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Henry House and Miss Emily's (both near the Middle School) still have rooms;
 and we've added Hat Creek (near Red Hill) to our list.  See accomodations.
banner-Ride in the Heartland
Click on images above for information on new 2009 attractions.

 SATURDAY & SUNDAY
September
???, 2011

Bicycling Event

RIDE IN THE HEARTLAND
Will not be held in 2010

LOOK FOR US IN 2011!

REGISTRATION and PHOTOS pages are updated

 

 
Ride Start
Rolling Roads
  Some challenges along with lovely scenery on the
Century
 Metric Century


Gentle terrain and a fun treasure hunt for novice riders

28-mile Railroad Route


Friends and family can join you for the weekend fun

Non-Cycling Events
are part of the package!
  On the road
At Madisonville Rest Stop
         
Virginia Map

CHARLOTTE COUNTY
MAP
 
Charlotte Court House, Virginia

CHARLOTTE COURT HOUSE IS ON VA RT 40,
10 MILES WEST OF WHERE RT 15 & RT 360 INTERSECT 
AT KEYSVILLE IN "SOUTHSIDE" VIRGINIA

(See map at left and in detail on the "Maps and Weather" page)
(Registration, Schedule, other information:
select link at the top of this page)
 
COMMENTS from previous rides:


“One of the best I have ridden in the past 20+ years.”
“We had a TERRIFIC time!”
“Perfect course.”
“We felt extremely welcome to be there, and everything was top notch.”
“Everyone was so friendly, hospitable, and helpful.”

 

 

SATURDAY SEPT 26, 2009
Patrick Henry Century (101 miles)
Red Hill Metric Century (67 miles)

NEW ROUTE
Railroad Route (28 miles) - terrain is somewhat less "up and down" along the railroad;
TREASURE HUNT clues for riders.

Railroad Route "treasure hunt":  riders will collect parts of their ride souvenir as they follow clues along their route.  An extra "challenge" for extra fun.

Century and Metric Century rides include Red Hill Shrine (Patrick Henry home)   Century and Metric Century riders will also have souvenir pieces, at the Middle School, at the end of their ride

SUNDAY, SEPT 27, 2009
Statesman Family Ride. Cub Creek Church area, Phenix, Hillcross Road. (29 miles--shorter if you wish.)
Walking & Driving Tours, Red Hill and Staunton River Battlefield Park open to visitors

MEALS.....SPECIAL REST STOPS......
TENT & CAMPER SPACE (also sheltered space if rainy).....SAG.....SHOWERS
MARKED ROUTES on PAVED SURFACES

Contact: ncarwile@hotmail.com
.......................434-248-6407

 
COMMENTS
from previous rides:

"Lots of good rest stops.”
“Scenic, good roads, low traffic.”
“SAG support was great.”
“The ride did a good job of show-casing the county and its people.”
“Love the shirts.”
“The ride was well organized, well staffed, and an excellent route to cycle.”
“Beautiful scenery!”
“Great! Beautiful!
"Loved it!"

This year our ride registration fee
will help support
The Museum of Charlotte County
and
Charlotte Adult Learning Center

Race to the GED, basic literacy, English as Second Language, Computer literacy, math proficiency for adults