The Cap2Cap is the annual bike ride fundraiser event for the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation. The ride will feature four distances: a 7 mile, 23 mile, 52 mile, and 100 mile ride. The post-ride party will include lunch, beer, entertainment and a vendor expo. Join us for this fun, family-friendly event and help support the Cap Trail at the same time!
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Park to Park Bicycle Tour-20th Anniversary
Saturday, July 14, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Preregistration Deadline: June 30.
Register for this annual self-guided bicycle tour! Choose from a family ride (ride as little or as much as you’d like), 15 miles, 30 miles or the Half Century ride (50 miles)! The 50-mile ride includes visits to a variety of County parks. Cool off after your ride in the Chickahominy Riverfront Park pool. Fee includes refreshments, pool admittance, maps, support vehicles to help out tired riders and lunch!
Preregistration forms available beginning May 1 at local bike shops, the Centers, FP Interpretive Center, Satellite Services in Toano or online at jamescitycountyva.gov/recreation. Offered in partnership with Williamsburg Area Bicyclists
The Patriot’s Triathlons: Located on the James River next to the Jamestown settlement, centerpiece for the 400th celebration of Jamestown. Just minutes from I-64 in Williamsburg, VA the Patriot’s Triathlons are must do events.
Be sure to even get in a day or two early to get your race packet, check out the race site and experience experience all that the greater Williamsburg area has to offer, including modern attractions, amusements, and historical sites from Jamestown to Yorktown.
These events feature a Tri-Blend Crew Style T-shirt, Custom Race Socks, Finisher’s Medals, Professional DJ, Bounce House and a post race meal.
Williamsburg, Virginia is home to famous Colonial Williamsburg, the nation’s largest living history museum that introduces visitors to life in 18th century America. The historic Jamestown Island and Yorktown Battlefield are nearby, earning Williamsburg the nickname of the “Historic Triangle.” Visitors may also jump into modern times with a visit to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, which has over 350 acres of roller coasters, water parks, rides and attractions. Laser tag, haunted dinner theatres, bowling alleys and more are a part of the area, where there really is something for everyone.
There will be one transition area located at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. The swim will take place in the Chickahominy river. The swim course will be reversible depending on the conditions. Our goal will be to make it safer and more favorable for you. Water temperatures are likely to be in the high 70’s to low 80’s.
After leaving Chickahominy Riverfront Park, athletes take a right onto Rte 5 and over the Judith Steward Dresser Memorial Bridge for a rolling ride through the rural roads of Charles City County. The terrain is enough to give athletes time out of the saddle and to keep the ride interesting but won’t overly tax your legs for the run.
The entire run is on the newly completed Virginia Capital Trail, a 52-mile dedicated multi-use, paved trail connecting Richmond and Williamsburg along the historic and beautiful Route 5 corridor. After the first mile, the tall trees on either side of the trail provide ample shade for the flat run course. The bridge at the very beginning and end will provide a challenging start and finish to the run leg.
Celebrate the summer by tackling almost 120 miles in one night! Travel via foot and bike to Jamestown and back in a four-person relay-style race. You’ll explore the James River Park System, T. Tyler Potterfield Memorial Bridge, Virginia Capital Trail, Greensprings Greenway Trail, and more! Recruit your team and take on the Sports Backers Run Bike Relay presented by Ragnar. If you really want a challenge, take on this adventure with a two-person team or go it alone!
Jamestown Triathlon Festival
The Jamestown Triathlons are a great race experience for elite and novice athletes alike. Located in Williamsburg, VA these races are fast and flat and there are plenty of lodging and entertainment options for a family to spend the weekend exploring and racing in Williamsburg, Virginia.
These events feature a Tri-Blend Crew Style T-shirt, Custom Race Socks, Finisher’s Medals, Professional DJ, Bounce House. Post Race Food includes: Pizza and Beer to be provided to all athletes along with fresh fruit and other goodies.
The Colonial200 Relay is a unique, overnight relay adventure in which you and 11 friends run 200 scenic miles through the heart of Virginia. The Colonial200 Relay begins in Albemarle County in central Virginia and finishes in historic Jamestown. Starting just north of Charlottesville in Preddy Creek Trail Park, the Colonial200 Relay will take you through the wine and horse country of central Virginia and near many of Virginia's most historic sites along the way.
Beginning near Charlottesville in central Virginia, the first flight of teams will start the 200 mile relay at 5:30 am on a Friday morning (April 20). Over the next several hours, additional sets of teams will depart on their overnight journey through central Virginia to Jamestown. Teams will begin arriving at Jamestown around noon on Saturday to conclude their Colonial200 Relay experience.
There are many opportunities for fun, history, and adventure along the course of the Colonial200 Relay. The beginning of the Colonial200 Relay takes you near Monticello and Montpelier as well as through the wine country of central Virginia. The finish is along the Capital Trail traveling into Williamsburg near some of the most famous plantations in Virginia (Shirley, Berkeley, and Sherwood Forest). Finishing across the street from the Jamestown Settlement, the Colonial200 Relay is a great way to see the rich history of Virginia. Once you have completed the Colonial200 Relay, you can finish your weekend off by visiting the many attractions in Colonial Williamsburg (including Busch Gardens).
Teams for the Colonial200 Relay are generally made up of 4 to 12 people who split 36 legs. For instance, each person of a 12 person relay team will run three legs over distances varying from 3 – 10 miles. Each team will provide support vans to drop off and pick up runners at designated exchange zones along the 200 mile route.
The Colonial200 Relay is great fun for everyone - you don't have to be an ultra runner to enjoy it. For a 12 person team the distances and training are similar to that of a half marathon.
Looking for an opportunity to get your bike out of “hibernation”? Free safety inspections, assistance for minor repairs, greasing, fitting as well as fun rides to “knock the rust off” after winter. Rides of 2, 5, 10 and 15 miles on the Virginia Capital Trail led by experienced leaders. Rides scheduled to start at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Riders younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments provided. Rain date is 4/8.
Location: Chickahominy Riverfront Park
Contact: Sarah O’Reilly
TIME: 7:00 AM
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2010
PLACE: Jamestown Event Beach Park - Williamsburg, VA
DISTANCE: 750 Meter Swim (bay); 20K Bike (flat); 5K Run (flat)
(Find it on the Race Category Page when registering)
Register until the Tuesday before the event at 8PM