August 22nd
For our 15th Annual Cap2Cap, we are bringing back the TWO start/finish concept! You will have the option to either start at Dorey Park in Henrico or Chickahominy Riverfront Park in Williamsburg, VA.
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Cap2Cap 2020: Suncrush Century Ride

$80 7:30AM EDT - 4:30PM EDT Price increases after July 16, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Cap2Cap 2020: Virginia Credit Union Half Century

$75 8:30AM EDT - 4:30PM EDT Price increases after July 16, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Cap2Cap 2020: kaléo Quarter Century

$75 9:30AM EDT - 4:30PM EDT Price increases after July 16, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Cap2Cap 2020: Sentara Family Fun Ride

$35 11:00AM EDT - 4:30PM EDT Price increases after July 16, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
Cap2Cap Event Update: Updated March 31st

New Date: August 22nd

Dear Cap2Cap Participants,
These past few weeks have been filled with much uncertainty and I am grateful for your patience. Due to the availability of community resources, we have changed the date of the Cap2Cap Bike Event for both starting locations to Saturday, August 22nd 2020.  The VCTF's Board of Directors have made the decision on the best options for our Cap2Cap participants, here are your options:  

First off, we hope you are able to attend the Cap2Cap Bike Ride on Saturday, August 22nd 2020, by confirming your spot below. 

If you are unable to attend, we are excited to announce a Virtual Cap2Cap Bike Ride option. Between now and August 22nd 2020 you will be able to cycle the mileage you signed up for on the Capital Trail, other trails, roads or an indoor bike. You can submit your results through Strava, RideWithGPS, etc. and send a screenshot of your results to claire@virginiacapitaltrail.org. Details will be sent out soon for pick-up locations of your event swag.  

If participating in a virtual ride doesn't interest you, please consider donating your registration fee.  We need your support more than ever!  

Please check your email for more information! Thank you again for your patience, understanding, and for supporting the Capital Trail.

Sincerely,
Cat Anthony
Executive Director

Here Are Your Options:

Your registration will automatically transfer to August 22nd. If you need to make any changes regarding packet pickup or adding merchandise, please go to the “edit my registration tab.”

How will it work?  You ride the mileage and you submit to us proof (through Stava, RideWithGPS, etc) to claire@virginiacapitaltrail.org.  We will have pick-up locations for your swag at a later date.

Thank you for supporting the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation!  We will send you a tax receipt letter.

Description
For our 15th annual Dominion Energy Cap2Cap Bike Ride, we are bringing back the TWO starts concept! You will have the option to either start at Dorey Park in Henrico, VA or Chickahominy Riverfront Park in Williamsburg, VA. You will finish at the same location you started.  Both locations will have multiple route options and a great post-ride celebration! Cap2Cap will be on Saturday, May 9th 2020! 
This year you have EIGHT route options in total. Four at both locations! You will select a location after you select a distance in registration
Dorey Park will have a Family Fun Ride (7 Miles), Quarter-Century (23 Miles), Half-Century (53 Miles), and Century (100 miles) Bike Ride Options.
Chickahominy Riverfront Park will have a Family Fun Ride (8 Miles), Quarter-Century (27 Miles), Half-Century (57 Miles), and Century (100 miles) Bike Ride Options.

 

***PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL START AND FINISH IN THE SAME LOCATION. THERE IS NO SHUTTLE SERVICE BACK TO THE START***
Ride Details

The Cap2Cap Bike Ride is a supported, non-competitive bike ride. Note this is not a race. The Ride will take place on public roads as well as the Capital Trail. The course is open to traffic and all stop signs and traffic signals must be obeyed by participants. All Virginia Laws as they apply to bicyclists must be followed: riders should use hand signals at turns, may ride up to two-abreast on all roads and must move into single file when a vehicle approaches to enable it to pass. 

Questions? Visit our "Frequently Asked Questions" Page! If you still have questions, please contact us below.

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Who benefits from this event?

100% of the proceeds from the Cap2Cap Bike Ride will benefit the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation. 

What is the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation?

The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation exists to protect, promote, and enhance the Virginia Capital Trail, and to serve as a resource, community builder, and connector to other trails throughout the Commonwealth.

What's included in your registration fee?

A fully marked bike course, lunch, a drink ticket, official Cap2Cap 2020 t-shirt, drawstring bag, water bottle, snacks and hydration at every rest stop, cue sheets, maps, EMS/Police Support, additional swag bag items provided by Sponsors, Vendor Expo, and a fun-filled Post-Ride Party!

Bib Numbers

All participants in the Cap2Cap are assigned a rider number. This number is to be worn at all times while out on the course for identification purposes. Attached to this number are two tear-off tickets for lunch and one complimentary beverage. Do not misplace these tickets as you will be unable to redeem these provisions without them. 

VIRTUAL CAP2CAP BIKE RIDE

If you are not able to attend Cap2Cap, we are excited to announce a Virtual Cap2Cap Bike Ride option this year.  Between now and August 22nd 2020 you will be able to cycle the mileage you signed up for on the Capital Trail, other trails, roads or on an indoor bike.  You can record your results through Strava, RideWithGPS, etc. and email us a screenshot at claire@virginiacapitaltrail.org so we can get your merch ready! Details will be sent out soon for pick-up locations in Richmond and Williamsburg for your event swag. 

How to complete Cap2Cap Virtually once you’ve registered:

1. Pick your favorite cycling app 
2. Choose a date between now and August 22nd to ride; either on the Capital Trail, a stationary bike, public road, another trail, etc.
3. Record your ride based on the distance you signed up for on your preferred app
4. Send a screenshot of you results to claire@virginiacapitaltrail.org
5. Plan to pick up your swag at one of our packet pickups in Richmond and Williamsburg, details will be sent out at a later date. Please note if you are from out of town we will mail your merchandise if needed.

Rest Stops

Rest Stops are located at strategic points along all routes on ride day at intervals of 10-15 miles, depending on the route and distance. Each location will have restrooms or portable sanitation, basic first aid supplies as well as an assortment of food and hydration options. The Century Riders get a half-burrito provided by Palani Drive at one of the Rest Stops along the route. 

Maps and Cue Sheets

Once the routes have been finalized and approved they will be available for download on the VCTF Website. Hardcopies will be available at packet pickup and on ride morning. Please note that routes are subject to change due to any weather or safety concerns. 

Route Markings

All turns and potentially congested areas on all routes will be marked with posted directional or message signage and color-coded arrows on the pavement. Pavement arrows will mark routes according to the following protocol:

  • Single arrow 100 feet before the turn
  • Single arrow at the turn itself 
  • Single arrow after the turn for confirmation 

NOTE: In some instances, riders will travel distances in excess of 5 miles at a time without a direction change. While we will do our very best to ensure that confirmation arrows are on the pavement at regular intervals, it cannot be guaranteed that they will not be removed or otherwise damaged due to traffic and weather conditions. Please consult all maps and cue sheets and be familiar with all distances between turns and other direction changes to avoid confusion.

Packet Pickup

You have several Packet Pickup Options!

On Friday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM you will have the options of:

Hardywood Brewery                                                  
2408 Ownby Lane 
Richmond, VA 23220 

OR

Corner Pocket 
4805 Courthouse Street
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Or you can pick it on Ride Day starting at 6:30 AM! 

During registration, you will have the option to select where you would like to pickup your race packet. If you choose to pick it up on Friday and no longer can, it will be brought to the corresponding location. Hardywood Packets will be brought to Dorey Park on Ride Day. Corner Pocket Packets will be brought to Chickahominy Riverfront Park on Ride Day.

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