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

15th Annual Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge

Highland County, Virginia

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

The 2014 Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 2nd in beautiful Highland County, Virginia. The yearly event features 2 States, 3 Counties, 9 mountains, 105 miles, and over 13,000 feet of climb. The challenge features 4 courses of different ability level, they include:

  • Blue Grass Valley Ride: 27 miles of rolling valley hills
  • Two State Short Ride: 53 miles and 4 mountains to climb
  • Two State Long Ride: follow the century ride for 54 miles then add the Blue Grass Valley ride for a total of 67 miles with 4 mountains to climb
  • Century: 2 States, 3 counties, 9 mountains, over 100 miles and 13,720 feet to climb

Open Registration is available the night before and day of the event.

Go here for more information: http://www.highlandcountyrecreation.org/mountain-mama-road-bike-challenge.html.

Anthem Moonlight Ride

Richmond, Virginia

Aug. 16, 2014

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

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!

REGISTER Today!

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

Lakes and Grapes Century

Fredericksburg, VA

September 6, 2014 (Saturday)

The 2014 Fredericksburg Orthopedic Associates Lakes and Grapes Century ride will continue its tradition of bringing you an outstanding route along Virginia's rural roads. This year's Century ride will include 5 different picturesque views of Lake Anna. Plus, for those riding the 50, 75 or 100 miler we will have a 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. (Don't forget to bring a credit card or money so you don't miss out on your soon-to-be favorite wines.)

And new for this year's 20 miler a guided ride. For those new to cycling, this year's guided 20 miler will be the perfect course for you as a ride leader will be with you all the way. This is your perfect opportunity to ride with an experienced ride leader and become familiar with cycling on roads in Virginia.

And just like last year, we will be providing some of the best post-ride food of any century ride. So come out on Sept. 6th and join us on the rural roads of Virginia and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Anna.

Start and Finish for all courses will from the Ron Rosner Family YMCA at 5700 Smith Station Road, Fredericksburg, VA, 22407.

More information at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lakes-and-grapes-century-2014-registration-8622338647?aff=posterflyer

Bike MS: Ride Virginia 2014

Richmond to Williamsburg, VA

Sept. 6 & 7, 2014

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

Registration Fee: $45 (Accommodations not included)

More information is here: www.irideforMS.org or call 757-319-4253.

Bike Shenandoah Cycle for Service

Harrisonburg, VA

September 20, 2014

Gear up for the 2014 ride! We're excited to announce the 17th annual Bike Shenandoah! Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 20, 2014, and join us.

Come to challenge yourself or just have a good time for 5, 15, 30, 62, or 100 miles on two wheels in the Shenandoah Valley. You'll be in good company on rides designed for both the seasoned cyclist and first-time rider of any age.

When you do, you'll raise funds for Mennonite Central Committee, Virginia Mennonite Missions, MennoMedia, Bridge of Hope, Roberta Webb Child Care Center, NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center, and Our Community Place.

More info here: http://bikeshenandoah.org/

15th Annual Cannonball Century

Curtis Memorial Park in Hartwood, Va.

Sunday, Sept 28, 2014

Come and join the Fredericksburg Cyclists Club for their 15th Annual Cannonball Century starting at Curtis Memorial Park in Hartwood, Va. 30, 67, 102 mile options available with great rest stops and a free lunch. Registration is available on active.com and bikereg.com. Fee is $35.00 until Sept. 20th, $50 day of ride

For questions contact Morgan Jenkins at himorgan1210@gmail.com.

9th Annual Northern Neck RiverRide

Belle Isle State Park, VA

October 4, 2014

There's more news to come as Lancaster County's wonderful Belle Isle State Park becomes our new headquarters! Camping and RV'ing on site along with kayaking, birding and hiking. Our family ride will be routed within the park itself.

Saturday, October 4th is the day for riding & fun. Bring your family and friends for an English, Metric, One-Third Century or Family Route along the flat back roads of the Northern Neck. More details to come on the details of the events . . . . . . .

  • Saturday Ride
  • Great Scenery and Historical Sites
  • FREE Breakfast
  • RV & Tent Camping Available: (Click to reserve your space NOW)
  • SAG Support
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Available
  • Blocked Rooms at Host Hote
  • Multiple Route Choices
  • Families Welcome

More info here.

Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

On Saturday, October 18, 2014 Best Buddies will host the fifth annual Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C., a five-star, family friendly charity cycling event with three cycling options: 100 miles; lead by Tour de France legend, George Hincapie, 100K (62 miles) or 20 miles.

Hundreds of participants will ride, walk or run together to raise funds and awareness for Best Buddies, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

The event also features a 5K walk/run led by nine-time Olympics gold medalist Carl Lewis. The Challenge starts at the base of the Washington Monument on the National Mall and ends at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia. Upon arrival at Morven Park, hot showers, massages and refreshments will be offered. Twenty mile cyclists, 5K walkers and runners will be transported to the finish line by motor coach where they will enjoy an awards ceremony featuring inspiring speeches by our Buddy Ambassadors, a gourmet lunch, open bar and a private concert.

Go here for more information: http://www.bestbuddieschallenge.org/dc

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