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    VA Capital 2 Capital ride 2013--Richmond and Williamsburg

    Just signed up for the Capital 2 Capital Ride to support the Cap2Cap trail, Williamsburg to Richmond, or Richmond to Williamsburg(depending on your point of view).

    I signed up the century ride. It would be great to see any fellow BFrs riding the event.

    http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/cap2cap-ride/
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    I'm registered as well.
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    Maybe well see eachother.
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    I'm guessing you're starting from Williamsburg?
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    Yes, I'm starting from Williamsburg, more precisely, Chickahominy Park.

    If you're doing the century, we'll be in the same starting group, 07:30. The half-century starts at 08:30, but check-in for the 25, 50, and 100 starts at 06:30 and ends at 08:45. Obviously I have to check-in before 07:30--being the early bird I am, I'll likely be checking in close to the beginning.
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    This is a great ride, and if you start on the Richmond side, there is a big party with kegs, food, and music when you finish.... Think they had over 1200 riders last year (combined Richmond & Williamsburg starts).

    I look forward to this ride every year, hope to see you all there!

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    That sounds fun. Hopefully they have something similar at the Chickohominy Park. I live in Newport News, so driving from Richmond after cycling 100 miles seems a bit much....I'm much closer to home coming from James City County.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey View Post
    That sounds fun. Hopefully they have something similar at the Chickohominy Park. I live in Newport News, so driving from Richmond after cycling 100 miles seems a bit much....I'm much closer to home coming from James City County.
    It is a fun ride, but the 'party' is of the 'bring your own' variety. There's a decent catered lunch and a great pool (two).

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    Remember the registration dates and that the fees change depending on the date you join.

    2013 Registration

    RIDE & DISTANCE BEFORE
    1/1
    BEFORE
    4/16
    BEFORE
    5/9
    RIDEDAY
    SyCom Century
    (100 mi)
    $55 $65 $75 $80
    Sands-Anderson Half Century
    (50 mi)
    $50 $60 $70 $80
    Busch Gardens Quarter Century (25 mi) $50 $60 $70 $80
    Youth (under 17)
    (any above ride)
    $35 $35 $35 $50
    Eco-Discovery Park Fun Ride
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    $30 $35 $35 $40

    The website for full details. http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/cap2cap-ride/
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    Packet pick-up information for those starting at Chickahominy Park(Williamsburg)

    I emailed the contact for the Cap2Cap as no where did it state where those starting from Williamsburg(Chickahominy Park) picked up their ride packets on May 10. I received a response and the site has been updated. Below are some details:

    http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/cap2cap-ride/schedule/

    Friday, May 10, 2013

    4:00-6:30 pm Packet Pick Up, Ride Day Registration at Rockett’s Landing for Richmond riders

    5:00-8:00 pm Packet Pick Up, Ride Day Registration at BikeBeat of Williamsburg for Williamsburg riders

    Saturday, May 11, 2013
    Ride Day Schedule
    6:30-8:45 am Check-In for 25, 50 and 100 mile routes
    8:45-9:15 Check-In for 15-Mile ride (Williamsburg Only)
    7:30 SyCom Century Start. Course Support Begins
    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) on the Virginia Capital Trail
    11:00 Vendor Expo Opens
    11:30 Lunch and Musical Entertainment Begins
    3:30 Vendor Expo Ends
    4:00 Lunch Ends
    4:30 Course Support Ends
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    I'm in. I've started at both ends, but going to start at Richmond this year. Hope the wind is favorable... The year before last I started in Williamsburg, and had a beautiful tailwind all the way back. That was nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimF22003 View Post
    I'm in. I've started at both ends, but going to start at Richmond this year. Hope the wind is favorable... The year before last I started in Williamsburg, and had a beautiful tailwind all the way back. That was nice.
    That's what I'm hoping for on the way back to Williamsburg.

    Would've loved to meet you and introduce myself...maybe in a subsequent year if I do the ride again, but I certainly understand why you'd want to finish in Richmond since that would reduce the driving distance back to Northern VA.
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    Cap 2 Cap Routes:
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    Richmond 2 Williamsburg back 2 Richmond map: http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/wp-c...oof_020612.pdf

    Williamsburg 2 Richmond back 2 Richmond map: http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/wp-c...oof_020612.pdf



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    Hello Dudes! or should it be "Ya'll"?..I'll actually be visiting the inlaws in Richmond over that weekend and this ride seems like a good excuse to excuse myself, get my drift? Have any of you, my east coast cycling bros, done this century in the past? How bout a little review?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Feetz View Post
    Hello Dudes! or should it be "Ya'll"?..I'll actually be visiting the inlaws in Richmond over that weekend and this ride seems like a good excuse to excuse myself, get my drift? Have any of you, my east coast cycling bros, done this century in the past? How bout a little review?
    RoadHolland, TheWhip, and JimF have done it before. This will be my first time for the Cap2Cap and my second century(miler) ever. The first one I'll ever do, unless I do one solo sooner, will be 3 weeks earlier for the Tour de Cure: Hampton Roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey View Post
    RoadHolland, TheWhip, and JimF have done it before. This will be my first time for the Cap2Cap and my second century(miler) ever. The first one I'll ever do, unless I do one solo sooner, will be 3 weeks earlier for the Tour de Cure: Hampton Roads.
    Congratulations! Your first century is a cycling rite of passage. If I decide to ride it, I'll look for you. You outta be easy to spot in those shorts.
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    It's a nice, pretty flat ride through mostly rural areas. I haven't done the entire century; I typically ride a shorter loop from Richmond since I live only a mile from the start. If the weather is good, it's a great ride. Lots of riders and a couple if big downhills at the end have caused some crash problems before, but generally it's pretty calm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tulip View Post
    It's a nice, pretty flat ride through mostly rural areas. I haven't done the entire century; I typically ride a shorter loop from Richmond since I live only a mile from the start. If the weather is good, it's a great ride. Lots of riders and a couple if big downhills at the end have caused some crash problems before, but generally it's pretty calm.
    Are you talking about the area that goes down to the lunch area in Richmond?
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    I hope I can see plenty of BF riders out on this ride.
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    I'm thinking of changing up my registration. Local group has boycotted this ride due to the route change a couple years ago, which is now a lot less safe. But I hear the Richmond side is much better, so I may switch to that. Just means I'll need to stay the night in Richmond the night before, but I think I can make that happen.
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    The 100 mile routes look the same whether you start in Richmond or in Williamsburg. Are you talking about the shorter routes?
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    Another update:


    Virginia Capital Trail Foundation
    Cap2Cap 2013 rider update
    March 13, 2012
    Dear Cap2Cap registered rider,

    We're so happy you're joining us for (another!) great day on Saturday, May 11. Make sure your friends register now to avoid the April 16th price increase! (Download the mail-in form to avoid online processing fees.)


    We have some important news to give you so be sure to read all the way through.

    Friday Packet Pickup, May 10
    Richmond starters:Friday evening's packet pickup is going to be at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, Va. 23220) from 5pm-8pm. (NOT, repeat NOT at Rocketts Landing as in past years.) We will be unveiling the Virginia Capital Trail Pale Ale and will also have food trucks on site for your carb loading needs. Bring some money, and your friends and family and make a night of it!

    Williamsburg starters: Friday evening's packet pickup will be 5pm - 8pm with the location still to be determined. We will send a separate email to you once those details are put in place.

    Saturday Packet Pickup, both venues
    Packets may be picked up Saturday morning at the starting venues before your ride, beginning at 6:30 am.

    Richmond: Rocketts Landing
    Williamsburg: Chickahominy Riverfront Park

    Coming from out of town?
    Here are your hotel deals. These rooms are reserved for Friday May 10. Make sure you identify yourself as a Cap2Cap rider to get the promotional price:

    Williamsburg:

    Courtyard Williamsburg (Busch Gardens area) $119/night
    470 McLaws Circle
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    757.221.0700
    This is 13 miles and a 20 minute drive to Chickahominy Park

    Richmond:
    All listed hotels are within a short bike ride to Rocketts Landing.

    Omni Hotels & Resorts Richmond- $159/night
    100 South 12th Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    1.800.THE.OMNI

    Downtown Richmond Marriott - $139/night
    500 east Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    1.800.228.9290

    Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown - $92/night
    555 East Canal Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    804.788.0900
    Bring Friends and Family They can enjoy the live entertainment, good food, a beautiful riverfront setting and the vendor expo while you're out riding. If they'd like to volunteer, we'll give them a t-shirt, free lunch and their own unforgettable Cap2Cap experience. Email us for more information: info@virginiacapitaltrail.org.
    Thank you again for supporting the Cap2Cap. We have something for everyone --a great day of trail supporters riding, eating, listening to music together and anticipating completion of this great amenity!

    Feel free to email us at info@virginiacapitaltrail.org if you have any questions.


    More to come as we get closer to ride day,
    Beth Weisbrod
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey View Post
    The 100 mile routes look the same whether you start in Richmond or in Williamsburg. Are you talking about the shorter routes?
    Yeah I hadn't checked into it, but you're right. The local group was complaining about the amount of time spent on highway 5, which it didn't in the past. But it was also described to me as a Richmond ride, with the Williamsburg side being an afterthought. The celebration at the end of each side is completely different.
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    I'll be doing it for the 2nd time. I can concur that Route 5 closer to Chickahomony park is a bit sketchy, with an occasional truck. Mostly that stretch just feels un-ending.
    The preceding information is strictly opinion. The following information is incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thejokell View Post
    Yeah I hadn't checked into it, but you're right. The local group was complaining about the amount of time spent on highway 5, which it didn't in the past. But it was also described to me as a Richmond ride, with the Williamsburg side being an afterthought. The celebration at the end of each side is completely different.
    One of the respondents in this thread indicated that the celebration is bigger and more impressive at Richmond. But, after doing a 100 mile ride, I couldn't see myself driving all the way back to Newport News from Richmond. I figured that the ride back from Chickahomny Park would be the shorter duration.

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiziley View Post
    I'll be doing it for the 2nd time. I can concur that Route 5 closer to Chickahomony park is a bit sketchy, with an occasional truck. Mostly that stretch just feels un-ending.
    Well, whether you start from Richmond or Williamsburg, both sets of riders will be riding the same stretch--be it to the halfway mark or at the end.
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