Category: Registration

Registering for 2014

by admin | August 29, 2013

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Hello Bike Virginians! We're bustling and hustling over here at the organization to wrap up planning of the 2014 Bike Virginia Tour. Here's what we can share:

  • June 2014 Event. Dates not announced yet.
  • 6 days of riding.
  • Location not announced yet.
  • Weekend, Day, and Full Tour registration options available.
  • Meals plans for sale (breakfast and dinner sold separately).
  • Lots and lots of fun to be had!
  • Registration will be offered online, through our website.
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Attention Century Riders!!!

by admin | May 15, 2013

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Although lunch will be waiting for you back at camp until 4:30pm, we know some of you like to eat something a bit heavier while riding, so we are offering a supplemental meal that will be available for pickup at the Devil’s Backbone Brewery rest stop. You can choose from 3 options,

  1. Turkey Wrap
  2. Veggie Wrap
  3. BBQ Sandwich
Each will come with chips, a pickle spear and a cookie. Price is $9. All orders must be placed by June 18th. Please use the following shopping link to make your purchase. You will need to have your confirmation number handy.

Indoor Camping

by admin | November 28, 2012

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Indoor Camping Not Available in 2013.

Due to a change in venue for 2013, indoor camping will NOT be available. Based on rider feedback other preferences were stronger, for example having access to a beer and wine garden was the most frequent request. To allow this we've had to move away from schools as our event venue. If you don't like the hassle of setting up your tent make sure you check out one of our Sherpa services.  They offer a wide range of options (including your own air mattress!) and best of all you don't have to worry about the details, they take care of everything!  Not to mention you get to meet some really great like minded people that are camping with you, its a great way to experience the tour.

Tour Ambassador Program

by admin | November 28, 2012

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Become a Bike Virginia Tour Ambassador and earn discounts on registration and other Bike Virginia items. What Ambassadors Do  Ambassadors propose the activities they would like to do to promote or support the event. Here are some suggestions:

  • Make a presentation to a local bike club or other group about the tour
  • Attend cycling or sports events as an exhibitor on our behalf
  • Deliver posters and promotional materials to bike shops in your community
  • Organize a training ride or other social activity in your area
  • Wear our kit and hand out materials on organized rides.
  • Secure donations for our raffle
  • Be a camp host (answering rider questions at the event)
  • Working with staff to create fun activities during the tour
  • Help us create new programs or services to improve rider experience
Our Relationship We’ll work with you to create an Ambassador relationship that fits your schedule and preferences. Discounts will be based on time commitment and activity type (for example, deliver posters and postcards to 10 bike shops and receive $30 off registration). More involved activities or program development will be rewarded with significant discounts. Ambassador agreements will include benchmarks or other measurements agreed upon by both parties. Examples of this would be a sign in sheet from a presentation, or business cards for bike shops you delivered posters to. If you love the tour, then you’d make a great ambassador.

Meals at Bike Va 2013

by admin | November 19, 2012

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Meals are a hot topic of discussion here at Bike Virginia. We've made a move to make the event experience more convenient for our participants so we have created an all inclusive option this year for the first time. However, we hear your concerns and desires and are now offering a lunch only option too. What you'll get with the two registration choices: 1. Everyone gets to take part in Friday's Eat and Greet event at camp. Consider it our Welcome party to you. 2. Lunch Only Option- If you choose this option you'll get admission to lunch Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. And of course you'll get great rest stop food too. 3. All Inclusive Meals Option- With this plan you'll get Breakfasts and Dinners in addition to the included lunches. Breakfast will be served Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Dinner will be served Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. This is a great option for our campers or those who want to be in on all the fun at headquarters each day. 4. We offer Vegetarian options. We are not able to accommodate special or allergy diets at this time. We're working hard to bring you this kind of service feature in the future. You may wish to carry a cooler. Mayberry Sherpa and Cycle Logistics can possibly help with this need, please see our accommodations page and look for them with camping services.  

Open Air (De)Tour

by admin | October 26, 2012

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  by Executive Director, Dr. Kim Perry                                                                         October 20, 2011 Wow! The year has come and gone so fast.  Here at Bike Virginia we've just wrapped up the 2011 tour and we are deeply engaged in the planning for the 2012 tour.  I'm really excited now about the coming months, it's so wonderful to be planning for the 25th anniversary Bike Virginia Tour.

One of our information Kiosks at Bike Va 2011
I love thinking about all the fun, thousands of miles and thousands of smiles, that the event has made possible in the past 25 years. This year will be my 5th year with the organization, and I enjoy it more every year. We're ready to do it again, and hope you are planning to join us June 22-27, 2012. Shane, our Event Director, and I have been working with communities in the Northwest corner of Virginia and neighboring West Virginia to create an event to remember for our 2,000 guests in 2012.  We expect a big year at the tour, not only is this a special anniversary tour, we are very close to some of the largest riding populations on the Eastern seaboard, and this year's venue is so historically important. We have selected our first host town camp site, located in Berryville, Virginia. You're just going to love Berryville. It's quaint and friendly, and easy to get around on foot and bike. We'll be at that location for 2-3 days. While in the area we'll explore rides near Winchester and the surrounding communities. Then the entire party will pack up and move to our second location. Our target location near Shepherdstown and Charles Town, West Virginia. There we'll enjoy 2-3 days of riding.  Details on our Host Towns is now available.  Finally, on Wednesday, the last day we will return to Berryville, but not before having our "You Did It!" Celebration Lunch. Behind the scenes we're currently working on  our marketing program, setting up registration, our website, and securing all the vendors, caterers, and other services that must be in place to hold the event. It's a busy time. An exciting time. How We Plan Planning the event every year is a wonderful experience. The communities all have fascinating qualities and personalities. That makes this job truly great. Shane and I, along with other staff and volunteers explore the towns, drive around researching routes, check the hotels, and eat right there where the tour will take place. And that's all before we start cycling the roads. Some years the area is bursting with scenery, like the New River Valley tour in 2011. Vistas like those on the Blue Ridge Parkway last year become top priorities in our route planning. That community however featured fewer historical locations for rest stops and lunches that coincided with safe and beautiful routes. Some areas, like the 2012 region promise to be rich with early American history. Our goal is to have get you to see and experience as many of the those areas that we can and simultaneously deliver the best bike routes. As our routes are selected we then start picking our rest stop and lunch locations. Those venues are selected both for size and location along the route. It takes a big place to serve lunch to 2,000 cyclists! Sometimes we get to have historic lunch locations and beautiful parks if they align with our needed mileages. Other times we must rely on more traditional venues like fire stations, churches, and community centers. If you've never ridden with the Tour before, we offer some thoughts about registration options under our Planning Section. Please add your email to our mailing list (see at bottom of page) to be updated with our award winning "Jersey Pocket" newsletter.  Also, if you didn't recieve the post card in the mail you can download by clicking HERE. More to Come! Stay tuned to the website news section and our Facebook page for details as they are finalized. 2012 Registration information will be available soon, registration opens December 1, 2011.