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

Pedal the Parkway

Williamsburg, VA

May 6, 2017
8 am-1 pm

Cycle, run or walk along the shores of the scenic James River on the Colonial Parkway between start locations at Newport Ave. and the Jamestown Settlement. .

The 20th Pedal the Parkway is FREE and will be held rain or shine. Nine miles of empty, car-free pavement will allow you to start at your own time, proceed at your own pace and enjoy refreshments at the midway point. This is a great ride to introduce young family members to the joys of road cycling. Learn more about this and all the daily May Bike Month events at or find us on Facebook .

More info here. You can also contact Nancy Carter

Ride For Operation Rise & Conquer to Support Our Wounded Warriors

Glen Allen, VA

May 6, 2017, 7:30:00 EDT

RABA member Jeff Nicklas has posted the following:

David Martin who is coordinating this ride informed me he has 74 riders signed up so far (4/7/2017). Their goal is 200 riders. I told him with 1,000 RABA members and our friends we should easily be able to get at least 300 riders. The ride start and finish is Winn's Baptist Church right on the ABC route so we already have many riders in the area.

The entry fee is only $25 and 100% of the proceeds go to the programs to support these incredible people who have lost limbs fighting to protect our freedom to ride bikes whenever we want. Some of them will be participating in the ride on specially adapted bikes and will be there personally to thank you for your support. They are great people with great attitudes and don't want any pity, simply your support to help them adapt to their new reality. I get weepy just thinking about it.

Each of us has great organizations doing great work that we support - bravo!! Personally, I have never felt better about supporting an organization than this one. The rest of these patriotic heroes lives are drastically changed forever because they were brave enough to put themselves in harms way to protect our freedom that frankly, I had never really thought about and simply took for granted.

After the ride Mission BBQ will be serving up lunch. If you've never had Mission BBQ - its awesome.

BTW, to show their gratitude and support for our Wounded Warriors, STATE WATER HEATERS is picking up the tab for lunch insuring that 100% of your entry fee goes to the Warriors program.

The ride and lunch will go on regardless of weather. But even if we get rained out, who cares. The lunch will still happen and we're supporting great people who really need our support. And it's only $25.

Please register ASAP as David needs an accurate count for Mission's preparation.

Register at

Pedal through Petals

Richmond, VA

,May 7, 2017 (Sunday)

This family-friendly fundraiser benefiting Massey Cancer Center features a leisurely, flat, 7 mile bike ride that stops in gorgeous gardens in downtown RVA and Church Hill. Live bands, beer and wine garden, food trucks, massages and yoga, plus over $10,000 raffle prizes! Whether your family rides or not, they will enjoy the Family Fun Zone with bounce castle, face painting, balloons, spinning prize wheel, crafts table, and more. Volunteer as a ride leader, and bring your whole family too! Volunteer and buy tickets at

DC Bike Ride 2017

Washington, DC

May 14, 2017

DC Bike Ride, the region's premier scenic urban bike ride, invites your members to cruise through the District on May 14 as part of ongoing National Bike Month celebrations.

Make the drive to D.C. for the perfect family-friendly activity on Mother's Day. DC Bike Ride offers a unique, recreational car-free tour of our nation's capital. Riders will pedal by some of the capital's most-recognizable sites, including the Washington Monument, the White House and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Participants will conclude their journey with a post-ride celebration on Pennsylvania Avenue near the United States Capitol. (The 2017 course can be found at

If your organization is interested in participating, please let the sponsors know and they will send you a discount code for your members to use. They will extend the Early Bird price of $50 throughout the entire registration period to your riders.

More info here.

Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek

Greenbrier River Trail State Park, Marlinton, WV

May 18 - 21, 2017

This year we are celebrating our 30th Anniversary! Join us for a 3-day, 100-mile ride on the Greenbrier River Trail. Cyclists with varying levels of experience are invited. All meals, lodging and transportation included, as well as sag service, medics and mechanics.

There is a non-refundable registration fee and riders are required to raise $500 in pledges. Funds raised will benefit the American Lung Association in West Virginia to support its mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through research, advocacy and education.

This year's event will be held at Greenbrier River Trail State Park.

More info here.

Tour de Chespeake

Mathews County, VA

May 20, 2017

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.

More info here.

Storming Thunder Ridge

Lynchburg, VA

May 21, 2017

Storming of Thunder Ridge starts in Lynchburg and is a fund-raiser benefiting the YMCA of Central Virginia. This is a challenging ride in the Blue Ridge Mountains with 27, 45, 75 and 100 mile options. Riders can take advantage of the YMCA amenities: shower facilities, whirlpool, and swimming pools.

More info here.

The 6th Annual 2017 Broadcreek Bike and Brew

Laurel, Delaware

June 3, 2017 (Saturday)

All routes start and end in Laurel Delaware. Choose from a 15-mile, 25-mile, 50-mile, Metric or Century route. Completion of the ride is optional. Designated rest stops with restrooms, beverages and light snacks. Dogfish Head Beer and chicken barbeque provided.

Sag Wagon* support available from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for injured or broken down cyclists. All participants must complete an event waiver prior to participating in the ride. Participants 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the route and must wear a helmet.

The ride will take place rain or shine. However, if extreme weather is forecasted, the Bike Tour may be cancelled. No refunds will be given for any reason.

After Party will be located at Janosik Park at the Broad Creek Water. Food, Beer, water and soft drinks will be available.

More info here.

Tour de Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

August 11-13, 2017

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. The ride is Aug 12-13 and begins at the Walkersville Fire Hall on August 12 wtih 10, 35, 62, and 100 mile routes and end with an awesome Finish Line Party. Sunday offers the History ride in downtown Frederick.

More info here:

The NightMare Tour

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Sat. August 12th, 2017

Distance: 111, 177, 200, 225 miles & 24 hrs.

This ride goes around the perimeter of scenic Lancaster and part of Berks counties in Pennsylvania. The ride distances are 111, 177, 200, 225 miles and 24 hrs. with 8900 to 22,000 ft of climb. This event has been going on for over 2 decades plus. The Mother of them all. A MUST for the serious cyclist. Register at the website more than a week in advance. No day of registration.

More info here.

2017 Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic, presented by Lancaster Bicycle Club

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

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic (formerly Covered Bridge Metric Century) will be held August 20, 2017 in Lancaster, PA. It offers beautiful routes of 100 miles, 62 miles, 31 miles, and 15 miles. The 100 mile route option, which offers challenging climbing, is new for 2017. Each route traverses through covered bridges and past Amish farms. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club's grant program which has donated over $275,000 for bike-related initiatives and covered bridge preservation since 1999.

More information is here
Register here

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