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Cannonball Century to be held Sept 28, 2024! Sign up here.


Welcome to the 2024 Cannonball Century!

DESCRIPTION

Welcome to the 40th Anniversary of the Fredericksburg Cyclists Club’s Cannonball Classic Century Event.

On September 28, 2024, the FCC will unveil a new starting location and three new routes that will offer the safest, quietest and most beautiful routes ever. Our new location will be at the Massaponax High School at 8201 Patriot Hwy. in Fredericksburg, VA 22407. We will use the entire asphalt parking lot on the south side of the school and start the event by the gates of the High School’s football stadium. There will be extra porta johns available and fruit and cold drinks to assist riders in preparing for their ride.

The three new courses will include a 32 miler (Half Metric), a 65 miler (Metric) and a full 100 miler (Century) thru some of Spotsylvania and Caroline County’s most scenic and quiet roads. RideWithGPS maps will be available to all participants and the course will return to painted arrows before and after every turn.

There will be five well stocked and manned rest stops along the routes, including the one at Massaponax High School at the start and finish. Each rest stop will offer the basic rider’s needs plus have one special surprise…. In addition to friendly and helpful staff.

Please take a few minutes to read thru our list of FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) to assist you in understanding our event better.

CAN I CHECK IN EARLY ?

Yes. We offer early check in from 4:00pm–7:00pm at Olde Towne Bicycles 1907 Plank Rd. Fred, VA

WHEN CAN I CHECK IN ON RIDE DAY ?

Check in open at 7:00am at the Massaponax High School. Please park first and then come to the check in table. You will have a wristband, T-shirt and a flyer about the event.

WHERE DO I PARK ?

We have the entire student parking area to park which can be accessed from the south entrance off of Route 1 or the back entrance off of Guinea Station Rd.

WHAT IS THE EVENT ?

The Cannonball Classic Century is a community bicycling event, sponsored and supported annually by the Fredericksburg Cycling Club’s members. Our cyclists volunteer to help make it a safe and enjoyable event for all cycling levels, beginner to competitive.

WHAT IS MY REGISTRATION FOR ?

Fees are used to pay club expenses such as insurance, permits, rest stop food & drinks and advertising.

Additional funds raised will be donated to local community non profit organizations such as the

American Cancer Society, the 9/11 National Memorial Trail Alliance and the Fredericksburg Food Bank.

WILL I GET A REFUND IF I CAN’T MAKE IT OR IT RAINS ?

Sorry, there are no refunds. This is a rain or shine event. We hope for amazing weather.

ARE E-BIKES ALLOWED ?

Absolutely. All styles of bicycles are permitted. We do not allow mopeds, scooters or motorcycles.

MUST I WEAR A HELMET ?

Yes. An ANSI or SNELL certified helmet is required when riding a bike during this event. All Virginia traffic laws must also be followed.

CAN MY YOUNG CHILDREN RIDE ALONG ?

Since the roads are not closed and there are no trails, the club and our insurance does not allow for children in baby seats or trailers. Any child riding, that is under the age of 18, must be accompanied by a parent that must sign a waiver for their child.

IS FOOD PROVIDED ?

Yes. Every rest stop will be stocked with an assortment of goodies for every rider. Each rest stop will also have a special treat to share and there will also be a surprise at the finish line.

WHEN CAN I START ?

Check in opens at 7:00am and closes at 9:00am. There will be an organized start, with police assistance, at 8:00am. There will be a safety briefing at 7:50am that will also introduce the riders to course Marshalls and support vehicles. The last rest stop will close at 4:00pm and we will start breaking down the finish area at 5:00pm. We will use our support vehicles to sweep the course and make sure no one is left behind.

WHO DO I CONTACT IN CASE OF A CHALLENGE ALONG THE ROUTE ?

Cell phone coverage is spotty in some areas, so we always recommend you ride with others. If you need assistance, call the number on your wristband at 540-899-9977 and our support staff with locate you and assist you. We will have short wave radio communications with the Rappahannock Valley Amateur Radio Club to also assist us in tracking the riders.

WHERE CAN I FIND A LOCAL HOTEL ?

There are several hotels located in the Massaponax area on both sides of the I-95 exit # 126. That is the intersection of I-95 and Route 1 and named the Massaponax Exit. If you are coming from the south, there are also several hotels at the Thornburg Exit (118).

WHAT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO REGISTER ?

Just go to our website at bikefred.com and click on the Cannonball tab and register right there.


Registration Fees

$59 Before July 15th

$69 After July 15th

$79 on day of event

REGISTER HERE!



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