8 mile family ride and 25, 50, 75 and 100 mile options. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia which supports over 2,000 local youth by offering over 1,500 hours of programs each year in six different Clubs.

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Jeremiah Bishop's Gran Fondo

Harrisonburg, VA

September 25, 2016

The route begins in Harrisonburg, Virginia and covers approximately 107 miles, featuring over 11,000 feet of climbing. While the Alpine Loop is a challenge, it's an adventure suitable for VERY fit cycling enthusiasts. You don't need to be a racer to tackle these mountains! In fact, well prepared riders who set a brisk steady pace and take full advantage of the rest station amenities are sure to reach the Finish Line with smiles! There are two timed KOM/QOM sections.

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Culpeper Cycling Century

Culpeper, VA

October 1, 2016

Located in Culpeper, ride the scenic roads of Culpeper with 35, 65 and 100 mile options. This ride benefits the Culpeper Recreation Foundation, Inc. (a 501(c) 3 non-profit) as they strive to achieve their mission of promoting recreation in Culpeper County.

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Tour de Bland

Bland, VA

October 8, 2016

The Tour de Bland is an annual road cycling ride and 5k run to support the fundraising efforts for the Relay For Life in Bland County, VA. The entire event is hosted by employees and friends of ABB's Dry-type Transformer factory located just a few blocks from the starting line. There are 15, 37, 73, and 100 mile ride options through beautiful fall county roads and depending on your route, climbs up and over 4 mountains.

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Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival

Staunton, VA

October 14-16, 2016

A full weekend of riding- constant vistas of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains enhance your enjoyment of the scenic countryside of the Shenandoah Valley. The event annually draws over 600 riders from up and down the mid-Atlantic states and beyond- was recently featured in 2014 U.S. News and World Report's Travel as one of America's Best Fall Bike Rides. Choose from 13 different routes of varying degrees of difficulty. There's everything from a 6.4-mile family route on Saturday to a 100-miler "century" on Sunday. All routes open at 8 a.m. and close at 4 p.m., with a long, rolling lunch break each day.

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Between the Waters Ride

Cape Charles, Virginia

October 22, 2016

The Between the Waters Bike Tour is sponsored by Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES) and winds through interesting historic towns and communities and along back roads to scenic rest stops that overlook the Atlantic seaside and the Chesapeake Bay. The start/finish locations rotate between Wachapreague, Nassawadox, Onancock and Cape Charles. Riders have a choice of 20, 40, 60 or 100-mile routes with staggered start times.

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