Online registration for this year’s Burkes Garden Ride begins July 22, 2012. Fees are $8 per rider during the registration period or $10 on the day of the ride.
The Burkes Garden General Store is closed this year, but the NRVBA is making arrangements to have sandwiches and other refreshments available for purchase at this favorite stop on the area's most accessible and enjoyable century rides. The NRVBA will post additional details as they become available.
For local hotels, motels, cabins and other accommodations, see Lodging in Giles County, Virginia. Further information about ride check-in, directions, etc. is available at the registration site and will be posted on the NRVBA listserv and website as ride day approaches.
About the Burkes Garden Century
The Burkes Garden Century has become a tradition for the New River Valley Bicycle Association since 1997 when a long-time member initiated this ride for a casual outing to avoid campus traffic on move-in day for Virginia Tech. This ride has rapidly gained popularity as a fast, easy century for anyone who loves to ride bicycles. Many novice cyclists enjoy this century (or metric century) as their first, while advanced riders test their hammering ability to plug out 100 miles at a fast pace.