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

Pedal the Parkway 2015

Williamsburg, VA

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 from 8 AM to 1 PM

The 18th Pedal the Parkway will be held on Saturday, May 2nd from 8 AM to 1 PM, rain or shine. During this event the Colonial Historical Parkway in Williamsburg VA is closed to automobile traffic, from Williamsburg to Jamestown, to allow bicyclists, runners and walkers to enjoy the parkway along the banks of the James River. Start at your own time, go at your own pace. Refreshments are provided mid-way. Very suitable for families with young children and totally free. Helmets are required. For more information visit www.williamsburgbikemonth.org

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/.

17th Annual Tour de Chesapeake

Mathews County, VA

May 16, 2015

The County of Mathews, the Mathews Land Conservancy, and the Mathews Visitor Center are your hosts for this event. Celebrate the arrival of spring with a weekend of scenic cycling- great FLAT routes with views of the water everywhere you turn, delicious local eats, toe-tapping music, and nice, down-home folks to help you with whatever you need!

Tour de Chesapeake is a family-friendly cycling event located in Mathews County, on Virginia's Middle Peninsula. The supported ride is all day on Saturday, but we hope you will make a weekend of it and see all Mathews has to offer. We have lined up a whole assortment of things for you to do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday too!

More information is here: http://tourdechesapeake.org

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.

Pedal Through Petals

Richmond, VA

May 30, 2015 (Saturday) at 9 am

Join us for a guided cycling tour of Richmond. Starting in Byrd Park, you will venture into Windsor Farms. At the Virginia House, stop and admire the Gillette Gardens. From there you will tour neighborhoods in the Near West End, the Fan and the Northside. Admire the architecture and beautiful trees as you tour. Stop and admire several private gardens that are not normally open for viewing. After the tour, enjoy a glass of craft beer and some delicious food. Please note: you must have a helmet to ride.

This is an event of Amy's Army of 100+ Cancer Warriors. All proceeds go for lifesaving research at VCU Massey Cancer Center.

Buy your tickets here: http://pedalthroughpetals.eventbrite.com/. Tickets are $35, or $20 for students.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555103731417291/
To make a donation, go to http://support-events.vcu.edu/goto/AmysArmy
Join our group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/AmysArmyof100
Follow Amy on her blog: http://maymontamy.blogspot.com

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.

The Artie Levin Memorial Century

Green Hill Park, Salem, VA

June 28, 2015 (Sunday) at 8:00 am

The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club is proud to present one of the most scenic and challenging century rides in the Commonwealth of Virginia. On June 28, 2015 , cycling enthusiasts from near and far will gather to celebrate the life of our club founder, Artie Levin. This annual event is dedicated to the memory of Artie's life, and his many contributions to the Roanoke Valley and surrounding communities. If 100 miles on a bicycle is hard to comprehend, there are 3 other routes (50, 38 and 15 miles) one of which should suit your interests.

The Artie Levin Memorial Century will start at the beautiful Green Hill Park located in Roanoke County and wind for 100 miles through neighboring Montgomery County. Riders will encounter 6 rated climbs, and approximately 6,000 feet of elevation gain along the way. Riders will see the highest elevation at about the halfway mark as they climb Old Catawba Mountain Road with an elevation of 2,000 feet above sea level. The full century features a few of the favorite routes of area cyclist featuring Bradshaw Road and Old Blacksburg Road.

The 50, 38 and 15-mile routes will start on the same road as the Century route and diverge along the way.

Go here for more information: http://theartie.com

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/

Rappahannock Rough Ride

Washington, VA

September 19, 2015 (Saturday) at 10 am

Take a ride through the hills of Rappahannock County in this popular bicycle event that draws participants from around the region and benefits the Faquier Free Clinic. 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 63 mile paved route.

More information here.

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