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Community Events and Races

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.

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5/1/229:00am,
11:00am,
12:00am
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!
BikeVA.com
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
5/20/227:30am-8:30am
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
5/25/22--Start of Couch to 20k Training Program
Cardinal 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
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 supported.WildernessRoadRide.org
6/4/22

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.
Ironman.com
6/18/228:30-2:00pm 20k for the GreenwayCardinal Grandin, Pathfinders & Roanoke River GreenwayStaggered 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 GreenwaysComing Soon
6/25/22
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 races.RideGravista.com
6/25/228:00amStart of Shenandoah 100k Training ProgramCardinal Bicycle (Training rides will take place all over the region)A custom-built, 10-week training program that will get riders prepared for the Shenandoah 100k ride on September 3. Should be able to comfortably ride all the lowers at Carvins Cove, and ride an hour without stopping to participate in this program. Training Programs
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
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.
CyclingVA.com
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.
BikeReg.com
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.
MuddySquirrel.com/Gran-Fondo
Oct 2022

Creature at Carvin's CoveCarvin's Cove (Roanoke)Chip timed with no start order. Hangout with your buddies and transfer at your own pace. The average rider will finish in about 4 hours. Come race enduro in the USA's second largest municipal park with over 60 miles of trails.
BikeVA.com
Nov 2022
Appalachian 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.
TheAppalachianJourney.com