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Riding Out Yonder

See the latest PBA newsletter for an extensive list of "Rides out Yonder"

Saturday April 14, 2018 - Tarwheel Century

  • Put on by the River City Cycling Club.
  • You travel through Camden and Currituck Counties, NC.
  • Three routes: 33, 62 and 100 miles.
  • Begins with delicious home baked goods and sweet potato ham biscuits and they feed you very well throughout the day.
  • Online registration here

Friday thru Sunday April 20 - 22, 2018 - Cycle North Carolina Coastal Ride

  • Put on by North Carolina Amateur Sports, a 501(c)
  • Start and finish in Washington, NC
  • Online registration here

Saturday May 12, 2018 - VCU Health Cap to Cap Rides

  • Start and finish at the Charles City County Courthouse.
  • Ride lengths 15, 25, 50, and 100 miles.
  • Online registration here - BUT... SOLD OUT... jump on it early next year!

Monday May 14, 2018 - Assault on Mount Mitchell and Marion - Spartanburg, SC to either Mount Mitchell State Park, NC or Marion, NC

  • If the 74 mile assault on Marion is not enough you can choose the 103 mile assault on Mount Mitchell instead!
  • Online registration here

Wilmington Grand PrixFriday thru Sunday May 18 - 20, 2018 - Wilmington Delaware Grand Prix Criterium Races

  • The Wilmington Grand Prix continues to be one of the premier criterium races in the nation. Racers love the technical nature of the course and the enthusiastic crowds that greet them.
  • Online registration here

Sunday May 20, 2018 - Wilmington Delaware Gran Fondo, Medio Fondo, and Governor's Ride

  • Gran Fondo - Your PBA webmaster had to look it up - Italian for Big Ride.
  • Gran - 100 K, Medio - 50 K and Governor's - 24 K options
  • Delaware’s premier ride includes a once-a-year opportunity to cycle through the grounds of Winterthur Museum & Gardens and Hagley Museum & Gardens.
  • Two timed climbs with age-group prizes.
  • In 2017, riders from 16 states and three countries participated.
  • Part of the Wilmington Grand Prix Weekend.
  • Mass start 8 am
  • Online registration here

Friday thru Monday May 25 - 28, 2018 - Kent County Spring Fling - Chestertown, MD

  • 11 to 100 miles on low traffic, flat, and scenic terrain.
  • Coincides with Chestertown's Tea Party festival!
  • Online registration here

Saturday June 16, 2018 - Le Tour de Shore - Onancock VA

  • Choose from three routes:
    • 100 miles begins at 7:00am
    • 64 miles begins at 8:00am
    • 32 miles begins at 9:00am
  • Starts and ends at the Onancock School 5 College Avenue Onancock VA23417
  • Online registration here

Saturday June 16, 2018 - Big Walker Mountain Charity ride in Southwest Virginia

  • Bring your bike and your club to southwest Virginia on Saturday, June 17, for the 14th annual Big Pencil to Big Walker Metric Century Charity Ride aka The Fast and the Fiorini.
  • This is a scenic and challenging ride from downtown Wytheville over nearby Big Walker Mountain, one, two or three times.
  • Great sag, food, and rest stop at the Big Walker Lookout.
  • The ride opens up the annual Chautauqua Festival in the Park in downtown Wytheville.
  • Free cycling jersey (custom designed by Starlight Apparel) with your registration!
  • Proceeds support Helping Overcome Poverty's Existence, Inc. (HOPE) food and housing security programs. It would be greatly appreciated if you could spread the word, or mention this event on your website.
  • For more information, visit our web site at bigwalkercharityride.com

Sunday August 19, 2018 - Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic

  • Covered bridges, Amish farms, scenic roads… A classic ride through PA Dutch country and one of the premier rides on the East Coast!
  • Routes:
    • 100, 62, 31, and 15 miles (15 is with a ride leader)
    • The 100-mile option is a challenging ride that includes a hilly 38-mile loop that starts and ends at the lunch rest stop in Stevens, PA.
    • There are no official rest stops on the 38 mile loop, so please stock up at the lunch stop.
  • Start: HACC's Lancaster Campus,1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602.
  • Riders must start before 9 am and end before 3:30 pm.
  • Includes: Lunch, SAG support vehicles, rest stops with food and drink, well-marked routes, and more.
  • Helmets are required.
  • Registration:
    • Online here
    • $40 thru April.
    • March 1 – June 30: $50.
    • July 1 and after: $60.
    • Mail in registration includes $10 processing fee (print form on website).
    • $35 group (10+ riders) discount: email btmitche@yahoo.com for details.
    • Registration ends August 13 or when event reaches capacity.

Saturday September TBD, 2018, Tidewater Bicycling Association Suffolk Century
  • 2017 was the inaugural event. Will it be go for 2018?... we don't know yet.
  • Suffolk, VA
  • Register TBD

Saturday September 15, 2018, Heart of Virginia Ride - presented by RABA
  • Hanover, VA
  • Register here

Saturday October 6, 2018, Seagull Century
  • Salisbury MD (Eastern Shore)
  • Register here
  • Note that hotels sell out early, especially with the Chincoteague Oyster Festival on the same weekend.

Saturday October 13, 2018, Tour de Midnight fundraiser for Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia
  • Rockville VA (west of Richmond on I-64)
  • Register here

Friday thru Sunday October 12 - 14 tentative, 2018 - Bicycle Times Adventure Fest
  • Stokesville, VA

  • Hundreds of miles of beautiful road and mixed-surface cycling, as wells as mountain bike trails in George Washington National Forest.

  • Join us for a weekend of choose-your-own-adventure-style riding, demo bicycles, live music, free beer and camaraderie.

  • More info here

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