"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.
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.
This week, Clay will be leading the 38-mile gravel route but all are welcome to ride the other 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
"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: https://ridewithgps.com/events/40727-bealton-ride-with-balloons-ride
Location: Payne's Parking Design, 5313 Ritchie Rd, Bealeton, VA 22712
Directions - Leaving Fredericksburg take Rt 17N towards Warrenton 21.8 miles. Turn right onto Ritchie Rd.
Ride Leader: Chuck Daniels, email@example.com
Welcome to the annual Cannonball Century scheduled for Saturday, September 26th, 2020. We are happy to have you join us in partnering with the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank. A portion of the proceeds from your registration will help to feed those in need.
The ride starts and ends at Curtis Park in Hartwood, Virginia (Northwest Fredericksburg) with start of ride as early as 7:30 AM. There are three route options and you can plan for a distance now but feel free to change onsite. Rider safety is our first priority and it's imperative that riders follow safety guidelines and all traffic laws. For the latest details and changes this year, consult the Frequently Asked Questions.