May has been proclaimed Richmond Bike Month by city council, and the Mayor challenges those who live or work in Richmond to enter the Commuter Challenge. Register to get entered in the challenge, and receive weekly tips and reminders to log your commute. You can win some helpful new commuter gear, and even a new bicycle!
Note: You must log at least 6 days to be eligible for the prize drawings.
- For registration info and logging your commutes, visit our Commuter Challenge Page.
Bike To Work Day
Friday, May 17th at Monroe Park. Gather at 7am for refreshments and speakers, including Mayor Dwight Jones. Ride at 7:30 to City Hall! Last year’s Bike to Work Day was a great success, and groups from around town gathered in Monroe Park:
By participating in the Commuter Challenge, you are automatically entered in a raffle to win either a Men’s or Women’s Giant Escape:
Note: RideRichmond never has and never will sell, distribute, or otherwise publicize personal data or information. We won’t even add you to our email lists. Really.
Bike Week III is two weeks away. You ready?
Up for the week is another Bike Swap at the VMFA. All are welcome, there will be a space for community items if you’re not a vendor but still want to swap. We plan to be in the sculpture garden, but will move to the parking deck in the event of rain. Just bounce an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending. If you’re a vendor, please bring your own table / chairs. Last year’s was big and we hope to keep building on the swap each year.
We’re also hosting a screening of Reveal the Path – the sequel to Ride the Divide. Tickets are available online at imathlete.com/events/revealthepath and the screening will be at The Byrd.
To close out the week, we’re hosting Bike Shorts. Submit your local bike films on racing, riding, or culture. They’ll be screened on 04/27 at MovieLoft. Be sure to email email@example.com with the content (we’ll coordinate picking the films up and editing the shorts together).
Looking forward to seeing you there!
R.O.T.A. presents the Race to Purgatory 5. If you haven’t done this before, you’re truly missing out. Race runs $5, and be sure to bring the standard bag, pen, and lock. Saturday March 16th, at 2pm. Meet by the tracks in Scott’s Addition. This is a straight up no nonsense mess race so be prepared to sprint hard and get your deliveries in.
Don’t forget to check the Facebook event page for more details and updates.
Looks like the rad folks over at Broad Street Hooligans are hosting Richmond’s first (of many) Baja 100′s. Set March 16th aside and get ready for an all-day mountain bike tour race (you decide) around and beyond the city.
The first of many Richmond Baja 100′s, the officially unofficial off-road bike race/tour, is currently being organized. The RB100 course consists of a 50 mile on/off-road loop around Richmond that riders will complete twice. Crossroads Coffee & Ice Cream will be the main headquarters for the RB100. The course route will be posted and described on our website before the race. The course will be live! The RB100 will have many secret checkpoints along the course to keep the racers honest.
Get out and RIDE!