The Sports Backers announced yesterday that the second annual MARTIN’S Tour of Richmond cycling event will be held on Saturday, October 5. The Gran Fondo will feature a full 102-mile loop around Richmond as well as a 59-mile option and a 29-mile option. New in 2013, riders will take a lap around the track at Richmond International Raceway before crossing the finish line.
The full 102-mile course starts and finishes at the Richmond International Raceway complex, which is the site of the post-ride party for all three distances. The 59-mile course will start at the J. Sargeant Reynolds Goochland Campus, and the 29-mile course will start at Patrick Henry High School in Hanover. The post-ride celebration will feature live entertainment, beer, and a barbeque meal for all participants.
The 102-mile course passes through eight jurisdictions in and around Richmond including:
– City of Richmond
Registration for the Tour of Richmond is now open. Visit www.sportsbackers.org for more information or to register for the event.
About Andy Thompson
I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?