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    I just checked Google Maps and I see what you mean--seeing that a long stretch of Route 5 is just 2 lanes. I've traveled on Rt. 5 before and it's not a heavily traveled road, but the trucks will be a bit scary I'm sure.
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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    Rt. 5 is scary! Tree covered so it is dark and shady at times. Two types of drivers on Rt. 5. Scenery watching rubberneckers and those behind them trying to pass. I had to dive for the shoulder/ditch a couple of times last year. I sort of did this ride by myself last summer. I started out at River's Bend and went down Rt. 10 to Surry. Then rode to the Jamestown Ferry and took it across the river. Then the Colonial Parkway. Back up Rt. 5 then 156 back over to Rt. 10. Finished back up at River's Bend. I'm signed up for SOTR the week after so I will miss the Cap 2 Cap. People should try SOTR (Storming of Thunder Ridge) Quite a bit different than Cap 2 Cap.

    http://www.stormingofthunderridge.com/

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    Thanks for the information. I do, and will, ride with blinking tail lights and likely my blinking headlight as well, MagicShine 808e. I also use high viz attire, but I did purchase the Cap2Cap jersey and will likely wear that during the ride.
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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    6 weeks until the event. I hope to see some of the fellow Forum members out on the ride.
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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    Some more information for the Cap2Cap ride...hope to see many of you there.

    Also, remember the password for a free beer.

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    The password for one free beer on ride day is hidden somewhere in this email.
    Hello Cap2Cap 2013 riders!
    Thanks for signing up for one of the fastest growing riding events around. We're working hard to put everything in place for you to have a fun and successful day. Our goal with this email is to make sure you have all you need for a smooth and fun day on May 11. We'll send another before ride day with more details.

    Some useful info:

    Need a place to stay? Here are your options.
    We have packet pickup scheduled for Friday, May 10 from 4pm-8 pm. It will make your Saturday morning easier if you pick everything up on Friday evening. We'll have your t-shirt, jerseys, wristbands, maps, cue sheets and assorted goodies. Anyone can register at packet pickup, but will be charged the walk-up fee of $85, and not be guaranteed their preferred size of t-shirt. That's so the rest of you who pre-registered will get yours. You can also pickup your packet on Saturday, May 11, starting at 6:30 am.

    Directions to packet pickup locations:

    For Richmond starters: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
    This is the official launch of the Capital Trail Pale Ale. Bring money and buy a case to take home with you. When it runs out, it's gone until next year.

    2408 Ownby Lane
    Richmond, Va 23220
    804-240-2420

    For Chickahominy Starters: American Family Fitness, Williamsburg

    5137 Main Street,
    Williamsburg, VA 23188,
    (757) 258-3111

    We have a raffle, including free dinners and great merchandise so make sure to bring some spare cash to packet pickup and ride day. Three winners will be drawn.

    **On Ride Day, raffle tickets and beer tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20**
    And of course, that password is good for your celebratory first beer.

    Schedule of Events on May 11:
    Ride Day Registration and Packet Pickup Opens: 6:30
    Sycom Century Ride Begins: 7:30
    Course Support Begins: 7:30
    Sands Anderson Half-Century Ride Begins: 8:30
    Busch Gardens 25-Miler Ride Begins: 9:00
    Eco Discovery Park 15-Mile Fun Ride Begins: 9:30
    Vendor Expo Opens: 11:00
    Lunch and Entertainment Begins: 11:30
    Vendor Expo closes: 3:30
    Lunch closes: 4:00
    Course Support closes: 4:30

    Some Very Important Info:
    Make sure you're able to finish your chosen distance by 4:30pm, when course support ends. With six Feed Zones along the routes, factor in frequent stops to what you think will be your average speed. Example: Last year, someone riding the century averaged 17mph, started at 7:30 and finished at 3:15. They took 15 minutes at each Feed Zone, and a hour at the turnaround, and stopped randomly throughout the route. It's worth repeating: We really want you to enjoy the entire Cap2Cap experience, and the delicious barbeque and great music at the end of your ride is a big part of it. But the bottom line is, we can't guarantee any support vehicles will be available to you if you need one after 4:30 pm.

    If you'd like to change your distance, we can do that but please let us know before May 1. There will be a $5 to make changes after that. Email: katie@virginiacapitaltrail.org or jen@virginiacapitaltrail.org.

    The contact number for course support will be prominently printed on your cue sheets and maps. We will have multiple support vehicles on the routes, but with such a large area to cover and 2,200 riders, you may end up having to wait for assistance. If you bring a spare tube or patch kit with you, and know how to use them, you will be on your way much faster if all you have is a flat tire. Any medical emergencies, call 911.

    Here is how we will get you through your route:

    1. Everyone gets a great map and turn-by-turn instructions. Each distance has its own color too.
    2. We will be placing many signs along the routes.
    3. Rumor has it some color coded arrows are on the roads where turns are required.
    4. We will have some course marshals. Not all of the turns will be covered, but we will have people directing you at certain locations. Be aware, they are not traffic cops. Getting through an intersection safely is your responsibility.
    5. If possible, drive the route you signed up for before ride day. Get familiar with the map, and the route. You can download and print them from the event website.
    6. The password for one free beer on ride day: We need more cowbell.

    Thanks for supporting the Cap2Cap. We're looking forward to a great day on May 11!

    The Cap2Cap Organizing Committee
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
    If you see a Tour de Cure event, consider participating or supporting a Red Rider or other participant.


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    The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to oversee
    completion, enhancement and promotion of the Virginia Capital Trail into a world-class amenity.
    Click here to make your secure on-line donation.
    April, 2013
    Thinking of our heroes in Boston
    Cap2Cap Ride
    I keep hearing that the long winter we just bid a fond farewell to has kept people from training properly for the Cap2Cap. If this is the case with you, you have a couple options. First, get out there and make up for lost time. Or, bump yourself down in distance and go for a shorter route this year. You'll likely be glad you did, as you enjoy the post-ride party without nausea.

    But whatever you do, don't skip it altogether.


    Here's why. First, you need the exercise. Don't take this the wrong way, but a leisurely cruise through beautiful eastern Henrico and Charles City County will do you some good, and whatever preparation you can squeeze in in the next 24 days will also do you some good.

    Second, if you're hesitant because you've never done it and think you'll stick out, fear not. With 2200 other participants, sticking out just doesn't happen. Plus, this group of riders is about the happiest bunch of people you'll ever meet.

    If you've not signed up yet, do it today. The price goes up at midnight tonight. If it's your first time, you'll see what all the buzz is about. If not, we're glad you're back and hope this is your best one yet!


    See you on May 11,

    Beth Weisbrod

    Executive Director,

    VCTF





    Volunteers Making the Virginia Capital Trail Great!
    From left: Jake Dabney, Alex Comiskey, Andrea Wallen, Tanner Clements, Su Kyeong, Karen Setzer, Derrek Chappell
    Thank you to Derek Chappell and the volunteers from Primatics Financial for picking the Courthouse section of the Trail for your volunteer day.
    A crew of seven energetic trail lovers and weed whackers spent a couple hours making the Trail sparkle!


    New and Notable
    Don't miss Rattlesnake Creek and Notch 8 at Rocketts Landing on May 11
    And Jane & Derek at Chickahominy Park!

    Do you know this year's password for a free beer? It will be somewhere in the next email update to registered riders.

    In other news...
    Thanks to generous bike shops and mechanics, we will have mechanical support at almost every FeedZone
    Agees -- Rocketts Landing
    Pibby's Bike & Skate -- Ft. Harrison National Battlefield Park
    Ed Jones -- Charles City Courthouse
    BikeBeat -- Chickahominy Riverfront Park
    Red Barn Bicycles -- Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
    REI -- Citgo, Horizon Mart

    Did you know the Cap2Cap is for all ages and abilities?
    Beat the April 17 price increase!

    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
    If you see a Tour de Cure event, consider participating or supporting a Red Rider or other participant.


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    Cap2Cap 2010
    Need to know more? See why this ride was voted one of Richmond's Best Outdoor Events in 2012 by checking out this video or this one.
    We're still looking for a few good volunteers. It's a great day of fun, and yes hard work. Here are some jobs we think you might enjoy:



      • Course marshals-- Riders LOVE you
      • Take-down helpers-- It doesn't sound sexy, but these people often score delicious leftovers and extra giveaways.
      • Late arrival cheerleaders--Our most inspiring riders appreciate this.
      • Registration/packet pickup--These folks usually get to the donuts first.
      • Lunch servers -- This is where the action is.
      • Ride Week helpers--You can sleep in on Saturday

    We also have a volunteer raffle that you will automatically be entered in. Last year one of our precious vols won a Trek Bike! Stay tuned for this year's prize.

    email: info@virginiacapitaltrail.org to grab one of these coveted spots.
    Don't forget to order your 2013 C2C Jersey.
    2013 Ride Jersey

    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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    From an email I received today.

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    Hello Cap2Cap 2013 registered riders. If you’re riding with friends, make sure they receive this email too. Anyone you know who hasn't registered yet may do so at: http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/cap2cap-ride/



    We’re 24 days away from the 2013 Cap2Cap event. Please read this entire email, even if this is your 8th time riding with us. Some locations have changed this year, and we want everything to go smoothly for you throughout the event!

    **If you ordered a jersey, you may pick them up Friday evening at packet pickup, or Saturday morning before your ride**


    Schedule of Events

    Friday, May 10, (optional) early packet pickup

    4-8 pm for Richmond

    5-8 pm for Williamsburg


    **The Friday early packet pickup location for Richmond is NOT Rocketts Landing. Repeat, Friday pm packet pickup for Richmond riders HAS CHANGED from previous years. It is at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Details at the end of this email.**


    **The Friday early packet pickup location for Williamsburg HAS CHANGED. It is at American Family Fitness. Details at the end of this email**


    You may pick up multiple packets for your friends. We will have one line dedicated to people doing just that. You must pick up your packet from the location you have signed up to start from. Directions to each packet pickup location are at the end of this email. Anyone can register for the ride at this time, but will be charged the $85 walk-up fee and can only get an event t-shirt after completing your ride. (cash, checks and credit cards accepted)

    Saturday, May 11

    6:30 am– Packet Pickup, last minute registration. If you’ve picked up your packet on Friday, you do not need to re-check-in. You’re all set!
    7:30: SyCom Century ride start
    8:30: Sands Anderson Half-Century start
    9:00: Busch Gardens 25-Miler start
    9:30: Eco Discovery Park 15-mile Fun Ride (Williamsburg only)
    11:00: Vendor Expo Opens
    11:30: Lunch begins. Musical entertainment begins


    After you finish your ride, you will receive Buz & Ned’s BBQ or a vegetarian option (there is no gluten free option). Rocketts Landing spectators can purchase lunch from Boka Truck.


    We have beer available for $5, or 5 tickets/$20. Everyone gets one free beer if you know the password: “We need more cowbell.”


    Raffle tickets are also available ($5 or 5 tickets for $20) and we will be selling merchandise. Cash, check or charge cards accepted.


    3:30: Vendor Expo Closes
    4:30: Course support ends. No SAG, Feed Zones, or technical support will be available after this time. We will leave leftover lunches under the main tent (Rocketts) or the pavilion (Chickahominy Park), until the venue is cleaned up.


    A Word About Pace
    We want you to be realistic about your abilities so you can enjoy the entire Cap2Cap experience, which includes the delicious lunch, beverages and bands. This is not a race, therefore there’s no need to ride any faster than you’re comfortable with. However, if you are a 10-12 mph rider, you need to know that you may not finish the century ride before lunch and entertainment ends. And possibly before course support ends at 4:30. Some who average 15-17 mph take 8 hours to complete the century, depending on how much time they spend at Feed Zones and the turnaround.

    Anyone who is still riding after 4:30 pm will not have support vehicles or Feed Zones to available to them.


    If you’d like to change your distance, we can do that but please let us know asap. Email: info@virginiacapitaltrail.org


    A Word About Safety
    You are responsible for your own safety. We are closing the first mile of each route to cars during the mass starts. After the police escorts leave, you will be riding on open roads. We ask that you stay to the far right in a single file, giving cars plenty of room to pass if they are going faster than you. Police may ticket anyone blocking the normal flow of car traffic.

    No helmet, no ride.


    You will be provided with emergency numbers on your cue sheets, as well as the number to call for the support vehicles. We will have vehicles patrolling the routes, but be aware that you may have to wait to be picked up. If you know how to change a flat, you will get back on your way much faster. Make sure you know where you are so you can tell us where to get you. If you have a health emergency, please call 911.


    A Word About the Routes

    We will have the routes well-marked and will have course marshals at some intersections. We recommend you use the cue sheets we provide as your ultimate guide, as signs have blown away or been moved by pranksters in past events. Course marshals are not traffic cops. It is your responsibility to get through intersections safely.


    If you end up at the wrong venue after your ride, you will need to find your own ride back. All routes are loops, designed to bring you back to where you started.


    A Word About Weather

    If there is thunder or lightning during your ride, seek shelter immediately. Continue your ride once the storm has passed.


    There is no rain date or refunds. If it is raining the morning of the ride, we will still be having the Cap2Cap

    DIRECTIONS TO FRIDAY NIGHT PACKET PICKUP:
    For Richmond Riders:
    Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, Va. 23220
    http://www.hardywood.com/contact


    For Williamsburg Riders:
    American Family Fitness, 5137 Main St., Williamsburg, Va., 23188
    http://amfamfit.com/contact-us/#locations

    DIRECTIONS TO STARTING VENUES:
    Saturday, May 11 ride day:
    For Richmond starters: Rocketts Landing, http://www.rockettsvillage.com/contact/directions)


    For Williamsburg starters: Chickahominy Riverfront Park: http://www.baygateways.net/contact.cfm?id=124



    Thank you again for supporting the Cap2Cap. We hope you have a great ride on May 11. Email us at: info@virginiacapitaltrail.org with questions.


    The Cap2Cap organizing team.
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
    If you see a Tour de Cure event, consider participating or supporting a Red Rider or other participant.


    My nephew's and his two friends' blog about their riding the East Coast, Maine to the Keys:
    http://brobreak.wordpress.com/

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    2 weeks left until the ride!

    Hope to see some of you there.
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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    Newest email for the Cap2Cap ride.



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    Cap2Cap Registered Rider Email April 29, 2013
    The Cap2Cap is now just 12 days away! In an effort to educate everyone on the day's events, we're answering all your questions in this one awesome, FAQ filled email. Yes, this is long, but here's why you want to read all the way through, even if you're a C2C veteran:
    1. New locations for Friday packet pickup
    2. New password for your FREE BEER
    3. We know the fear of being the one clueless dork on event day. This email is designed to keep that from happening to you.
    Online registration closes in 9 days: 11:59 pm on May 8. Then it's $85 for all distances on ride day.
    Packet Pickup, Friday 5/10 and Saturday 5/11:
    Friday 5/10
    We offer Friday evening packet pickup, from 4-8pm at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for Richmond riders, (2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, Va. 23220) and from 5-8pm at American Family Fitness for Williamsburg riders, (5137 Main Street, Williamsburg, 23188).
    *Richmond riders: We will be selling six packs and cases of the new Capital Trail Pale Ale.We will accept cash, checks and credit cards. Limit 1 case per rider. Due to ABC law restrictions, we cannot do this from the Williamsburg end but hope to sell vouchers redeemable at Hardywood.
    All riders:
    You may pick up your jersey at this time. We still have a few available for pickup on ride day. Purchases made after we sell out will be included in the 2nd order, to be placed on May 12. Those jerseys will arrive mid-late summer. There will be an extra fee to have them mailed to you. If you would like to order a jersey at packet pickup, you may do so. We will accept cash, checks and credit cards.
    You may pickup multiple packets. We will have a line designated for those picking up more than one.
    Your friends may register for the ride at this time. Registration fee is $85.
    Saturday 5/11
    We will have parking attendants and signs guiding you where to park. There is plenty of parking at or near both venues. Rocketts Landing (Richmond), Chickahominy Park (Williamsburg)
    You may pick up your packets before your start on Saturday, May 11, beginning at 6:30 am. Saturday's packet pickup will be at Rocketts Landing (Richmond riders) and Chickahominy Riverfront Park (Williamsburg riders). Give yourself plenty of time to pick up your packet and be ready for the start of your distance.
    You may also pick up or order your jerseys at this time. Cash, check and credit cards accepted.
    Ride Day Logistics:
    One of the most important items you will receive at check-in is the blue/green cammo wrist band. This is your lunch and Feed Zone ticket. Volunteers are instructed to only serve riders with wristbands. Don't lose this or leave it at home.
    You will also receive a cue sheet with turn by turn directions as well as the number to call if you need (non-emergency) assistance. For emergencies, dial 911.
    If you want to change distances, there will be a $10 fee if you wait until ride day. You have until May 8 to make a change with no charge. (** changing from a shorter distance to the century will incur an upcharge to the higher registration fee for the century**)
    Bring extra snacks and hydration on May 11. We won't be offering any food or beverages in the morning at the starting venues so if you think you'll need something before you get to the first Feed Zone, bring it.
    Here is the schedule of events on Saturday, May 11:
    6:30 am- packet pickup, last minute registration. If you've picked up your packet on Friday, you do not need to re-check-in. You're all set!
    7:30: SyCom Century ride start
    8:30: Sands Anderson Half-Century start
    9:00: Busch Gardens 25-Miler start
    9:30: Eco Discovery Park 15-Mile Fun ride start
    11:00: Vendor Expo Opens
    11:30: Lunch begins. Musical entertainment begins at both venues
    After your ride, you will receive Buz & Ned's BBQ or a vegetarian option (there is no vegan or gluten free option). Rocketts Landing spectators can purchase lunch from Boka Truck or Victory Farms.
    We have beer available for $5 each, or 5 tickets/$20. Everyone gets one free beer if you know the password: "We need more cowbell." If you bring a group and perform the Saturday Night Live skit where this came from, you each get a free raffle ticket too.
    Raffle tickets are also available ($5 each or 5 tickets for $20) and we will be selling merchandise. Cash, check or charge cards accepted.
    3:30: Vendor Expo Closes
    4:00: Lunch Ends
    If you arrive after 4:00 pm, your lunch will be located under the
    main tent (Rocketts Landing) or the pavilion (Chickahominy Park) in boxes.
    4:30: Course support ends.
    No SAG, Feed Zones, or technical support will be available after this time. We
    will leave leftover lunches under the main tent (Rocketts) or the pavilion (Chickahominy Park), until the venue is cleaned up.
    Do you know your route?
    Here are the route maps for each starting venue. We hope to post the cue sheets in the coming days.
    Try to familiarize yourself with these before ride day. We do our best to make sure you don't get lost, with signage along the roads, turn-by-turn instructions, ride maps and some course marshals. But ultimately, you are responsible for your own success in making it back to where you started.
    *We cannot shuttle riders back if you end up at the wrong venue.
    All Riders:
    This is not a race, so feel free to cruise comfortably. However, if you are a 10-12 mph rider, you need to know that you will not finish the century ride before course support ends at 4:30 If you average 15-17 mph for a century, you will return between 3:30-4:00 pm, depending on how much time you spend at Feed Zones and the turnaround.
    It's worth repeating: If you don't think you can finish your chosen distance in time for lunch, which ends at 4:00 or by the time course support ends at 4:30pm, please consider picking a shorter distance. We want you to enjoy the entire Cap2Cap experience, which includes the awesome post ride expo, Buz & Ned's lunch and the live music. We also don't want you out on the routes after course support ends-there will be no SAG support if you need help after 4:30. Email: beth@virginiacapitaltrail.org by May 8 if you would like to switch your distance.
    Equally important is ride day etiquette.
    We depend on Henrico and Charles City Counties to allow us to have this important fundraiser for the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation. It's our hope that Cap2Cap riders comport themselves in a way that reflects well on the event so we can continue to have it. We are only able to close the first mile (3 miles on the Williamsburg side) for each mass start. After the police escort pulls over, you'll be onto the open road. Please ride single file and to the far right of the lane.
    This year, police will issue tickets to anyone unnecessarily obstructing the normal flow for cars. If in doubt while riding, just remember to stay right and ride single file. And for the sake of the future of the Cap2Cap, be kind to local traffic.
    And don't forget your helmet. We can't let you ride without one.
    A Word About Weather
    If there is thunder or lightning during your ride, seek shelter immediately. Continue your ride once the storm has passed.
    There is no rain date or refunds. If it is raining the morning of the ride, we will still be having the Cap2Cap.
    Once you finish your ride, make sure to sign up for these others so you can stay fit all summer and fall!
    Thanks for supporting the Cap2Cap and we look forward to seeing you on May 11!

    The Cap2Cap organizing team
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
    If you see a Tour de Cure event, consider participating or supporting a Red Rider or other participant.


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    http://brobreak.wordpress.com/

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    Remember, "We need more cow bell."
    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
    If you see a Tour de Cure event, consider participating or supporting a Red Rider or other participant.


    My nephew's and his two friends' blog about their riding the East Coast, Maine to the Keys:
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    Okay, less than a week to go for the ride. I'm hoping the forecast will change as there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms(unsure when in the day they are expected). Looking forward to the ride. I did ride the route in my car and, well, for me, it's going to be a bit of a challenge. There is more climbing and longer climbing than I'm used to, but what good is an effort without it being a challenge. Hope to see, and meet, many of you there. I'll be wearing a Cap2Cap Jersey so just look for the bearded fellow wearing glasses on a white Giant Defy(blue and black lettering) with a handlebar bag(Banjo Brothers).
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    The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to oversee
    completion, enhancement and promotion of the Virginia Capital Trail into a world-class amenity.
    Click here to make your secure on-line donation.
    May, 2013
    Cap2Cap Ride Week!


    If you haven't registered yet and are planning to join us, make sure you do so by 11:59 pm Wednesday (5/8) to avoid the very expensive walk-up price.


    Click here!









    Heading for Another Record!

    Random Fun Facts About the Cap2Cap Ride:

    We're hosting riders from as far afield as Arizona, Maine, Michigan and Vatican City (swear)!

    The Eco-Discovery Park 15-Mile Fun Ride has DOUBLED in numbers over last year.
    The Sands Anderson 50-Mile ride is outpacing the SyCom Century by 200 riders

    Great article in last Sunday's
    Richmond Times-Dispatch
    by Maria Howard,
    on being persuaded to join the Cap2Cap.
    And for your May 11 listening pleasure:
    Don't miss Rattlesnake Creek and Notch 8 at Rocketts Landing, and Jane & Derek at Chickahominy Park!
    Thanks to generous bike shops and mechanics, we will have mechanical support at EVERY FeedZone

    Agees -- Rocketts Landing
    Whitworth Cycles -- Ft. Harrison National Battlefield Park
    Pibby's Bike & Skate-- Colonial Mart
    Ed Jones -- Charles City Courthouse
    BikeBeat -- Chickahominy Riverfront Park
    Red Barn Bicycles -- Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
    REI -- Citgo, Horizon Mart

    Did you know the Cap2Cap is for all ages and abilities?
    Pre-registration closes tomorrow (Wed, 5/8) at midnight!
    See why this ride was voted one of Richmond's Best Outdoor Events in 2012 by checking out this video or this one.

    WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
    If riding a bike isn't your thing, you can still be a part of this great event! You get a very cool T-shirt, lunch, post event thank-you party and high fives from grateful riders.
    Here are some jobs you might enjoy.


      • Course marshals


      • Take-down helpers

      • Late arrival cheerleaders






    What's Going on with the Trail?
    Here is an updated completion timeline:


    Sherwood Forest Section: Spring 2014
    New Market Heights Section: Spring/Summer 2014
    Varina Section: Summer/Fall 2014
    Varina Park Section: Spring 2015
    Downtown Richmond: June 2014


    What else are we working on?


    The VCTF is currently involved in creating an amenity master plan, to include everything that will be installed along the Virginia Capital Trail, once complete. This will include signage, benches, bike racks, rain shelters, trail counters and other items to enhance the trail experience. We have funding from a Federal Enhancement grant for this, which requires a 20% match that we will be working to raise from things like the Cap2Cap event, donations and community receptions. Stay tuned for details as our plan takes shape.

    We also are close to breaking ground on the Shiplock Park project, which will give trail users a great spot to begin and end the trail experience in downtown Richmond. Given the projections of 400,000 visitors a year in the near term, then climbing closer to 1 million per year as promotional efforts yield returns, we recognize the importance of needing to make a great impression on those using the Trail to travel to Richmond. The park will include the electronic kiosk currently in use at our Jamestown trailhead, with Richmond specific content on where to go and what to see. Thanks to a group of very generous donors, we're able to create a place along the riverfront where people will want to come and relax, as well as explore. We're hoping for an August/September ribbon cutting where you will be invited to come and enjoy our gift to the city, and to future users of the Virginia Capital Trail.

    For now, we're focused on Saturday, May 11, when we will treat Cap2Cap riders to a great day of pedaling in support of our beloved Trail.

    Hope to see you there!

    Beth Weisbrod

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    Back to our big fundraiser, The Cap2Cap
    Once you finish your ride, make sure to sign up for these others so you can stay fit all summer and fall!

    Tour de Chesapeake May 18.

    Bike Virginia Tour, June 21-26

    Heart of Virginia, September 14

    Martins Tour of Richmond, October 5




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    I also asked about the weather and the forecast. There is no plan to cancel the Cap2Cap and they expect the forecast to improve as we approach Saturday. The do not that if you hear thunder or see lightening, seek shelter immediately.
    Last edited by Bikey Mikey; 05-07-13 at 07:05 PM.
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    I think the Cap2Cap is going to be a wet ride at times. I'm crossing my fingers for a nice change in the forecast--difficult to take photos while it's raining. I don't have a waterproof camera.
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    Cap2Cap Registered Rider Email May 9, 2013
    **We will have the Cap2Cap rain or shine. There will be no rain date or refunds. **
    Pack rain gear and bring extra ziplock bags for phones and cue sheets and anything else you hope to keep dry.
    "Riding in the rain is fun. It's something we don't get to do enough of."
    (Recent post on the Cap2Cap facebook page)
    The Cap2Cap is now just 2 days away! In an effort to educate everyone on the day's events, we're answering all your questions in this one awesome, FAQ filled email. Yes, this is long, but here's why you want to read all the way through, even if you're a C2C veteran:
    1. New locations for Friday packet pickup
    2. New password for your FREE BEER
    3. We know the fear of being the one clueless dork on event day. This email is designed to keep that from happening to you.
    Online registration is closed. Your friends may register at either Friday's packet pickup, or Saturday before the start of the event, beginning at 6:30 am. The fee is $85 for all distances.
    Packet Pickup, Friday 5/10 and Saturday 5/11:
    Friday 5/10
    We offer Friday evening packet pickup, from 4-8pm at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for Richmond riders, (2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, Va. 23220) and from 5-8pm at American Family Fitness for Williamsburg riders, (5137 Main Street, Williamsburg, 23188).
    *Richmond riders: We will be selling six packs and cases of the new Capital Trail Pale Ale.We will accept cash, checks and credit cards. Limit 1 case per rider. Due to ABC law restrictions, we cannot do this from the Williamsburg end but will be selling cans on ride day.
    All riders:
    You may pick up your jersey at this time. We still have a few available for sale on ride day. Purchases made after we sell out will be included in the 2nd order, to be placed on May 12. Those jerseys will arrive mid-late summer. If you would like to order a jersey at packet pickup, we will accept cash, checks and credit cards.
    You may pickup multiple packets. We will have a line designated for those picking up more than one.
    Saturday 5/11
    We will have parking attendants and signs guiding you where to park. There is plenty of parking at or near both venues. Rocketts Landing (Richmond), Chickahominy Park (Williamsburg)
    You may pick up your packets before your start on Saturday, May 11, beginning at 6:30 am. Saturday's packet pickup will be at Rocketts Landing (Richmond riders) and Chickahominy Riverfront Park (Williamsburg riders). Give yourself plenty of time to pick up your packet and be ready for the start of your distance.
    You may also pick up or order your jerseys at this time. Cash, check and credit cards accepted.
    Ride Day Logistics:
    One of the most important items you will receive at check-in is the blue/green cammo wrist band. This is your lunch and Feed Zone ticket. Volunteers are instructed to only serve riders with wristbands. Don't lose this or leave it at home.
    You will also receive a cue sheet with turn by turn directions as well as the number to call if you need (non-emergency) assistance. For emergencies, dial 911.
    If you want to change distances, there is a $10 fee, and may be done at packet pickup/registration.
    Bring extra snacks and hydration on May 11. We won't be offering any food or beverages in the morning at the starting venues so if you think you'll need something before you get to the first Feed Zone, bring it.
    Here is the schedule of events on Saturday, May 11:
    6:30 am- packet pickup, last minute registration. If you've picked up your packet on Friday, you do not need to re-check-in. You're all set!
    7:30: SyCom Century ride start
    8:30: Sands Anderson Half-Century start
    9:00: Busch Gardens 25-Miler start
    9:30: Eco Discovery Park 15-Mile Fun ride start (Williamsburg side only)
    11:00: Vendor Expo Opens
    11:30: Lunch begins. Musical entertainment begins at both venues
    After your ride, you will receive Buz & Ned's BBQ or a vegetarian option (there is no vegan or gluten free option). Rocketts Landing spectators can purchase lunch from Boka Truck or Victory Farms.
    We have beer available for $5 each, or 5 tickets/$20. Everyone gets one free beer if you know the password: "We need more cowbell." If you bring a group and perform the Saturday Night Live skit where this came from, you each get a free raffle ticket too.
    Raffle tickets are also available ($5 each or 5 tickets for $20) and we will be selling merchandise. Cash, check or charge cards accepted.
    3:30: Vendor Expo Closes
    4:00: Lunch Ends
    If you arrive after 4:00 pm, your lunch will be located under the
    main tent (Rocketts Landing) or the pavilion (Chickahominy Park) in boxes.
    4:30: Course support ends.
    No SAG, Feed Zones, or technical support will be available after this time. We
    will leave leftover lunches under the main tent (Rocketts) or the pavilion (Chickahominy Park), until the venue is cleaned up.
    Do you know your route?
    You will be given route maps and cue sheets upon check-in. We also have painted arrows on the roads, signs, and some course marshals. But, signs can be moved or blown away, so the cue sheets are the best way to stay on the course. Bring a ziplock to put yours in in case of rain.
    You are responsible for your own success in making it back to where you started.
    *We cannot shuttle riders back if you end up at the wrong venue.
    All Riders:
    This is not a race, so feel free to cruise comfortably. However, if you are a 10-12 mph rider, you need to know that you will not finish the century ride before course support ends at 4:30 If you average 15-17 mph for a century, you will return between 3:30-4:00 pm, depending on how much time you spend at Feed Zones and the turnaround.
    It's worth repeating: If you don't think you can finish your chosen distance in time for lunch, which ends at 4:00 or by the time course support ends at 4:30pm, please consider picking a shorter distance. We want you to enjoy the entire Cap2Cap experience, which includes the awesome post ride expo, Buz & Ned's lunch and the live music. We also don't want you out on the routes after course support ends-there will be no SAG support if you need help after 4:30. You may change your distance at check-in for a $10 fee.
    Equally important is ride day etiquette.
    We depend on Henrico and Charles City Counties to allow us to have this important fundraiser for the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation. It's our hope that Cap2Cap riders comport themselves in a way that reflects well on the event so we can continue to have it. We are only able to close the first mile (3 miles on the Williamsburg side) for each mass start. After the police escort pulls over, you'll be onto the open road. Please ride single file and to the far right of the lane. You are responsible for your own safety.
    This year, police will issue tickets to anyone unnecessarily obstructing the normal flow for cars. If in doubt while riding, just remember to stay right and ride single file. And for the sake of the future of the Cap2Cap, be kind to local traffic.
    Also, while at those Feed Zones that are also gas stations and convenience stores, please do not adversely affect their ability to run their businesses. Keep gas pumps clear and do not congregate in parking areas or in front of their doors. Please please keep this in mind. They support us without any compensation, so lost business means we won't be able to come back next year.
    And don't forget your helmet. We can't let you ride without one.
    A Word About Weather
    If there is thunder or lightning during your ride, seek shelter immediately. Continue your ride once the storm has passed.
    If there is thunder or lightening at either venue before the start or during expo hours, please return to your cars immediately until the storm has passed.
    Once you finish your ride, make sure to sign up for these others so you can stay fit all summer and fall!
    Thanks for supporting the Cap2Cap and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

    The Cap2Cap organizing team.
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    Make sure you bring rain gear and don't forget, "We need more cowbell."
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    Don't know if I saw any BF members. It was a good ride. I'll be making a ride report in the 50+ forum.

    2 bits of sad news. First, there was a crash involving several cyclists around 9 mile mark from the beginning(Williamsburg)--the was a little rain and the roads were slick, but the SAG guy stated that only one was badly hurt but no broken bones. Second, the same SAG guy stated the an Tractor Trailer(18 wheeler I'm thinking) hit one or more cyclists and did not stop. I don't know the details or how badly injured(or if killed) the cyclists are.
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    I also rode the Cap2Cap starting in Richmond. The two cyclists who were hit by the semi were doing the 50 mile route. Below is the story on the Richmond Times Dispatch website. I did the century and we were in that general area when after the crash and heard tons of sirens and we were passed by ambulance who was flying. The RABA facebook group page has some comments from a RABA member who witnessed the crash. It is a sad situation.

    http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/latest-news/article_38cea046-ba7d-11e2-a38c-0019bb30f31a.html


    There was also a crash a few miles from the Richmond finish involving a few bikes. I think the injury there is some road rash and a concussion.

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    I had a great time, but I do understand the warnings I had about the dangerous roads. Starting out on Route 5 there were a TON of angry drivers that came across big groups of cyclists. Saw quite a few near collisions. Then there's the story about the 18 wheeler and the Richmond half century riders. Apparently some more people were injured but I didn't hear any of the details.

    As much as I enjoyed myself, I don't know if I can do this ride again.

    Edit: Here's a local Richmond station reporting on the hit and run. http://wtvr.com/2013/05/11/state-pol...-the-hospital/
    Last edited by thejokell; 05-12-13 at 07:55 AM. Reason: Hit and run details
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    Here's a little update on the crash victims. The one who was injured the most is scheduled for his 9th(I think) surgery coming up in the near future. The other victim broke 5 ribs. He went back to work yesterday. He is itching to get back on the bike again. I don't know if the other victim will ever ride again.

    After the crash, the truck driver hit his brakes and slowed to a crawl. Then a cyclist took off in pursuit to get the license number. He then sped away. The driver has been found. He claims that he did not know he hit anyone. It has not went to trial yet. I don't think a date has been set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seypat View Post
    Here's a little update on the crash victims. The one who was injured the most is scheduled for his 9th(I think) surgery coming up in the near future. The other victim broke 5 ribs. He went back to work yesterday. He is itching to get back on the bike again. I don't know if the other victim will ever ride again.

    After the crash, the truck driver hit his brakes and slowed to a crawl. Then a cyclist took off in pursuit to get the license number. He then sped away. The driver has been found. He claims that he did not know he hit anyone. It has not went to trial yet. I don't think a date has been set.
    FYI - not only did he have 9 surgeries but his right leg was amputated above the knee.
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    I did not want to put that info out. But since it is public now, they did have to take a leg off.

    He and the bike got pulled under the trailer. Then the tires rolled over the bike and his legs. Very scary!

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