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May is Bike month in Williamsburg Virginia

imageSaturday, May 5
8 am to 1 pm
Come bike the Colonial Parkway, which will be closed to motorized vehicles from the Newport Avenue exit in Williamsburg to the Jamestown exit (about 10 miles, one way). A rest stop serving free refreshments will be located at the College Creek pull off. A children’s Bike Skills rodeo will held at the Parkway’s Jamestown end; participants will receive free helmets donated by the Active Williamsburg Alliance (AWA), a chapter of BikeWalk Virginia.

Check out the May calendar of the Williamsburg Area Bicycling Association for a variety of bike rides in the Williamsburg Virginia area. There are rides for all skill levels on an almost daily

May 2012 Rides

May 2, Wednesday
New Kent Visitors Center Ride

53 mile C+ ride at 8:30 AM meeting at the New Kent Visitors Center. Call the Deana Sun at (804) 690-6018.
May 3, Thursday
Yorktown Battlefield Ride

Meet at the parking lot behind York Hall for a 14 mile casual ride on the Yorktown Tour Roads at 10:00 AM. Optional lunch will follow the ride at the Carrot Tree Restaurant. Call Jim and Mary Osborn at 229-0655 or email (osbornva@cox.net).
May 4, Friday
Dunbar Ride

25 to 35 miles C+ pace. Meet at Williamsburg Community Chapel Parking lot (Section S) at 9:30 am. POC Charlie Hart 566-0090.
May 5, Saturday
Pedal the Parkway

16th Anniversary of Pedal the Parkway
Bike the Colonial Parkway for 8.2 miles (between Jamestown and Williamsburg) with no cars from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. FREE to the public! Avoid most of the hills by starting at the Jamestown end of the Parkway. A rest stop with free refreshments will be located at the Archer’s Hope pull-off (3.8 miles from the Jamestown entrance). FREE helmets available for children at the Jamestown and Williamsburg entrances. Child must be present to be fitted with a helmet.
May 6, Sunday
Civil War Ride

16-20 mile casual ride visiting local sites of Civil War action and interest commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Williamsburg. Meet at 4 PM at the Jefferson Statue in Merchants Square. POC Nancy Carter, 229-4907 or njcarter@starpower.net.

May 7, Monday
Charles City Courthouse Ride

28 mile C+ ride at 9:00 AM meeting at the Charles City Courthouse. Call Deana Sun at 690-6018.
May 8, Tuesday
Bike Club Meeting

The public is invited to attend a bike maintenance workshop at 7:15 pm at the Williamsburg Jamestown Airport (Call 258-0715 to reserve optional $6 dinner at 6:00 pm)
Pre-Meeting Ride
8 mile casual ride at 5:00 pm at Williamsburg Jamestown Airport – Everyone welcome! Call POC TBD.
May 9, Wednesday
Upper James City County Ride

25-30 miles at C+ pace. Starts at 8:30 AM from parking lot at Croaker Road and Rochambeau Drive, I-64 Exit 231A. Charlie Hart 757-566-0090 or RunnrRidr@cox.net .
May 10, Thursday
Queens Lake Ride

Join Bobbe & Chuck at 6:00 PM at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Merchants Square for a 16 mile casual ride. Call the Reddings at 220-8236.
May 11, Friday
Dunbar Ride

25 to 35 miles C+ pace. Meet at Williamsburg Community Chapel Parking lot (Section S) at 9:30 am. POC Dean Dunbar 645-3952.
May 12, Saturday
Cap2Cap Ride

Begining at either Chickahominy Park or Richmond. Visit http://www.virginiacapitaltrail.org for more details. Registration required.
May 13, Sunday
Mother’s Day Ride

In celebration of all of our mothers, ride with Pat Groeninger at 2:00 pm for a 10 mile casual ride starting at the trail kiosk opposite Jamestown Settlement. Call 220-5464
May 14, Monday
New Kent Visitors Center Ride

27 mile C+ ride at 9:00 AM meeting at the New Kent Visitors Center. Call the Deana Sun at (804) 690-6018.
May 15, Tuesday
Two Trails Ride

Meet at Colony Square Shopping Center (off Jamestown Road at Route 199) at 3:00 PM for a 25 mile spin which includes part of the Colonial Parkway, Jamestown Island, the Virginia Capital Trail, and the Powhatan Creek Trail. Shorter option of 15 miles. Moderate pace 12 -14 mph. Call Allen Turnbull at 229-4046.
May 16, Wednesday
New Town Ride

Meet at New Town behind the SunTrust Bank at 6:00 PM for a 20 mile ride through James City County & Williamsburg at a moderate pace. No one left behind! Optional dinner after the ride at the Corner Pocket. Call Neal Robinson at 258-5101.
May 17, Thursday
Two Trails Ride

Meet at Colony Square Shopping Center (off Jamestown Road at Route 199) at 3:00 PM for a 25 mile spin which includes part of the Colonial Parkway, Jamestown Island, the Virginia Capital Trail, and the Powhatan Creek Trail. Shorter option of 15 miles. Moderate pace 12 -14 mph. Call Allen Turnbull at 229-4046.
May 18, Friday
National Bike to Work Day

Or do your errands by bike! Any pace!
Dunbar Ride
25 to 35 miles C+ pace. Meet at Williamsburg Community Chapel Parking lot (Section S) at 9:30 am. POC Dean Dunbar 645-3952.
May 19, Saturday
Tour de Chesapeake Rides

18-100 miles ride between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM in Mathews County Visit http://www.tourdechesapeake.org for more information.
Yale Education Ride
48 mile C+ pace starting at 9 AM. This is an extension of the old favorite ride from Waverly to Historic Sussex Court House that continues on to the quiet village of Yale. Not the site of the famous Ivy League school, but there was a one-room school there years ago and some of the older locals can boast of having "gone to school at Yale." The rest stop is at cycling friendly Thorton’s Store at Sussex. Cue sheets and maps will be provided. This is a joint ride for RABA and WAB. All riders are invited to have lunch together at La Hacienda in Waverly. The Starting point is the parking lot behind La Hacienda Restaurant (former Coppahunk Tavern, 101 S County Drive, Waverly, VA) at the corner of Routes 460 and 40 (Main Street) in the town of Waverly. POC Jack Huber, 804-282-3872 or jhuber1111@yahoo.com.
May 20, Sunday
Adopt-a-Highway Ride

Meet with a group of bicyclists at 4557 Ware Creek Rd., Croaker at 1:00 pm for an official VDOT clean-up of a portion of Ware Creek Road. A casual bike ride with options for 8-21 miles will follow the clean-up. Rain or shine. Call Bob Austin at 566-3769 for directions.
High Bridge Trail Ride
Meet at the trailhead of the High Bridge Trail in Farmville, VA at 10 am. The Trail is railroad grade level with 22 miles through beautiful Virginia countryside. Optional lunch afterwards. Contact Nancy Carter at 757-229-4907 or njcarter@starpower.net for additional information and directions.
May 21, Monday
Powhatan Creek Ride

Join Bobbe & Chuck at 6:00 PM at the Jamestown Capital to Capital Trail kiosk for a 16 mile casual ride along the Cap to Cap trail. Call the Reddings at 220-8236.
May 22, Tuesday
Seven Hills of Williamsburg

Meet at 10:00 AM at the Jefferson Statue in Merchants Square. Let’s get a workout! We’ll ride a very hilly route, 11-26 miles, all within the limits of the City of Williamsburg. For info, call Nancy Carter at 229-4907.
May 23, Wednesday
Upper James City County Ride

25-30 miles at C+ pace. Starts at 8:30 AM from parking lot at Croaker Road and Rochambeau Drive, I-64 Exit 231A. Charlie Hart 757-566-0090 or RunnrRidr@cox.net.
May 24, Thursday
Chickahominy River Ride

Join Bobbe & Chuck at 6:00 PM in front of the Target store in Monticello Marketplace for a 16 mile casual ride. Call the Reddings at 220-8236.
May 25, Friday
Country Dinner Ride

Meet at the Charles City Tavern, on Rte 5, 2.3 miles west of the Courthouse at 6PM. We will take a short casual ride on the Capital Trail and then dine at the Tavern. Limit of 30 diners. Contact Ted Moreland by May 18 for reservations. 757-258-0715 or tedbikes2@verizon.net.
Dunbar Ride
25 to 35 miles C+ pace. Meet at Williamsburg Community Chapel Parking lot (Section S) at 9:30 am. POC Dean Dunbar 645-3952.
May 26, Saturday
Holly Forks Pool & Picnic Ride

Meet at Gary and Martha Smith’s home (10116 Holly Forks Road, Toano 23168) at 9 AM for a moderate pace 13 mile ride visiting a local monastery, stable and more. Gather for a picnic at their swimming pool around 12 noon, with swimming for anyone who wishes. The Smiths will provide the meat entrées (chicken, hamburger, hot dogs) and beverages. Others should bring additional dishes. RSVP by May 20th to 566-0127 or gary@hollyforks.com.
PBA Weenie Ride See http://www.pbabicycling.org for details.
May 27, Sunday
Tour des Monuments

Meet at the Thomas Jefferson statue on Duke of Gloucester Street for a 10 or 17 mile ride at 2:00 PM. Ride to see 24 monuments in the City of Williamsburg. Call the Turnbulls at 229-4046.
May 28, Monday
Memorial Day Ride

Join Bobbe & Chuck at 9:30 AM at the Jamestown Settlement Capital to Capital Trail kiosk for a 16-18 mile casual ride. Optional pizza stop at the Jamestown Pie Company aftertwards. Call the Reddings at 220-8236.
May 29, Tuesday
Two Trails Ride

Meet at Colony Square Shopping Center (off Jamestown Road at Route 199) at 3:00 PM for a 25 mile spin which includes part of the Colonial Parkway, Jamestown Island, the Virginia Capital Trail, and the Powhatan Creek Trail. Shorter option of 15 miles. Moderate pace 12 -14 mph. Call Allen Turnbull at 229-4046.
May 30, Wednesday
New Town Ride

Meet at New Town behind the SunTrust Bank at 6:00 PM for a 20 mile ride through James City County & Williamsburg at a moderate pace. No one left behind! Optional dinner after the ride at the Corner Pocket. Call Neal Robinson at 258-5101.
May 31, Thursday
Williamsburg Winery Ride

Meet at the Williamsburg Winery at 6:00 PM for a moderate pace ride of 12 or 17 miles. Optional dinner at the Gabriel Archer Tavern following the ride at 7:30 PM. Please call ride leaders Allen or Mary Turnbull at 229-4046 for reservations.

Click here for the complete May ride Calendar in PDF!

 

For more information of the rides above check the website for the Williamsburg Area Bicycling Association

http://www.wabonline.org

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