Fredericksburg Cyclists

Other Rides & Events

You can view the calendar either in the list view (standard) or calendar view format by clicking on the selector in the upper right corner of this page.  We try to have registration links for each ride within the ride description. Contact the webmaster if you see needed changes or rides in our region that we should add. 

Upcoming events

    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • HACC-Lancaster Campus, 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

    The Lancaster 

    Covered Bridge Classic 

    will be held August 20, 2017 in Lancaster, PA. 

    It offers beautiful routes of 100 miles, 62 miles, 31 miles, and 15 miles. The 100 mile route option, which offers challenging climbing, is new for 2017.

    Each route traverses through covered bridges and past Amish farms. 

    Proceeds from the ride benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club’s grant program which has donated over $275,000 for bike-related initiatives and covered bridge preservation since 1999. 

    Register at

    • 20 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • Bealton Granary 5333 Ritchie Rd Bealeton, VA 22712

    "Ride with Balloons" Ride

    Start time: 0730

    Ride Description - The route will have us starting just off Route 17 in Bealeton along side dozens of hot air balloons (depending on wind direction).  

    Distance Options - 23, 37, 48

    Ride cue sheets:

    Directions - Leaving Frederickburg take Rt 17N towards Warrenton 21.8 miles. Turn right onto Ritchie Rd. Look for the big grain silos. 0.1 miles turn right into parking lot then immediate left and park in grass on left in front of silo. Please do not block any trucks or doors. 

    Ride Leader: John Summer

    • 04 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Mary Walter Elementary - 4529 Morrisville Rd. Bealton Va 22712

    Start time:  0900

    Terrain is moderately rolling. Distance options are 24, 39, or 49 miles.  

     Directions:   Start location - Mary Walter Elementary School. From Falmouth Bridge (Rt. 1 and 17 intersection) take Rt. 17 North 18 miles to Rt. 835 on the left side of Rt. 17. Park in Mary Walter Elementary School Parking Lot.
    Route Information: Routes of 24, 39 and 49 miles will be available.  Cue sheets are available online

    Ride Leader: Paul Cariker


    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • Ron Rosner YMCA • 5700 Smith Station Road Fredericksburg, VA 22407

    Where else can you ride to a WINERY??  The 2016 Fredericksburg Orthopaedics Associates Lakes and Grapes Century ride will continue its tradition of bringing you an outstanding route along Virginia’s most scenic roads.  New for this year a second ride to the lake!  In addition to our 100, 50 and 20 mile rides we are offering an 80 mile ride that goes to the lake!  The 100 and 80 ride will include the Stonewall Jackson shrine, picturesque views of Lake Anna and the Lake Anna Winery. For those riding the 50 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 they will be delivered to you at the finish line.  All rides will have rest stops with drink/food and SAG support.  And just like every year, we will be providing some of the best post-ride BBQ and pasta of any century ride. So come out on September 10th and join us on the rural roads of Virginia! All proceeds go to our Jay Massad Annual Campaign to help families and children participate in YMCA programs.

    • 17 Sep 2017
    • 6:00 AM

    2017 Back Roads Century

    There will be NO onsite registration!

    What: 2017 Back Roads Century
    When: Sunday, September 17, 2017
    Where: Shepherdstown, WV
    Parking: Free parking at Shepherd University
     Non-Members: $80; Potomac Pedalers Members: $55

    Distances: 23, 47, 52, 64, and 101 miles
    Who May Participate: The Back Roads Century is open to everyone.
    Number of Riders: Registration is capped at 2,000 riders and we sell out every year.
    What's Included: Gorgeous scenery and great riding, as well as route directions/cue sheets and GPX files, wide varieties of food and drink at rest stops, ride marshals, support vehicles patrolling all routes, post-ride party at Popodicon Mansion with catered food and live entertainment, rider numbers mailed to your home, free parking and post-ride showers, a full Saturday option of historical and fun rides, many area attractions, and a Saturday night party in Shepherdstown.
    What's Optional:

    • Event t-shirt (cost to be determined). 
    • Event jerseys ($65) - available in men's short sleeve, women's short sleeve and women's tank top

    About the Ride

    The Back Roads Century is one of the premier cycling events in the mid-Atlantic region. Each fall, Potomac Pedalers invites cycling enthusiasts of all ages and abilities for a great weekend of riding and fun. The Back Roads Century features multiple distances, up to a full 100-mile ride.  Every distance is a fully-supported ride with route directions/cue sheets, route markings, rest stops every 20-25 miles with delicious food and drinks - including our famous tomato sandwiches - as well as mechanical and first aid support during your ride. This year's cue sheets will also note historical and habitat information at different points along the routes.

    The Back Roads Century returns for its third year to beautiful Shepherdstown, West Virginia, a quaint yet vibrant town with an extremely warm and welcoming atmosphere.  Located just across the bridge from the Antietam Battlefield, history buffs and regular travelers alike will find Shepherdstown's historical allure a perfect complement to the charm and variety readily abundant at every turn in town.  The Back Roads Century begins at Shepherd University and many routes will follow parts of the Potomac River, with rolling hills taking you past apple orchards and lush farmlands.

    After Sunday’s ride, join us for our "End of Ride Celebration" at Popodicon, the historic former residence of the Chancellor of Shepherd University.  The event will feature delicious food prepared locally, as well as live entertainment that will have you up on your feet even after riding for hours.  Walking or riding distance to parking and showers.

    Make It a Weekend with Saturday Rides & Fun

    Stay overnight and enjoy the great restaurants, great bars with live music, and unique shopping in Shepherdstown. We will be offering two free rides on Saturday, September 16, that will include tours of local Civil War sites commemorating the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. One route will be around 15 miles on relatively flat roads. The second route will be around 35 miles and include some hillier roads. We'll have more specific details on these rides in about a month. While both rides are free, we will have active bike marshals and other support in enjoying the breathtaking scenery and historic landscapes.

    These rides are open to all club members, whether you are participating in the BRC or not, and are part of the Club’s regular and ongoing ride schedule.

    We are also partnering with local businesses and organizations to offer specially tailored entertainment featuring local artists, historic/environmental landmarks and local merchants throughout the weekend. These events will be catered to both cyclists and any of their non-bicycling companions.

    Cap off your Saturday with a party in Shepherdstown with  music.  Relax and fuel up for the ride on Sunday while soaking up the atmosphere in Shepherdstown. 

    So if you’re looking for a challenging, rewarding and fun way to spend a beautiful fall day or two, be sure to participate in the 2017 Back Roads Century. We’d love to see you there!

    here is the link to the website:

    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • Curtis Park, 58 Jesse Curtis Ln, Hartwood, VA 22406

    Time:  0730 for century riders, 0900 for all others

    This ride is open to everyone.  The purpose is to allow volunteers who cannot ride the Cannonball to enjoy the routes plus allows us to take one last look for safety and navigational hazards along the route.

    Since there are plenty of distance options and the club is focused on the Cannonball this weekend, this will be the only Saturday ride offered.

    The ride leader for the 0730 century departure is TBA

    The ride leader for the 0900 departure is TBA

    Feel free to sign in at the earlier time even if you are not doing the full century.

    This is a self-supported ride, but there are stores along the route at Catlett Station (slightly off route on RT 28), Calverton, Somerville, Midland and Remington.  

    Rides of 30, 67 and 102 miles along well-marked routes.  Routes can be adjusted for shorter/longer distances as desired.  

    RWGPS routes:

    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Curtis Park, 58 Jesse Curtis Ln, Hartwood, VA 22406

    This year's Cannonball Century will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from Curtis Park in Hartwood, VA. Including the Century ride (102 miles), there is a metric century (67 miles) and a half-metric (30 mile) option. 

    Early ride registration will be $40 until August 15 and then $50 from August 16 to September 16. 
    Online registration closes on September 16.  
    Day of ride registration will be $60.  
    Ride t-shirts will be available with online registration.

    For details, consult the Cannonball Century FAQs

    Cue sheets and GPS files:

    Club Cue Sheets

    Ride with GPS

    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Midnight Brewery, 2410 Granite Ridge Rd, Rockville, VA 23146

    Tour de Midnight

    Tour de Midnight supports the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia.  This event will be held on October 14 (Saturday), 2017.  The event is composed of a 50k ride and a 100k ride, both through the scenic countryside of Goochland and Hanover Counties.  The 100K ride goes out to Lake Anna and back.


    The start and finish of each ride is at Midnight Brewery (hence the name), a small, family owned and operated micro-brewery in Rockville, Virginia.  The rides start in the morning and finish at the brewery to a party with live band and food trucks.


    Last year (our first year) we had 225 riders with many friends and family joining the party after the rides.  It was a lot of fun and a nice success, but we would like to do even better this year.


    The funds we are able to raise through registration, sponsorships and team fund-raising help support the many ways that Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia helps the more than 80,000 people in our Commonwealth who have epilepsy.  EFVA provides training and education to teachers, school bus drivers, police and firefighters; we help clients attain emergency medications when they need it; our Regional Directors provide all manner of guidance and support, including programs that are both educational and social; we assist clients with the procurement of seizure dogs when that is what is needed to help a child or an adult live a better life.  We do all of this at no cost to the client/patient.


    Midnight Brewery is about an hour’s drive from Fredericksburg.  Our registration website is already up and running for 2017 and we are offering a discount to all who register before April 1.  To register to ride, donate or just to learn more about Tour de Midnight, go to:

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