If you’re still on the fence about riding in the inaugural MARTIN’S Tour of Richmond, it’s time to hop off, put on your shoes and clip in. The entry fee for the event will go up by $5 on September 16.
The first-ever Tour of Richmond cycling event is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2012. The Gran Fondo will feature a full 102-mile loop around Richmond as well as a 59-mile option and a 29-mile option. The full 102-mile course starts and finishes at the Richmond International Raceway complex, which is the site of the post-ride party for all three distances. The 59-mile course starts at the J. Sargeant Reynolds Goochland Campus, and the 29-mile course begins at Patrick Henry High School in Hanover. The post-ride celebration will feature live entertainment, beer, and a barbecue dinner for all participants.
The full course will pass through eight jurisdictions in and around Richmond. All finishers will receive a finisher medal, and a t-shirt. Additional awards will be distributed to the top three male and top three female finishers.
Shuttle buses added for 29-mile and 59-mile participants
There will be free shuttles available to take riders back to the start location, however bicycles are not allowed on the shuttle. When you finish the ride at the Richmond Raceway Complex, check your bike in Bike Parking, leaving the number plate on your bike. The shuttle will take participants to the starting location of both the 29- and 59-mile courses. Participants can then drive their car back to the raceway to retrieve their bike. Shuttles will begin at 2 p.m. All bicycles must be picked up from bike parking by 8 p.m.