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

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

6th Annual Tour de Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

August 14-16

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. This event has grown dramatically since its inception and over 500 participants are expected this year. When you ride the Tour de Frederick, you are also supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County.

You can also see also the only High Wheel race in the US on Aug 15. Find out more about it at www.highwheelrace.com

More info here: http://www.tourdefrederick.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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