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

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.

More info here.

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.

More info here.

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.

More info here.

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.

More info here.

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.

More information is here: http://www.bgcchallenge.org/

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.

More info here.

17th Annual Cannonball Century

Curtis Memorial Park,
58 Jesse Curtis Ln, Hartwood, VA

September 25, 2016 (Sunday)

The beautiful country side of Stafford County near historic Fredericksburg Virginia provides the ideal location for a day of cycling. Secluded woodland roads, agricultural fields and horse farms in the midst of historic locations from the colonial era and the civil war form the backdrop for the Fredericksburg Cyclists' 17th Annual Cannonball Century.

More info at http://www.bikefred.com/cannonball.

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.

More information is here: http://culpepercyclingcentury.com/

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.

More information is here: http://www.tourdebland.org/

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.

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

Tour de Midnight

2410 Granite Ridge Road - Rockville, VA 23146

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10am to 3:30pm

Tour de Midnight is a bike ride originating from Midnight Brewery in Rockville, VA supporting the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia. Come and see the beauty of the fall foilage as we traverse through Central Virginia. We will head South briefly before taking a right turn on Rockville Road and North towards Lake Anna. 100 Kilometer riders will see the farms of Rockville, the historic town of Montipilier, breath taking views like the Woodson Mill and capture 5 stunning views of Lake Anna and cross the South Anna River on their way back. Our 50 Kilometer riders will enjoy Montipilier and Rockville as well as they will turn west past Montipilier and capture the last portion of the 100KM route.

Participants will be invited to enjoy the hospitality of Midnight Brewery after their ride. Enjoy good music, excellent craft beer in a custom pint glass that all participants will get in their goodie bag. There will be food trucks for everyone to enjoy. All of this to set the stage to tell some tall tales of the day's adventures and support the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia.

More information is here: https://www.facebook.com/TourdeMidnight/

Registration is here: https://www.bikereg.com/tourdemidnight

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.

More information is here: here

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