Fast and the Fiorini
Come join us in celebration of the epic Fast and the Fiorini, (named in memory of our great local cycling supporter, Ian Fiorini) Formerly known as the Big Pencil to Big Walker Charity Ride – Proceeds benefit HOPE, an umbrella human services organization delivering housing and anti-poverty programs to the southwest Virginia counties of Wythe, Bland, Carroll, Smyth and Grayson and the City of Galax. The ride begins near downtown Wytheville and the iconic Wytheville Office Supply “Big Pencil” before heading out through the pastoral counties of Wythe and Bland.
The ride offers four routes of 17, 32, 42, or 59 miles designed for beginner and avid cyclists, the ride can accommodate up to 200 cyclists. There is a KOM timed ascent of the first climb of Big Walker, with several prizes awarded. This is a fully supported ride with rest stops with refreshments conveniently located to give legs and lungs a break.
Come ride, climb and enjoy our scenery and all the small-town charm Wytheville has to offer, including our recently renovated Main Street, and of course the annual Chautauqua Festival in the Park, an eight day family oriented arts and musical festival, which begins on the ride day!