2020 Culpeper Cycling Century
13th Annual event will take place on Saturday October 3rd, 2020.
The CCC is a small intimate ride - max of 500 participants - that boast great scenic beauty and paved road riding in Culpeper County during the most colorful season - Fall! The routes take cyclist through Culpeper, Rappahannock, and Fauquier Counties, providing beautiful views of scenic back roads and rolling farms. Check in & Go start between 7:00am – 9:30am. Lunch is included for the 60 & 100 mile cyclists.
Register by 9/7/2020 to guarantee your event t-shirt.
Event registration closes 9/30/2020 – there will be NO day of registration.
Start & finish from Culpeper Baptist Church, 318 S. West Street, Culpeper
Culpeper County Parks & Rec Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/278970999815082/
"Ride with Balloons" Ride
Start time: 0800
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).
We will offer a couple of group options that will ride at different speeds. Kelly Rapkins has offered to lead the 14-15 mph group and will ensure that the group stays together. The Ride Leader will lead the 16-18 mph group. Both groups will do either the 37 or 48 mile routes based on group preference at start time.
Distance Options - 23, 37, 48
Ride cue sheets: https://ridewithgps.com/events/40727-bealton-ride-with-balloons-ride
Location: Payne's Parking Design, 5313 Ritchie Rd, Bealeton, VA 22712
(Note the new start location!)
Directions - Leaving Fredericksburg take Rt 17N towards Warrenton 21.8 miles. Turn right onto Ritchie Rd. then right into the Payne's Parking Designs parking lot
Ride Leader: Joan Kvenlog, 703 589-3101
"No Pancake" Gravel and Road Ride
There will be both mixed-surface gravel options and standard road route options out of Mary Walters Elementary School.
We will offer a couple of group options that will ride at different speeds. Kelly Rapkins has offered to lead the 14-15 mph group and will ensure that the group stays together. We will have a group that will average around 16 - 18 doing one of the road routes.
For those that are interested in a new experience – gravel! The 51 mile route has approx. 18 miles of light gravel and the 38 mile route has approx. 14.5 miles of light gravel. The gravel sections are marked in blue.
For those new to gravel, please be aware:
1. Due to the amount of paved roads, a hybrid, cross or road bike with appropriate tires is recommended.
2. You can do this ride safely on normal 25c road tires, larger tires - 28c and above - are recommended.
3. Most gravel roads have few cars but use caution because the roads are narrower and cyclists are not expected.
The terrain is moderately rolling. Distance options are 24, 39, 49 for the normal road routes and 38 and 51 miles for the road/gravel routes.
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, 38 (gravel), 39, 49 and 51 (gravel) miles will be available.
NOTE: Please bring a cue sheet with you if you need one.
Ride Leader: Clay Howard, firstname.lastname@example.org
RwGPS Routes: https://ridewithgps.com/events/121170-mw-mary-walter-ride
(Changed to Unsupported / Self-Paced)
When - 18 Oct 2020 8:00 AM (EDT)
Location - Dixon Park; 1300 Dixon St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
While the Fondo may have been changed to be self-paced and unsupported this year, we still plan to ride it on the previously scheduled dates. If you had not registered for the Fondo but are interested in riding it, join us at Dixon Park. This will be an unsupported ride and you will not get the Fondo swag (unless you had registered) but you will be able to enjoy the routes for it.
Description - Historic Fredericksburg is situated midway between Washington D.C. and Richmond along the I-95 corridor. The event starts and finishes in Dixon Park on the banks of the Rappahannock River and features gently rolling hills throughout Stafford and Spotsylvania counties and past Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, marking the spot of four bloody Civil War battles. Fredericksburg has a growing reputation among east coast cyclists due to its scenic rural roads and historic downtown with its brick sidewalks, one-of-a-kind restaurants, art galleries and numerous restored 18th- and 19th-century buildings.
Now in its third year, Fondo Fredericksburg attracts both recreational and competitive cyclists who choose from one of three distances: 30 miles, 50 miles or 75 miles. The two-day event is comprised of a retail expo, athlete check-in and late registration on Saturday followed by the rides on Sunday. Each event culminates with a food truck & craft beer festival and live music.