The Virginia Bicycling Federation announces their annual Cross-State Ride for 2008, which is also the Governor's Bike Month Proclamation Ride:

http://www.vabike.org/2008-cross-state-ride-and-governors-bike-month-proclamation-ride/

This year's event will be a 6 day tour on Bike 76, April 30 to May 5, from Yorktown through Richmond to Roanoke. Some riders may continue on past Roanoke to Breaks Interstate Park at the Kentucky border. All are welcome to join, for all or part of the ride. Bike clubs and local cyclists are encouraged to ride along with the tour as it passes through their area.

Many thanks to Barbara Duerk, Jean Duddy, the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club of Roanoke, and my collegues at VBF for pulling this event together, especially on such short notice.