Old Trail Village in Crozet, Virginia near Charlottesville. In the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains! Ride the same roads that the USA Cycling Team trained on last September! The ride begins and finishes at the Swim Club located at 380 Claremont Ln., Crozet, VA 22932.
Challenge Ride Options
The Challenge Ride sets off at 8am and has four fully supported, scenic routes available with mile options of 25, 50, 75, and 100. Aid stations are stocked with food, drinks, and energy items as well as our famous and amazing volunteers. Routes are clearly marked and directed with course marshals along the way.
Family Fun Ride
The eight mile Family Fun Ride is ideal for families and children who like to enjoy a special day together. It begins at 11am and covers a local, well-marked course to a fun rest stop where riders will enjoy drinks and snacks before biking back to Old Trail. The family route is flat, controlled carefully by local authorities and welcoming to people of all ages and abilities!
Finish Line Party
Cross the finish line to cheering fans and enjoy live music, catered food, awards for teams and individuals, local beer and wine, a swimming pool, professional pictures, and much more! Sit and relax with your friends or meet the local Kids you fundraised for!
• 2017 Cycling Challenge technical/wicking t-shirt
• Water bottles for each participant provided by Blue Ridge Cyclery
• Individual and customizable fundraising and team pages. Fundraising is not required!
• Our festive, fully stocked rest stops will exceed your expectations. We'll have the foods you expect at endurance cycling events (nutrition products, sandwiches and fresh fruits), plus a wide variety of specialty treats
• Mid-ride (50/75/100 routes) freshly prepared lunch
• The traditional Parade Start led by professional cyclists and members of the Boys & Girls Club Cycling Challenge Team
• Route signage marking every turn, cue sheets at the start line, route maps at each of our rest stops, and police and marshalls to guide you on your way
• SAG cars, HAM communications, and mechanical support along the route
• Event Photographer on site for individual or team photos
• Old Trail Pool is open for swimming
• Showers are available at the finish line
• Parking close to the start of event
• Easy bike rental options through Blue Ridge Cyclery (fees apply) delivered to the event
• Chance to win prizes and apparel throughout the pre-event season!
Join hundreds of regional amateur and professional cyclists on September 17, 2017 as they leave from Old Trail Village in Crozet, Virginia.
During the Challenge, you’ll ride through the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and explore some of the region’s most exquisite scenery. There are 25, 50, 75 and 100-mile route options, and an 8-mile family fun ride.
You’ll feel supported along the way with fully stocked rest stops, local authorities monitoring the route, and over 100 volunteers to guide you! After the ride, participants are treated to a finish line party including lunch, local wine and beer, and live music. Over the past 12 years, the Cycling Challenge has grown into one of Virginia’s premier fall cycling events and, with its local support and over 30 youth participants from the Boys & Girls Clubs themselves, is truly unique.
Your choice to register and fundraise will help us reach our overall financial goal which is continuing to serve over 2,500 local youths reach their full potential. Through programs and mentorship, the Boys & Girls Clubs enable and empower young people, especially those who need us the most, to be productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Fundraising isn't required to participant in the event, but we encourage you to accept our challenge and reach out to your friends, family and colleagues and invite them to support this worthy cause.
We do expect this year’s event to fill completely so please consider joining us on this amazing ride and show your support of the next generation today!
Questions? Check out www.bgcchallenge.org or email email@example.com
Our Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.