Burkes Garden Century
The Burkes Garden Century is a 102 mile ride (leaves at 8:00 am) with a 62 mile metric century option (leaves at 9:15 am). This has been a tradition for the New River Valley Bicycle Association since 1997 when a long-time member initiated this ride for a casual outing to avoid campus traffic on Move-In day for Virginia Tech. This ride has rapidly gained popularity as a fast, easy century for anyone who loves to ride bicycles. Many novice cyclists enjoy this century as their first, while advanced riders test their hammering ability to plug out 100 miles at a fast pace.
The ride is supported with SAG vehicles, regular port-a-potties, and gas stations for food at Rocky Gap (21 mi & 83 mi), Gratton (41 mi & 63 mi), and lunch stop at Burke’s Garden (56 mi). Please remember to bring cash in small bills since the stores can get overwhelmed changing $20s for riders.
Same-day registration is $15 for members and $20 for non-members and will be on-site 30 min prior to the start of each event