Recurring Rides

Recurring Rides

Most rides are organized through the mailing list, but big rides often go on the calendar and there are a number of recurring local rides that happen almost continually throughout the year.  For details, join the mailing list to see what the route is this week, check weather cancellations, etc.

Road

  • Sunday Social Ride: a slow-paced (10-13 mph) social ride of 15 to 30 miles.  Most every Sunday at 2 PM from early spring to late fall.  Contact Jon Dubovsky.
  • Wednesday Social Ride: a slow-paced (10-13 mph) social ride of 15 to 25 miles.  Most every Wednesday at 5:30 PM from early spring to late fall.  Contact Geoff Knobl.
  • Daybreak Ramble: an early-morning ride.
  • Wednesday Worlds: a fast ride run by Virginia Tech Cycling Team.  Wednesdays at 5:30 or 6:00 PM.  Coordinated through their listserv.

Mountain Bike

  • Wednesday Pandapas Ride: led by Malcolm Laing.  Occasionally the ride moves to Mountain Lake, etc., so check the calendar for details.
  • Thursday Pandapas Ride: run by the Virginia Tech Cycling Team.  Thursdays at 5:30 PM.  Coordinated through their listserv.

Big Yearly Events

There are a number of favorite big rides that happen every year.  Some of these are run by the NRVBA and some are run by other groups or bike clubs.

  • Spring Up Wolf Creek - Road. Early May.  Sponsored by the Narrows Lions Club
  • Wilderness Road Ride - Road. Memorial Day weekend Saturday
  • Mountains of Misery - Road. Memorial Day weekend Sunday.  "A challenging bike ride for dedicated road cyclists through the heart of southwest Virginia. The annual timed event features century and double-metric century options - both ending in a tough, four-mile 12%–16% graded climb to the finish."
  • Artie Levin Memorial Century - Road. Late June.  Run by the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club.
  • Burke's Garden Century - Road. Century or metric century.  On move-in weekend at Virginia Tech.  Run by the NRVBA.  This is one of the easiest and prettiest centuries around and is a great excuse to get out of town during the business of VT move-in.  Includes a great lunch stop in the middle in Burke's Garden.
  • Tour de Wolf Creek - Road. Early October.  Sponsored by the Narrows Lions Club.
  • Tour de Bland - Road. Early October.  Routes from 5 km to 100 miles.
  • Rowdy Dawg - MTB. Late October.