The Ride leaves at 8:00 AM from the Narrows Community Center (Old Narrows High School) in Narrows, Virginia and travels along Wolf Creek up to Rocky Gap. Metric century riders can join the fun at the Rocky Gap Elementary School at 9:15 AM. All participants continue to Tazewell and climb over Rich Mountain into Burke's Garden, where local cuisine is served at the Burke's Garden General Store. Climb back out of the Garden and retrace your route back to Narrows. THE SUPPORT (OR LACK THEREOF)
In keeping with tradition, the New River Valley Bicycle Association likes to run this ride as simply as possible. There are several stores (about every 20 miles apart) where drinks and food are available for sale and porta-potties are provided for riders.
SAG vehicles will be on the course for emergency situations and mechanical problems. Please do not depend on them to supply you with food or fluids for this ride!
Narrows, VA is about 30 minutes west of Blacksburg, VA on Hwy 460. From Hwy 460, turn on to SR 61 towards the business district of Narrows. The Narrows Community Center is one half mile down SR 61 on the left. Those doing the metric century should continue on SR 61 for 20 miles to Rocky Gap. SR 61 will intersect SR 52. Turn right on SR 52 and park at the elementary school on the left just a few hundred yards from SR 61.
You can register for either ride at:
Online registration closes Wed. August 17 at 11pm.
The entry fee is $8 online and $10 on the morning of the ride.
Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
All riders must check in prior to their ride to receive a number and sign a ride waiver/release form. Century riders should check in at the Narrows Community Center between 7:00 and 7:45 AM. Metric Century riders should check in at the elementary school in Rocky Gap between 8:45 and 9:15 AM.