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2022 Community Event Calendar

Our region has a vibrant and active cycling community, and Cardinal plans to build and support that community whenever possible. If you have a race, event, trail building session, gran fondo, or other cycling-related event you'd like to add, then give us a shout.






Middle Mountain MamaDouthat State ParkMiddle Mountain Momma is held at the beautiful Douthat State Park near Clifton Forge, VA. Douthat offers challenging CCC built singletrack, unlike anything you've ever ridden! There are classes for the whole family including 41, 21, 11, and 5.5 mile races for all ages and skill levels!
5/7/2210:30 amWomen's Mountain Biking DayHost: Roanoke Valley Riveters
Location: Carvin's Cove
Mild & Medium Rides. After-party at Golden Cactus. Prizes by Cardinal & other sponsors.Riveters Facebook Event
Bike to Work Day Breakfast Social
Hosts: Cardinal Ride Solutions
Location: Cardinal Grandin
Join us to celebrate National Bike to Work Day. We'll have a breakfast & coffee social hour followed by commuter rides to downtown and South Roanoke (Carilion complexes).
National Bike Month Events
5/20/224:00-6:00pmBike to Work Happy HourHosts: Cardinal & Ride Solutions
Location: Cardinal Grandin
Join us for a post-work happy hour where you can win prizes (helmets & Cardinal swag) just for showing up! $1 from each beer & raffle sales go to Ride Solutions. We'll also be announcing the bike hero of the year.
National Bike Month Events
5/28/227:00-7:30amWilderness Road Ride Gran Fondo
Host: FCA Endurance SWVA
Location: Bisset Park (Radford)
26, 35, 55, 76 mile and full century Gran Fondo road routes that are full

Ironman 70.3 Virginia's Blue Ridge
River's Edge Sports Complex (Roanoke)Half Ironman hosted at regional assets including Carvin's Cove, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Roanoke Greenway System.
6/22/22--Start of Couch to 20k Training ProgramCardinal Bicycle4-week, fitness-focused training program that builds over the month to complete a 20k ride on June 18 with a celebration. In-person training rides will take place Wednesday evenings and Saturday morning, with a training plan for the rest of the week. $40 for the training program + $25 for the 20k event which includes a shirt, pint glass & free beer.Training Programs
8:00am Gravista Gravel RaceMaury Park (Buena Vista, VA)Gravista is all about the views, the gravel, and having a good time! Come to one of the most scenic areas on the East Coast for an epic ride with lots of challenging gravel and climbing. Be prepared to climb! 30 and 60 mile
7/9/22--Start of Beginner Mountain Bike Instruction SeriesCardinal Bicycle (Training rides will take place throughout the region)Instruction series with our IMBA-certified mountain bike coaches. You have to own a trail-worthy mountain bike (or have one to borrow), and be able to ride a bike already. This is for human-powered bikes only. 1-3 hour classes on Saturdays for three weeks. Training Programs
7/23/228:30am-2:00pm20k for the Greenway
Cardinal Grandin, Pathfinders & Roanoke River Greenway
Staggered group 20k rides starting at 8:30am followed by an after-party at Cardinal Grandin. Participants get a shirt and pint glass. Cost is $30 with proceeds going to Pathfinders for Greenways
Coming Soon
9/17/22-9/18/228:00am-5:00pmVirginia's Blue Ridge Go Cross Cyclocross RaceHosts: Roanoke Outside, Virginia's Blue Ridge, UCI, USA Cycling
Location: Fallon Park
Virgina's Blue Ridge Go Cross Cyclocross Race p/b Deschutes Brewery returns as a 2-day UCI and USA Cycling event. Professional and amateur cyclists from all over the world will be headed back to Fallon Park, VA's only permanent cyclocross
9/3/22-9/4/22--Shenandoah 100
Stokesville Campground (Mount Solon, VA)24th Annual is a 100 mile backcountry mountain bike race in Virginia’s George Washington National Forest. The course will consist of singletrack, double track, and fire roads with a bit of pavement.
9/24/227:30amThe Great Bedford Valley Road RideFalling Creek Park (Bedford, VA)Starting and ending at Falling Creek Park, the GBVRR is a group of cycling routes meant to highlight the gorgeous mountain views and pastoral scenes of Bedford County Virginia. 32, 50, 80, 103, 126 mile options.
10/9/228:00am, 9:00am, 10:00amVBR Gran Fondo BotetourtBotetourt CountyNon-timed group rides featuring three different routes -- 33, 45, and 75 miles. Each route has been carefully crafted to showcase Botetourt County's rich scenic beauty. Riders will enjoy the area's natural beauty including the rolling terrain, open farmland, forested mountains, and the James River.
10/14/22-10/16/22All DayCardinal Bicycle at Roanoke GO Fest
Roanoke GO Fest in Downtown RoanokeWe'll be hosting free group rides throughout the weekend, the largest Specialized bike demo fleet on the east cost, and a "change a flat" competition all weekend long.Plan your schedule at GO Fest
6:00-8:00pmWomen's Maintenance Night 101Cardinal Bicycle- Grandin Village LocationTopics Covered - Avoiding flats, checking tires, checking brakes, basic safety, equipment needed for roadside/trailside repairs, and how to change a flat. Learn more. Follow Event on Facebook

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Cardinal Bicycle Halloween Fun RideStarts at Cardinal Bicycle Grandin LocationCostumes are highly encouraged. Open to everyone and all ages. We're going to ride past houses decorated for Halloween in the Grandin area. The ride will be 5 miles or less at a casual pace. Candy, prizes, & fun!Follow Event on Facebook
10/29/229:00am-12:00pmCardinal Bicycle-Mountain Bike Skill ClinicCarvins CoveLearn new skills with our IMBA-certified instructors with a half day training at Carvins Cove. This is a paid class at $75 for a half day class. This class is folks who already know how to ride a bike, but want to gain new skills. Learn more.
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**Limited Spaces Available.
8:30am Start TimeAppalachian Mountaineer Gravel Ride
Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing (Craig County, VA)Four distances await...85, 65, 40, and 22. Each distance will have multiple aid stations. You'll love riding in Craig County and sharing one of our absolute favorite routes in all of #gravelachia.
11/8/226:00-8:00pmGet Ready for Trainer Season with Wahoo FitnessCardinal Bicycle- Grandin Village LocationIt's almost time for trainer season. Fully experience the ultra-realistic ride feel and seamless connectivity of Wahoo trainers and their virtual cycling platform, Road Grand Tour. Discounts, free access codes and door prizes for attendees. Learn MoreRSVP For Free Event
11/10/226:00-8:00pmCrank Sisters Night Riding Clinic
Cardinal Bicycle Grandin Village LocationDon’t let darkness stop you from enjoying a ride. Learn how to ride safely at night including - picking the right lights for your type of riding, positioning lights, & where to ride safely at night. After a short info session, we will head out onto the Greenway for a 30-60 min. ride. Follow on Facebook.RSVP for Free Event
11/19/2211:00amGrandin Village Holiday ParadeParade travels down Grandin Rd. & ends at Memorial. After party at Cardinal Grandin.
A decades-long tradition, the Children's parade is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving. The after-party will have vendors, music, food and the awards for best float, most creative, and biggest group will be presented.Get Details
11/19/2211:00am-4:00pmCranksgiving Roanoke 2022Twisted Track BreweryA food drive on two wheels! You receive a list of Thanksgiving items to purchase for Feeding Southwest VA - then you'll ride to store and buy however many items from the list. Socializing and raffle prizes to follow.Learn More
12/8/226:00-8:00pmCrank Sisters Winter Riding Clinic - Indoors & OutCardinal Bicycle Grandin Village LocationIt’s cold outside and it gets dark early, but don’t let that stop you from meeting your cycling goals this winter. Join us to learn about the different ways to ride inside and tips for cold weather riding. Topics: Indoor riding options including the different types of trainers, the apps that go with them, and everything you need to know about attending a spin class.
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1/12/236:00-8:00pmWomen on Bikes Film Night hosted by Crank SistersCardinal Bicycle Grandin Village Location
Celebrate women in cycling through a series of short films and guest speakers. This event is open to all–bring your family and friends and be ready to get inspired to ride. Films and schedule will be announced closer to the date.
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2/9/236:00-8:00pmCrank Sisters Fit & Feel on Your Bike. Get ready to Ride this Spring!Cardinal Bicycle Grandin Village Location

Has your butt ever hurt on a ride? Or maybe your back, feet, shoulders, or hands? Let us help you fix that problem. 

Pain in your feet, saddle area, hands, neck, shoulders, or anywhere else is not normal. Learn how to adjust and set up your bike to maximize comfort, avoid injury, and improve your power. Bring your bike and your shoes and our staff will help you learn how to adjust your bike to fit your body. 

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