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

Ladies Night at Conte's Bike Shop

1212 Alverser Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23112

Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Come to a women'ssocial meet and greet for cyclists hosted by Conte's Bicycle Shop and Liv Ambassador, Kaylee Bohannon. There'll be time for questions and answers and you'll learn how to fix a flat.

See the event flyer here

Appalachian Spring Ride

Raphine, VA

April 23, 2016

Located in Rockbridge County in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, Appalachian Spring Ride is an ideal blend of beautiful scenery, friendly riders, delicious BBQ, and fantastic Virginia wine! Riders enjoy the flexibility of the routes. Designed in a cloverleaf with parking and aid station in the center, you can choose to ride any or all of the four routes to build a personal route of between 20 to 100 miles

Go here for more information.

Powhatan Historic Bike Tour

Powhatan, VA

April 24, 2016

Annual Powhatan Historic Bike Tour to benefit the Free Clinic of Powhatan. The tour has three rides designed to appeal to cyclists of all abilities. The rides include a 100 mile century, a 62 mile metric century and a 31 mile half metric century. All three bike tours are on gently rolling, country roads with scenic views. Additionally, fully stocked rest stops will be provided at unique historic sites along the routes.

More info here.

Pedal the Parkway 2016

Williamsburg, VA

Saturday, May 7th 2016 from 8 AM to 1 PM

Cycle, run or hike along the shores of the scenic James River from Jamestown to Williamsburg, or vice versa. The 19th Pedal the Parkway is totally FREE and will be held from 8 AM to 1 PM on Saturday, May 7th, 2016, rain or shine. Eight miles of empty, car free pavement will be waiting for you and your family to have fun in the great outdoors. This is a great ride to introduce younger family members to the joys of road cycling. Start at your own time, proceed at your own pace, enjoy refreshments at the midway point. For more information please visit or find us on Facebook.


Williamsburg, Richmond, Charles City

May 14, 2016

Richmond to Williamsburg and Williamsburg to Richmond and back. Take in the abundant beauty as the route brings you through Civil and Revolutionary War battlefields and across farmland that remains largely unchanged since our country's colonial days. When available along your chosen route, please hop on the newly completed, beautiful Virginia Capital Trail and enjoy a safe spin on this world-class amenity!

More info here.

Tour de Madison

Syria, VA

May 21, 2016

Ride through the rolling hills and country side of historic Madison County. There are 20, 45 and 65 mile ride options. This is a fully supported event.

More info here.

Tour de Chespeake

Mathews County, VA

May 21, 2016

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 22, 2016

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.

Mountains of Misery

Newport, VA

May 29, 2016

Mountains of Misery is a challenging bike ride for dedicated road cyclists through the heart of southwest Virginia. The annual timed event features century (100+ mi) and double-metric century (200 km/124+ mi) options- both ending in a tough, four-mile 12%-16% graded climb to the finish. Join the post-ride celebration, including lots of food with plenty of time to relax and enjoy your accomplishments with all your cycling friends.

More info here.

Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads

Richmond or Smithfield

June 4-5, 2016

Choose from two start locations - Richmond or Smithfield:

  • 1-Day Loop Routes depart from Richmond (25 or 50 miles) and Smithfield on Sunday, June 5th.
  • 2-Day Routes depart from Richmond (75 or 100 miles/day) and Smithfield (43, 75, or 100 miles/day) and meet in Williamsburg on June 4th, returning from Williamsburg to the start locations on June 5th.

To register or for more details:

This is the inaugural Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads, combining the former Bike MS: Ride Virginia, Bike MS: Virginia's Ocean to Bay Ride, and Bike MS: Tour de Vine.

Bike MS is the number one fundraising cycling series in the nation. To date, Bike MS cyclists, volunteers and donors have raised over $1 billion so people affected by Multiple Sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what's been lost and end MS forever. With each pedal stroke you'll be helping us reach our goal-a world free of MS.

Jamestown Gran Fondo

Jamestown, VA

June 11, 2016

The Jamestown Gran Fondo is ideally situated in the heart of Virginia's Historic Triangle. This beautiful ride rapidly takes you on to low traffic, country roads where the pavement is nice and the hills are small. After finishing everyone can enjoy BBQ and beer by the finish line next to the Jamestown Settlement. Don't miss out on this wonderful time of year to be in Williamsburg, VA.

More info here.

Big Pencil to Big Walker Charity Ride

Wytheville, VA

June 18, 2016

The Big Pencil to Big Walker Charity Ride - Proceeds benefit HOPE, an umbrella human services organization delivering housing and anti-poverty programs to the southwest Virginia counties of Wythe, Bland, Carroll, Smyth and Grayson and the City of Galax. The ride begins near downtown Wytheville and the iconic Wytheville Office Supply "Big Pencil" before heading out through the pastoral counties of Wythe and Bland with one, two or three climbs of Big Walker Mountain. There is a metric century 62 miles (3 climbs up Big Walker Mtn), 44 miles (2 climbs) and 32 mile (1 climb).

More info here.

The Artie Levin Memorial Century

Salem, VA

June 26, 2016

The Blue Ridge Bicycle Club is proud to present one of the most scenic and challenging century rides in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Cycling enthusiasts from near and far 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. Registration starts in February.

More info here.

Bike Virginia Tour

Woodstock and Harrisonburg, VA

June 24-29, 2016

This is the 29th annual event with a pilgrimage to one of Virginia's most prized cycling areas- the Shenandoah Valley region, as seen through the areas surrounding Woodstock and Harrisonburg! The focus is on great riding, relaxing, entertainment, exploration, fun and just the right services to keep you happy and comfortable. Come for a day, three days (weekend or weekday), or the whole 6-day adventure!

More info here.

Gran Fondo Alleghany

Covington & Clifton Forge, VA

July 9, 2016

Come to scenic Covington and Clifton Forge in the Alleghany Highlands region of Virginia for this annual event. Easily accessible from Interstate 64. The Alleghany Highlands' majestic peaks and picturesque valleys might be mistaken for a region of France or Germany. With electronic chip timing, a King of the Mountains competition, and a mass start, all the elements of the classic European Gran Fondo will be here stateside and served up with southern hospitality. Registration to begin in mid-January. This is a fully supported timed event.

More info here.

Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge

Monterey, VA

August 6, 2016

Highland County's annual event features 4 courses of different ability levels - 27 miles, 53 miles, 67 miles and 105 miles - covering 2 States, 3 Counties, 9 mountains and over 13,720 feet of climbing.

More info here.

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.

Colonial Fondo

Williamsburg, VA

September 25, 2016

The Colonial Fondo is a 50- and 70-mile ride led by Cannondale-Garmin pro rider Ted King. The course is challenging - but fun - with rolling hills, finishing with the final miles on the historic Colonial Parkway. The ride begins and ends at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitor Center.

More info here.

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.

Martin's Tour of Richmond

Richmond Raceway Complex

Oct. 1, 2016

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 58 or 26 mile distance. It's an experience fit for a pro and open to anyone who loves to ride!

More information is here:

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