Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD 9 with full Ultrega
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Unfortunately there are no shops in this area that rent road bikes that I am aware of.
However if you do bring your bike on the plane the local bike shops (Contes and Bike Beat) will offer support for if you needed.
As far as organized and sponsered rides, the only two I know of is a 64 mile ride on May 26, 2007. The Surry Century is scheduled for 17 Sept 2007 by the pennisula bicycle association. THere may be more, but I have not heard of them yet.
However there are Saturday and Sunday Shop rides from the local bike shops.
I ride with the Contes shop in Newport News and the Saturday rides are 25 miles and Sunday rides are 50 miles. Bike Beat also has a Saturday ride that is approximately 35 miles.
Depending on when you will be here and how long that will be, it should not nbe hard to get someone from one of those groups to ride a century with you (it just may not be supported however).
I hope this helps.