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

22th Annual Tarwheel Century

Camden, North Carolina

April 18, 2015 (Saturday)

Ride the River City Cycling Club's 22nd Annual TarWheel Century and tune up for the Hampton Roads Tour de Cure with 33, 62, and 100 mile ride options. Experience Great Roads and Scenery, the Same Excellent Support - SAG, and the Very BEST Food Stops!

Start: sweet potato ham biscuits, banana bread, coffee, etc.
SAG 1: famous deviled eggs, etc.
SAG 2: lots of goodies, etc.
SAG 3: fruit smoothies, to-the-finish energy shots
Finish: hot dogs and drinks...

After the Ride: Massages and Showers Available

More information here.

Hibiscus Ride

Vero Beach, Florida

April 18, 2015

The Hibiscus Ride will offer multiple routes all designed to highlight the beautiful scenery of Indian River County, including ocean and lagoon views, and historic neighborhoods. Join fellow cyclists on the best routes around Vero Beach and surrounding areas for either 100 miles, 68 miles, 32 miles, or 11 miles.

The 32, 68, and 100 mile rides are fully supported with multiple SAG stops and a rolling support vehicle provided by Orchid Island Bikes and Kayaks. Note: These are rides, not races. Our goal is to provide an enjoyable, safe event for all pace groups and riding styles. Bicycle helmets are required for all riders. Come on out and join us for a fun time on bikes!

Go here for more information.

Michael's Ride- 2015

Waynesboro, VA

April 24, 2015

Michael's Ride 2015 will be a 62-mile (metric century) cycling event. The ride will start at 0745 from the Fishburne Military School Front Parapet on Fri, 24 April 2015 to kick off the Alumni Weekend 2015 celebrations.

Registration fee is $35/rider. Riders are also welcome to donate to the scholarship fund or to raise funds for this great cause by recruiting personal sponsors. 100% of all funds raised go directly to the Michael Woodard Memorial Scholarship Fund.

In 2008, Mario Woodard made the first Michael's Ride from Fishburne Military School to Richmond, VA in order to raise the funds to establish the Michael Woodard Memorial Scholarship. Since that time, the event has grown and evolved into a family-friendly event held for a great cause.

Michael's Ride began as a 100 mile "century" cycling event held to honor the life of Michael Woodard (FMS '07), his love for the corps and to raise money for the Woodard Memorial Scholarship that is awarded at graduation.

In 2014, Michael's also partnered with Waynesboro's Tour de Valley in August. A check for $1000 from the proceeds from that ride was donated back to the Michael Woodard Memorial Scholarship Fund, helping Michael's ride to continue to grow.

Go here for more information.

Cap 2 Cap

Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia

May 9, 2015

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!

Go to http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/cap2cap-ride/.

Storming of Thunder Ridge

Lynchburg VA

Sunday, May 17, 2015

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 17 for the sixth 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. Indoor and Outdoor Camping is available on Saturday night, May 16th.

Hurry and Register EARLY -- RATES INCREASE on JAN 1st and MAY 1st and this ride has a rider limit of 600 riders !!!! Day Of Registration is ACCEPTED !!! Event is held rain or shine. No Refunds.

Our Website is: www.stormingofthunderridge.org

Spring Loco Ride

Leesburg, VA

May 17, 2015 (Sunday)

Join us for the 3rd LOCO Ride, featuring three routes of 25 to 70 miles through scenic Loudoun County. Select from three ride length options - 25, 50 or 70 miles. (Routes to be announced shortly). Enjoy beautiful scenery with great support stops along the way with tasty homemade nutrition! On ride day, choose challenging or easier route options depending on your goals. Challenge yourself with two Strava segments- one flat section and one hill climb!

Proceeds benefit Friends of Homeless Animals.

Go here for more information.

Bike MS: Virginia's Ocean to Bay Ride

Cape Charles

May 30 & May 31, 2015

Enjoy the scenic roads of Virginia's Eastern Shore as you pedal along with other cyclists riding to create a world free of MS! You'll love the flat terrain as you travel through the quaint towns, pedal past corn fields, and experience the serene beauty of the Shore. This fun and safe ride is fully supported with rest stops every 10-15 miles, Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles, medics, and bike mechanics from sponsoring bike shops.

We conclude the first day at YMCA Camp Silver Beach in Jamesville, VA where cyclists can enjoy a delicious cookout, massages, musical entertainment and an evening program. Sunday's route heads cyclists back to Cape Charles, VA for another fun finish line celebration. The sense of accomplishment that you'll feel as you cross the finish line can only be matched by the knowledge that you are making a difference in the lives of people affected by MS. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to a vision of a world free of MS. Your participation in Bike MS provides help for today and hope for tomorrow by funding education programs, support services, advocacy, and research.

Participant Requirements: To participate and obtain a rider number all cyclists must

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the day of the ride
  • Collect a minimum of $300 in donations
  • Complete a Bike MS Waiver and Safety Pledge

Route Options

  • One Day (Saturday): 36, 75, or 100 miles.
    • Start: Cape Charles
    • Finish: YMCA Camp Silver Beach (Return shuttle provided to start.)
  • Two Day:36, 75, or 100 miles each day
    • Start: Cape Charles
    • Overnight: YMCA Camp Silver Beach (Return shuttle provided to start.)
    • Finish: Cape Charles

More information is here: http://bikevar.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=25270.

Bike MS: Ride Virginia 2015

Richmond to Williamsburg, VA

June 6 & 7, 2015

Enjoy the beautiful roads winding through the heart of Virginia as you pedal along with other cyclists riding to create a world free of MS! You'll love the scenery as you travel past historic sites and rustic farmlands embarking on an unforgettable journey. This fun and safe ride is fully supported with rest stops every 10-15 miles, Support and Gear (SAG) vehicles, medics, and bike mechanics from sponsoring bike shops.

We conclude the first day in historic Williamsburg, VA where cyclists enjoy a scrumptious feast, massages, musical entertainment and an evening program. Sunday's route heads cyclists back to Richmond, VA for another fun finish line celebration. The sense of accomplishment that you'll feel as you cross the finish line can only be matched by the knowledge that you are making a difference in the lives of people affected by MS.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to a vision of a world free of MS. Your participation in Bike MS provides help for today and hope for tomorrow by funding education programs, support services, advocacy, and research.

Participant Requirements: To participate and obtain a rider number all cyclists must

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the day of the ride
  • Collect a minimum of $300 in donations
  • Complete a Bike MS Waiver and Safety Pledge

Route Options

  • One Day (Sunday): 25 or 50 miles. Start & Finish: Richmond
  • Two Day: 75 or 100 miles each day: Start: Richmond; Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (50 Kingsmill Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185); Sunday Finish: Richmond

More information is here: http://bikevar.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/VARBikeEvents?fr_id=25368&pg=entry.

Cycle Greater Yellowstone

Red Lodge, Montana

August 15-22, 2015

Cycle Greater Yellowstone (CGY) is a fully supported bicycle tour traveling through unique and charming western towns for 7 days, covering approximately 75 miles per day, all in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Cycle Greater Yellowstone supports the work of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem now and for future generations.

Registration for CGY 2015 is open. Click here to register now and secure your seat next summer!

Go here for more information- http://cyclegreateryellowstone.com/

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