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The 29th Annual Wilderness Road Ride

A Grand Gran Fondo!

Ride Features:

Group Start Times - This year we are offering group start times for those interested in joining others. Riders will gather in front of the Dedmon Center at the "starting line" at a designated time: 7:00, 7:10, 7:20, 7:30, 7:40 and 8:00am. Those who sign up for the century and 80 miler must leave no later than 7:30.

Strava Segments - There will be 4 Strava segments and prizes will be awarded to both male and female winners. You will automatcially be entered if you have and use Strava.

Prize Drawings - There will be over 40 cool prizes given away based on random drawing of bib numbers during your ride. Please check in when you return to see if you've won and clam your prize.  Prizes will only be awarded to pre-registered riders!

Technical T-Shirt for every participant.

The Century option was a big hit and will be offered in 2020.

Ride Summary:

A scenic and historical adventure through southwest Virginia’s beautiful New River Valley, the ride follows part of Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Road.  This is a ride for all ride levels to enjoy, with something for everyone— 5 routes to choose from ranging from a 29 mile relaxed journey for novices, to a century challenge for the fittest cyclist.  This is a must ride for cyclists of all ages and athletic abilities. The 29th Annual Wilderness Road Ride takes place Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

Event Details:

The Wilderness Road Ride takes place Saturday, May 23, 2020. All routes start and finish in Radford, at the Dedmon Center and Bisset Park. Non-riders can enjoy Bisset Park, the New River, and downtown Radford, while their families and friends are out riding.

Fully supported aid stations will be positioned at regular intervals along the course and the start/finish location. Aid stations will be supplied with Heed Hammer Nutrition fuel, as well as water and plenty of other snacks.

Detailed maps and cue sheets will be available at the start of the ride. 

Registration Fees:

  • Adults (age 18+) $45 before 4/15, $50 after
  • Youth (up to 17) $35 before 4/15, $40 after
  • Family of 3-5 $105, before 4/15, $120 after

PDF link for general map of all routes and rest stops >> WRR All Routes.pdf (x century)

Map Links - 29 Mile Route, 38 Mile Route, 58 Mile Route, 80 Mile Route, Century Route

Proceeds will benefit FCA Endurance ministries and missions projects. FCA is 501c-3 non-profit organization.

* Please remember, this is not a race. All traffic laws, signals, and signs must be obeyed. Personal SAG vehicles are not allowed. The Wilderness Road Ride starts at the Dedmon Center at Radford University.*

FCA Endurance is part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes which is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  

Proceeds from the WRR are donated to the local and regional ministry of FCA.  A portion will be used to scholarship and send NRV student athletes to FCA's Summer Camp in Richmond Virginia. Scholarships are granted to student athletes based on financial need. By riding in this event you are investing in the lives of coaches and athletes in our area and making an impact in what matters most!

For more information and to make a donation to the ministry of FCA click here > Donate to FCA

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Staged start times between 7:00-8:30am

Dedmon Center at Radford University       

Click here for a 2020 WRR Registration Form.pdf


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