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

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

Spirit 76 Ride 2014

Bethia United Methodist Church Parking Lot
10700 Winterpock Road
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832

Sept. 6, 2014

76 mile "Fully Supported" fund-raising ride with SAG Wagons, Rest Stops, & Food to support efforts of CCHASM (Chesterfield Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry) which has served emergency needs of area residents for over 23 years. Activities include the following:

  • Over 25 Food Pantries Serving Over 8000 Families Per Year
  • Emergency Financial Assistance with Utilities, Rent/Mortgage, Auto Repair, & Medicine
  • Career Clothes Closet for Women
  • Thanksgiving Meal Gift Package Program: Serving over 7000 adults and children in 2013

For more information and registration go here and here.

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.

First Inaugural GameDay Metric Tour

Charlottesville, VA

Saturday, October 4, 2014

An USA Cycling permitted charity bike tour featuring a 30 and 62-mile route!! Stretch those legs while you wait for the big game!

Cyclists will enjoy event tee shirts, rest stops with refreshments, and a post ride tailgate celebration. With every mile you ride, you're helping to raise money to provide scholarships to incoming and currents students.

Go here for more information: http://www.gamedaymetric.com/

Martin's Tour of Richmond

Richmond Raceway Complex

Oct. 4, 2014

What is a Gran Fondo? "Gran Fondo" means "Big Ride" in Italian. Gran Fondos are long distance, mass-participation cycling events- not races- that are immensely popular in Italy. Participation is open to recreational and competitive amateur cyclists. All abilities are welcome! Some cyclists enter for the challenge and satisfaction of making it to the finish line; others want to push themselves and their friends! Choose the full 101-mile Gran Fondo or the shorter 78, 58, or 29 mile distance. It's an experience fit for a pro and open to anyone who loves to ride!

More information is here: http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/tour-richmond

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

Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 Century

Kinder Farm Park (Start and Finish)
1001 Kinder Farm Park Rd, Millersville, MD 21108

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Anne Arundel County Lifeline 100 Century Ride offers a unique organized ride experience for cyclists of all levels with 100, 56 and 15 mile route options as well as a family fun ride around Kinder Farm Park. These paved routes wind throughout scenic Anne Arundel County including views of downtown Annapolis, the Severn River, southern Anne Arundel County, BWI/Marshall airport and more! We also welcome the entire community at an all day Make Health Happen Community Health Fair at Kinder Farm Park with representatives from the Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition. More information at www.lifeline100.com.

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