About the Ride
Help the VCTF make the Virginia Capital Trail a world-class adventure by joining us for another year of the fabulous Capital to Capital Bike Event. This year you will once again be treated to some of the most stunning scenery Virginia has to offer, while pedaling through 400 years of history between Richmond and Williamsburg, Va. Enjoy well-stocked rest stops, awesome volunteers, delicious lunch, BEER, a vendor expo and live entertainment–a full day of outdoor fitness and fun!
This year, in addition to the Century, Half and Quarter Century rides, we’re offering the 15-Mile Fun Ride on the Jamestown sections of the Virginia Capital Trail. If you’re not comfortable riding on open roads, this one’s for you. (Just to be clear, the Busch Gardens 25-mile route is sponsored by Busch Gardens but starts and finishes at the Williamsburg and Richmond venues just like the other courses. It is NOT Williamsburg only, nor is it on Busch property!)
Friday, May 10, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013 — Ride Day Schedule
6:30-8:45 – Check-In for 25, 50 and 100 mile routes
8:45-9:15 – Check-In for 15-Mile ride (Williamsburg Only)
7:30 – Course Support Begins, SyCom Century Start
8:30 – Sands Anderson Half-Century Start
9:00 – Busch Gardens 25-Miler
9:30 – Eco Discovery Park 15-Mile Fun Ride (Williamsburg Only)
11:00 – Vendor Expo Opens
11:30 – Lunch and Musical Entertainment Begins
3:30 – Vendor Expo Ends
4:00 – Lunch Ends
4:30 – Course Support Ends
- No helmet, no ride.
- Take your cell phone but do not use it while riding.
- No earphones allowed.
- Pack extra hydration and snacks to carry with you on your bike.
- We will have technical support available at Rocketts Landing, Chickahominy Riverfront Park, Charles City Courthouse and the Horizon Mart Citgo Feed Zone.
- A medical support team will be on duty at Rocketts Landing.
- You are responsible for your own safety.
Please be courteous to the motorists of Henrico, Charles City and James City counties by riding single file, to the far right of the road when a car is approaching from behind. There are over 2,000 of you on the roads, and the VCTF appreciates the support of these localities. Any behavior, either on the road or off, negatively affecting the reputation of the ride will not be tolerated. Police will ticket you if you are breaking the law by taking up too much of the road.
We recommend using the maps and cue sheets first for route following. We have placed signs along the routes, but they can blow away, or be moved or taken. Every year some people end up missing a turn because a sign is missing—don’t let this happen to you! Ultimately, you are responsible for making sure you don’t get lost.
Registration fees are non-refundable. You must be wearing your wristband to be served lunch. If you would like to switch distances, there is a $5 fee.
Don't forget to add a jersey to your registration package. Here's a preview of the 2013 jersey!
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Download our mail-in registration form and avoid online processing fees:
Each pre-registered rider will receive a goodie bag, t-shirt and post ride lunch.
*Each person riding will have to register and sign a waiver*
All routes will bring you back to your starting location. Details on parking and ride day check-in will be clearly communicated via email as we get closer to May 11.
**12 and under ride free on the 15-mile Fun Ride.**
For lodging information, see the “Routes & Maps” tab.
Questions? Email us: email@example.com
Is this a race?
No. The Cap2Cap is a ride and riders are encouraged to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Of course, be safe and observe the rules of the road while doing so.
Can I start whenever I want?
We strongly encourage everyone to start with their designated times. This is when the police escorts will safely take you the first few miles. Riding before your start time might mean rest stops won't be open, SAG vehicles won't be available, course marshals and signage won't be along the routes. Starting after your designated start times means you may be out on the course after course support ends. We cannot be responsible for anyone riding after 4:30pm.
Is the Busch Gardens 25-mile route at Busch Gardens?
No, Busch Gardens generously sponsored the route, but it is a regular course starting and finishing at either Rockett's Landing for Richmond riders or Chickahominy Park for Williamsburg riders.
What happens if I get a flat tire? Or get tired and need to stop? Or crash and get hurt?
For any issue requiring urgent medical care, please call 911. For anyone unable to finish the ride due to equipment problems or fatigue, we will have a phone number for SAG support.
Do I have to wear a helmet?
How do you get back to where you started after your ride?
Each route is a loop. If you start in Richmond, you will end in Richmond. If you start in Williamsburg, you will end in Williamsburg. If you end up at the wrong end after your ride, you will have to find your own way back.
What happens if I finish after lunch or course support is over?
We strongly recommend you choose a distance you can complete in order to appreciate the entire Cap2Cap experience, which includes a delicious lunch and a post-ride party. We make every effort to keep leftovers available in boxes, under the tent or pavilion until ride support ends at 4:30 pm. If you are still riding after that, you may not be able to call for our SAG vehicle if you need it. It requires hundreds of volunteers to deliver a first class event during the published hours. Keeping the course open longer than we have volunteer staff available is not feasible or safe.
What do I do with my bicycle while I’m eating lunch?
We will have an area where you can leave your bike, but we recommend you bring a lock, or lock it onto your car while you eat. We are not responsible for your bike during the Cap2Cap event.