The sprawling countryside of Stafford and Fauquier counties near Fredericksburg provides the ideal site for a fun, safe day of recreational bicycling. Secluded woodland roads, ranches and farms form the backdrop for Fredericksburg Cyclist's 21st annual Cannonball Century. Plan for a longer visit to include historic downtown Fredericksburg with craft breweries, antique shops, unique family-owned restaurants as well as civil war era attractions, recognizing a pivotal time in our Nation's history.
Date: Saturday September 26th, 2020
Registration (opens in June): Cost is $45 through August 16th, $55 through September 11th and $65 onsite "day of" registration. Extra cost for Royal-Blue performance T-shirts, men's crew-neck & women's V-neck.
Start/End Location: Curtis Memorial Park at 58 Jesse Curtis Lane Hartwood, Virginia, northwest of Fredericksburg.
Time: Check-in opens at 7:00 AM and the event closes by 6 PM
Routes: Three routes are available, including Half-metric 32.5 miles, Metric 63.2 miles and Century 100.3 miles on Ride with GPS.
Support: This is one of the few rides hosted by a cycling club, with fine rest stops to equip you along the way followed by a complete post-ride lunch. It has clear cue sheets and road markings with excellent support throughout the ride - so you won't get lost in a cornfield!
Other Activities: Curtis park offers activities for the whole family, including playgrounds, golf, disc-golf, fishing, field activities and hiking. Historic downtown Fredericksburg offers unique dining, breweries, shops and tours. Don't forget to stop by Carl's Frozen Custard or one of three area bicycle shops.
Charities: The club donates a portion of the proceeds to a variety of local charities.
Hopefully, we won't have cannonball-sized potholes!