Hopewell Church Ride
Location: 12018 Guinea Dr, Woodford, VA 22580
Come out and ride with us from our newest starting point, Hopewell Methodist Church in Woodford, Va. Situated in a rural area just over the Spotsylvania County line, Hopewell allows us to branch out in multiple directions on safe, scenic, country roads. There are 20, 35, 36, 42, 50 and 60 mile options that can accommodate most riders. April through November, we break into multiple groups based on rider speed and distances. Slower groups generally go 20 to 36 miles at a 14-15mph pace, while faster riders opt for longer distances of at least 40 miles at a 16-18 mph pace.
During the normal riding season, Saturday rides feature the official No-Drop ride; however, all groups keep an eye out for newer riders and try to wait at intersections for anyone who is close behind. Look forward to riding with you!
Markings: The 20 mile route is marked with blue arrows and the 36 mile route is marked with green arrows. The remaining routes are not currently marked so please use the cue sheets.
RWGPS Routes: https://ridewithgps.com/events/123890-hm-hopewell-methodist-church
08 Apr - Justin Sotherden, phone: 202-999-0971
15 Apr - Justin Sotherden, phone: 202-999-0971
22 Apr - Justin Sotherden, phone: 202-999-0971
29 Apr - Justin Sotherden, phone: 202-999-0971
Thursday Evening Ride
Andrews Chapel UMC
1732 Brooke Rd Stafford, VA
Please park near the gazebo and not near the main building.
There are no restroom facilities available at the church. There are restrooms available at Aquia Landing Park.
This is a faster paced ride due to the relatively flat route. There is a section of "rollers" and one hill on the route that can be challenging, but fun. The average pace for this ride is 16 mph - 20 mph. The route is well marked and several of the legs are in neighborhoods or back roads and very safe.
Distances: 11, 17, 20 and 25. The 11 mile route is relatively flat and the 17, 20 and 25 mile routes will be more challenging.
RWGPS routes: https://ridewithgps.com/events/40949-thursday-evening-ride
Ride Leader: Clay Howard - email@example.com
Chewning Park Ride
Ride Desription - This ride is another old favorite of the FCC. Traditionally called the Lake Anna Double Double Cross for all the times you will be crossing the lake. Route distances are 20, 34, 39, 48, 49 miles. Terrain is moderately rolling.
Directions - Take I95 South to EXIT 118 VA-606/Thornburg. Follow follow 606 until it joins 208. Then continue to follow 208 until you reach a traffic light at a T intersection. Turn left to continue on west 208 (Courthouse Road). Turn right onto 606 opposite Spotsylvania H.S. Remain on 606 until you get to Chewning Park.
02 Apr, 1000 - Justin Sotherden, phone: 202-999-0971
09 Apr, 0900 - Justin Sotherden, phone: 202-999-0971
16 Apr, 0900 - Justin Sotherden, phone: 202-999-0971
23 Apr, 0900 - Justin Sotherden, phone: 202-999-0971
30 Apr, 0900 - Justin Sotherden, phone: 202-999-0971
No Drop Option: The No Drop ride is an excellent way to introduce new cyclists to the joys of road cycling or allow experienced riders a casual ride with friends. The ride can be as slow or as fast as you are comfortable pedaling. Need to walk up a hill? No problem. Need to stop and catch your breath? No problem. Forget thinking “I’m too slow for a bike club”. The No Drop ride will ensure that all riders remain together and support each other. Many of our riders started out in the No Drop group and have moved on to longer and faster distances. While the No Drop option is not normally available during the winter riding season, contact the scheduled Ride Leader if you are interested in a No Drop ride.
Primary Routes: https://ridewithgps.com/events/123890-hm-hopewell-methodist-church
Additional Routes: https://ridewithgps.com/events/146257-hm-secondary-hopewell-methodist-church-r
03 Apr - Dani Butler, firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Apr - Karen Bohn, phone: 540 582-2556
17 Apr - Dani Butler, email@example.com
24 Apr - Mike Foreman, ForemanM@gao.gov
No Drop Ride leader:
03 Apr - Karen Bohn, phone: 540 582-2556
17 Apr - Karen Bohn, phone: 540 582-2556
24 Apr - Karen Bohn, phone: 540 582-2556
Saturday YMCA Ride
Location: Spotsylvania YMCA,
5700 Smith Station Rd.
Distances: Right on Massaponax Church Rd. (36, 41, 50, 55, and 60 Mile Options); Left on Massaponax Church Rd. (20, 35, 46, 67 Mile Options)
Description: This ride takes you through the south part of Spotsylvania and surrounding counties (for longer distance selection) and provides some gently rolling hills and beautiful scenery.
RWGPS routes: https://ridewithgps.com/events/40986
The following rides from the YMCA are marked:
"Stonewall Bridge" - Marked with double white arrows. 20, 35, 46 and 67 miles
"Bistro" - Marked with bright colors. 36, 41, 50, 55 and 60
"YMCA-Courthouse" - Marked with blue arrows and stenciled mileage.
03 Apr - Chuck Daniels, 816 500-7468
10 Apr - Chuck Daniels, 816 500-7468
17 Apr - Bill Cox, firstname.lastname@example.org
24 Apr, 0730AM - John Summer, email@example.com
0900AM - TBD
06 Apr - Kelly Rapkins, (540)220-7122
13 Apr - Justin Sotherden, phone: 202-999-0971
20 Apr - Justin Sotherden, phone: 202-999-0971
27 Apr - Justin Sotherden, phone: 202-999-0971
Tuesday Evening Ride!
Location: Mormon Church
20 Boscobel Rd., Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Please park at the back of the church in the parking area on the left. There are no restroom facilities available, so plan accordingly. The average pace for this ride is between 15 mph to 19 mph depending on the riders that show up. The route is well marked at the turn points. The majority of the ride is on back roads that don't have a lot of vehicle traffic and are safe.
Headlights are strongly encouraged as the sun will be setting towards the end of the ride.
Please do not change clothes outside of your car because they have youth events that occur on some ride evenings.
Distances: 13, 18, 23
Ride Leader: Clay Howard firstname.lastname@example.org
RWGPS Routes: https://ridewithgps.com/events/40970-tuesday-evening-ride
Tuesday Night Routes.docx
Arritt Park Ride
Location: 9178 Wallers Rd, Partlow, VA 22534
Description: A rolling ride through the Carolina County country side and the south side of Lake Anna.
21 Miles - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35509981
32 Miles - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35510045
46 Miles - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35510085
Ride Leader: Justin Sotherden, phone: 202-999-0971
Celebrate Virginia In the Evening
Location: 1440 Fitness, 570 Celebrate Virginia Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Join the ride leader for a ~18 mile evening ride on quiet streets. We will depart from the parking lot near 1440 Fitness at 570 Celebrate Virginia Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22406.
Highly recommended equipment includes a functioning headlight, a tail light, and reflective clothing. The group will stay together and obey all traffic rules. Intermediate bike handling skills are required and the ability to stay together as a group with an average pace of 16-17 mph.
Contact the ride leader with questions before the ride. The leader reserves the right to prohibit any rider from participating that does not have the proper equipment or skills.
Ride leaders: Bill Cox, email@example.com
Ride Description - Ride starting from Willowmere Park in NW Stafford. This ride takes you through much of the FCC Cannonball Century area. The courses are marked (different marks from Cannonball) with Dan Henry marks (painted white circle with directional line). There are stores along the routes. Distance options are 25, 33 and 45 miles. Restrooms are available at start/end. Terrain is slightly to moderately rolling. Click here for Cue Sheets
If riders wish to do the 50 mile ride from the Tour de Willowmere, that route is also available.
Directions - Travel US 17 North from I-95 4.3 miles. Turn right on Rt 616 Popular Rd. Travel 6.8 miles and turn right on Mountain View Rd (across from old country store). Go 0.6 miles and turn right onto Willowmere Pond Rd. Go 0.1 miles and turn right into park. Proceed straight into large parking lot.
Intended Distance / Pace: The Ride Leader intends to do the 45-mile route at a 16/17 mile per hour pace.
RwGPS Routes: https://ridewithgps.com/events/103328-wp-willowmere-park
Ride leader: Chuck Daniels, 816 500-7468
Route Marking Fiesta
Description: It is time to get the route markings updated. We will be remarking the YMCA and Hopewell routes following up with marking the Willowmere and Mary Walter routes during a separate painting session. The goal is to split the routes across multiple teams to speed up the work. We will break into two-person teams for safety and support. Paint and stencils will be providing at start time.
Our first effort (Day 1) will be on 24 April and will focus on the Hopewell and YMCA routes. We will meet at 0800 at the Hopewell Church to hand out the paints, go over final arrangements and answer questions. From there, we will set out to work on the primary routes before tackling other popular routes in following weeks.
The general approach is broken down below:
Our second effort (Day 2) will be scheduled for May and will focus on Willowmere and Mary Walter routes. More details to be provided on this effort.
This ride takes you around rural Orange County.
Distances 24, 34 and 51
Start location: Unionville Elementary School, Unionville, VA
Directions: Take Route 3 towards Culpeper. Turn left on RT 20. Go 13.3 miles to US 522. Turn left on 522. Go 0.3 miles to Unionville Elementary on your left.
This route is not marked! Please bring your own cue sheet, or have the route downloaded on your bike computer or phone.
Ride Leader: Clay Howard: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apples and Peaches.pdf
RWGPS Routes: https://ridewithgps.com/events/125895-un-apples-and-peaches-ride
Note: All rides have the option of adding a detour up Clark Mountain ("orchards") leaving Clark Mountain road and going up and back on 697. Climb to the top with a nice ride down. Adds 4 miles to all routes.
Six Pillars Century
Location: Cambridge, MD
Ride Leader: Chuck Daniels, 816 500-7468
For this month's century, we are going to travel afield to Cambridge, MD. Come join other club members who are signed up for this century. Information and registration can be found here: http://www.6pillarscentury.org
Contact the ride leader if you would like information on where everyone else is staying and if you are interested in meeting for dinner the evening prior.
Description: The start point is the parking lot behind City Hall in Remington.
We have a range of available routes (24, 28, 43, 45 and 63 miles) that provide a great ride through Culpeper county. The 45 mile route includes more climbing for those looking for more of a challenge. These routes are not be marked so download the route to your computer or cue sheets are available.
Planned Route / Pace: The ride leader is planning to do the 43-mile route at a 15/16 mile per hour pace. Other route distances are available as well.
Ride leader: Karen Schumm, email@example.com
FCC Annual Spring
Membership Drive Ride
Registration Begins: 0800
Ride with GPS Routes: https://ridewithgps.com/events/146256
63 Mile Route - 0815: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35272862
46 Mile Route - 0900: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35561722
24 Mile Route - 0930: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35491020
Each starting heat will have a ride leader. Riders are not required to ride with the group, but encouraged to do so.
Intent is to time departures so that everyone returns towards the noon hour.
Location: Pleasant Landing at Lake Anna, 349 Pleasant Landing Rd, Bumpass, VA 23024
Description: The Annual Spring Membership Drive Ride is back for 2021, and it has a new location! We have moved our spectacular, kick-off, spring ride event from its traditional YMCA venue to the gorgeous, scenic, views of Pleasant Landing at Lake Anna. Enjoy a beautiful, warm spring day of riding around the lake and finish off with a FREE Lunch at the pavilion surrounded by the tranquil waters inside the park. We will have three routes to choose from: a casual 24-mile route, a mid-range 46-mile route, and a metric century for the hardcore enthusiasts. Having a mechanical issue at the start? No problem. Trek Bicycle Fredericksburg from Central Park will have a tent set up at Pleasant Landing to perform basic bicycle maintenance should you need help.
RIDE IS OPEN TO ALL RIDERS ON A FIRST-COME BASIS AND WILL BE LIMITED TO 80 RIDERS.
Registration is now open.
Distance(s): 24, 46, and 63 Mile Options
24-Mile No Drop Ride Leader: Karen Bohn, phone: 540 582-2556
Rosemary Pitts, firstname.lastname@example.org
46-Mile Ride Leader: Calvin Pham, email@example.com
63-Mile Ride Leader: Chuck Daniels, 816 500-7468
2021 Membership Poster.pdf
The Cannonball starts and ends at Curtis Park in Hartwood, Virginia (Northwest Fredericksburg, Stafford County). There are three routes and you can register for a preferred distance now, free to change onsite to what suits you later.
Start as early as 7:30 AM and finish no later than 5pm. Safety is our first priority and it's imperative that cyclists follow safety guidelines as well as Virginia traffic laws.
For the latest details and changes this year, consult the Frequently Asked Questions.
Registration is closed until June 1st but you may subscribe for notification here.