May
1
10:00am10:00am

May Day Merriment at Milkhouse (aka Spring Forward Fondo RESCHEDULED)

Hosted by Milkhouse Brewery to benefit #RideThe21 p/b Veloville USA

Sign up here or at www.bikereg.com/maydaymerriment: May Day Merriment

Two distance options; More (60 miles for $60) or Less (40 miles for $40).  Entry fee includes 2 tickets redeemable for beer at Milkhouse Bewery on the day of the event for guests 21 and over. Proceeds to benefit #RideThe21, Veloville USA's fundraiser to ride the entire Tour de France route for UK based William Wates Foundation and Virginia based Phoenix Bikes Charities. More information about the fundraiser can be found at www.crowdrise.com/ridethe21 or www.velovilleusa.com/ride-the-21.

The More route will be a lively mix of gravel and pavement, so clad your ride in 25+ road or gravel tires (though the majority of the ride will be PAVED). Likely elevation gain between 4-6,000' and some steep climbs possible. Mostly rolling terrain typical of rural Maryland. Roads can be rough, rutted, gravel, dirt, rocks, etc. The Less route will be paved only, rolling terrain with one or two steep (but short) climbs with likely elevation gain between 2-3,000'. March weather can be varied and unpredictable, so please come prepared with layers. Two water bottles and plenty of nutrition is recommended. There will be a chance to refuel along the way, though this is considered a "self-supported" ride. A ride leader and sweep will accompany both rides and cue sheets will be available on the day of the event. We love the peace and quiet of this area and would like to be invited back, so please observe the rules of the road and try to be a courteous and responsible participant.

This will be "remote start" ride. (Field trip!) Ride will begin and end at Milkhouse Brewery at 8253 Dollyhyde Rd, Mt Airy, MD 21771. www.milkhousebrewery.com (301) 829-6950. Plan on a prompt 10am start so please allow for travel time. Delicious, locally sourced burgers and a vegetarian option will be available for purchase post-ride. The beer selection at Milkhouse is fantastic. The location is scenic and serene. If the weather cooperates, it should be a great day of riding and refreshments.

The fine print: The More will be challenging ride (on a scale of mild, moderate, challenging, advanced) with opportunities to stretch your legs up hills and regroup at major intersections, though not a ride suitable for beginners or those without gravel experience or experience riding in a group setting. This ride is perfect for gravel, CX or road bikes. The Less will be less challenging, easier terrain and a great option for those wishing for an easier distance or new to organized rides. This ride is perfect for road bikes. No aero-bars for either ride, please.

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Apr
10
9:00am 9:00am

100th Day 100k - Mostly paved road ride

By now you've put 100 days of base miles in those legs, now it's time to stretch them out a bit with some punchy climbs, bumpy roads and temperamental temperatures. This ride is guaranteed to put you in the mood for Spring Classics season! It will be a 100k (62+ mile) route of paved and gravel roads typical of Loudoun County. The route will consist of quiet country lanes, scenic farmland but will also provide consistently rolling terrain (HILLS) with the occasional short, steep climb and the occasional bumpy and/or gravel stretch. Likely elevation gain between 3 -4,000'.

This is a moderate pace ride (on a scale of mild, moderate, challenging, advanced) with opportunities to stretch your legs up hills and regroup at major intersections, though not a ride suitable for beginners or those without gravel experience or experience riding in a group setting. Road bikes with 25-28c tires recommended. No hybrids, MTB or aero-bars allowed, sorry. If the weather looks frightful, we may reduce the mileage to 50k. The ride may be cancelled if there is significant snow/ice/below freezing conditions, so please stay tuned to our FB page.

All of our rides are ridden in group format at a reasonable, but steady tempo. The pace can vary depending on the ability level of the participants. We try to ensure that no one gets left behind, BUT please respect your fellow riders by understanding your abilities and limits. If you are unsure if you can keep up with the group, please call the shop and we can discuss the details of the route. We reserve the right to provide slower riders cue sheets for a solo-ride or form a second group of slower-paced riders. Bring a wet-weather layer as well as water and snacks. Both will be available at the shop. Coffee before and after.

Please visit our Facebook Event Page to RSVP.

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Mar
27
10:00am10:00am

Easter Sunday Seventy - 70k (40 miles) mixed surface road ride.

Pastels, plastic grass and chocolate bunnies not your cup of tea? Lucky for you, we're offering another way to spend your holiday (no Easter basket required). A pleasant route offering some hills, some views, partly paved and partly graveled plus a lunch stop to refuel. This will be a more "relaxed" pace, but due to the mileage, we'll still have to keep the pedals turning if we want to be home before the 4th of July.

RSVP requested for lunch, if you please.

"The disclaimer": The route will traverse both hill and dale. Roughly 50% gravel, 50% pavement, one or two short steep climbs possible, long rolling hills and short stretches on the shoulder of busy roads possible. Likely elevation gain: 3-3,500'. We will do everything possible to stick to quiet roads, but there will be interaction with vehicular traffic. You will be riding at your own risk. 

"The fine print": This is a moderate pace ride (on a scale of mild, moderate, challenging or advanced) with opportunities to stretch your legs up hills and regroup at major intersections, though not a ride suitable for beginners or those without gravel experience. CX or road bikes with gravel-tires recommended. No hybrids or aero-bars, sorry. If you have questions, please call and we can discuss the details.

All of our rides are "no-drop". No one gets left behind, BUT please respect your fellow riders by understanding your abilities and limits. We reserve the right to offer cue sheets to riders who feel they may not be able to keep up with the majority of the group. Bring a rain proof outer layer just in case of cold weather or rain (it's early spring after all) and bring water and snacks. Both will be available at the shop. Coffee offered before the ride.

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Mar
19
10:00am10:00am

Saturday Shop Ride (Mixed-Surface)

Come join Alexander and friends for some gravelly fun and enjoy a little sunshine before Sunday's potential rain/snow mix. Saturday, 10am roll out. We open at 9am for coffee. 35-38 mile loop, typical Loudoun County roads with rolling hills and quiet(ish) lanes. CX, Gravel or adventure road bikes (28+ tires) recommended. Call the shop for details.

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Mar
5
10:00am10:00am

Gravel Love 60k - Gravel Road Ride (Rescheduled from 2/14)

This will be a 50k (35+ mile) route of mostly gravel roads typical of Loudoun County. The route will consist of quiet country lanes, scenic farmland but will also provide consistently rolling terrain (HILLS) with the occasional short, steep climb. Likely elevation gain between 2 -3,000'.

This is a moderate pace ride (on a scale of mild, moderate, challenging, advanced) with opportunities to stretch your legs up hills and regroup at major intersections, though not a ride suitable for beginners or those without gravel experience or experience riding in a group setting. CX or road bikes with gravel-tires recommended. No hybrids, sorry. If the ride may be cancelled if there is significant snow/ice/below freezing conditions, so please stay tuned to our FB page.

All of our rides are ridden in group format at a reasonable, but steady tempo. The pace can vary depending on the ability level of the participants. We try to ensure that no one gets left behind, BUT please respect your fellow riders by understanding your abilities and limits. If you are unsure if you can keep up with the group, please call the shop and we can discuss the details of the route. We reserve the right to provide slower riders cue sheets for a solo-ride or form a second group of slower-paced riders. Dress warmly (it's February folks) and bring water and snacks. Both will be available at the shop. Coffee before and after.

Please visit our Facebook Event Page to RSVP: CLICK HERE

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Jan
16
10:00am10:00am

SATURDAY 100K - Gravel Road Ride

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It will be a 100k (62+ mile) route of mostly gravel roads typical of Loudoun County. The route will consist of quiet country lanes, scenic farmland but will also provide consistently rolling terrain (HILLS) with the occasional short, steep climb. Likely elevation gain between 3 -4,000'.

This is a moderate pace ride (on a scale of mild, moderate, challenging, advanced) with opportunities to stretch your legs up hills and regroup at major intersections, though not a ride suitable for beginners or those without gravel experience or experience riding in a group setting. CX or road bikes with gravel-tires recommended. No hybrids, sorry. If the weather looks frightful, we may reduce the mileage to 50k. The ride may be cancelled if there is significant snow/ice/below freezing conditions, so please stay tuned to our FB page.

All of our rides are "no-drop". No one gets left behind, BUT please respect your fellow riders by understanding your abilities and limits. If you are unsure, please call the shop and we can discuss the details of the route. Dress warmly (it's January folks) and bring water and snacks. Both will be available at the shop. Coffee before and after.

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Oct
12
8:00am 8:00am

Veloville USA: Velocross 100k, Part Deux

THREE RIDES. TWO RULES. ONE GOAL.

When: Monday, August 10th ~ Monday, September 7th ~ Monday, October 12th @ 7am

Where: Ride begins at Veloville USA, unless otherwise indicated. (Some rides will have a remote start location, so confirm prior to the ride.). Meet here for a pre-ride coffee at 7am, roll out shortly thereafter.

What: 100k (62 miles) of Virginia's finest (ahem...gravel) roads with the occasional steep climb, washed out decent, stream crossing, pot-holed, dusty, muddy, dirty fabulousness. The pace will be spirited, but not leg torching (mostly). The ride will change each month and is technically no-drop, but depending on the ability of participants, we may have to re-group as necessary. No one will be left tire-flatted, deraillieur-snapped, spirit-crushed on the side of the road (for long). Bring your road bike or your cross bike. 25's + are recommended. Bring tubes, water and nutrition. Bring your sense of adventure. No whining, no walking. Those are the rules. Oh, and there will be a cool custom pint glass for those finishing all three rides. That's not the goal, just a bonus.

Call or e-mail with questions or moral support. This is a challenging ride series designed for riders with advanced gravel riding skills. If you are unsure of the pace or your ability to complete the ride, don't hesitate to chat with us about the route. There will be no cue sheets available to discourage solo riding. We roll out as a group and will finish as a group. If you want to ride solo, there are routes on Strava from our 2014 series and we are happy to provide you the link.  2015 routes TBD. See you in August!

 

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Sep
7
7:00am 7:00am

Veloville USA Velocross 100k Series, Part Deux

THREE RIDES. TWO RULES. ONE GOAL.

When: Monday, August 10th ~ Monday, September 7th ~ Monday, October 12th @ 7am

Where: Ride begins at Veloville USA, unless otherwise indicated. (Some rides will have a remote start location, so confirm prior to the ride.) Meet here for a pre-ride coffee at 7am, roll out shortly thereafter.

What: 100k (62 miles) of Virginia's finest (ahem...gravel) roads with the occasional steep climb, washed out decent, stream crossing, pot-holed, dusty, muddy, dirty fabulousness. The pace will be spirited, but not leg torching (mostly). The ride will change each month and is technically no-drop, but depending on the ability of participants, we may have to re-group as necessary. No one will be left tire-flatted, deraillieur-snapped, spirit-crushed on the side of the road (for long). Bring your road bike or your cross bike. 25's + are recommended. Bring tubes, water and nutrition. Bring your sense of adventure. No whining, no walking. Those are the rules. Oh, and there will be a cool custom pint glass for those finishing all three rides. That's not the goal, just a bonus.

Call or e-mail with questions or moral support. This is a challenging ride series designed for riders with advanced gravel riding skills. If you are unsure of the pace or your ability to complete the ride, don't hesitate to chat with us about the route. There will be no cue sheets available to discourage solo riding. We roll out as a group and will finish as a group. If you want to ride solo, there are routes on Strava from our 2014 series and we are happy to provide you the link.  2015 routes TBD. See you in August!

 

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Aug
10
7:00am 7:00am

Veloville USA: Velocross 100k Series, Part Deux

Ok, so our ride won't be THIS hard.

Ok, so our ride won't be THIS hard.

THREE RIDES. TWO RULES. ONE GOAL.

When: Monday, August 10th ~ Monday, September 7th ~ Monday, October 12th @ 7am

Where: Ride begins at Veloville USA unless otherwise indicated. (Some rides will have a remote start, so confirm prior to the ride.) Meet here for a pre-ride coffee at 7am, roll out shortly thereafter.

What: 100k (62 miles) of Virginia's finest (ahem...gravel) roads with the occasional steep climb, washed out decent, stream crossing, pot-holed, dusty, muddy, dirty fabulousness. The pace will be spirited, but not leg torching (mostly). The ride will change each month and is technically no-drop, but depending on the ability of participants, we may have to re-group as necessary. No one will be left tire-flatted, deraillieur-snapped, spirit-crushed on the side of the road (for long). Bring your road bike or your cross bike. 25's + are recommended. Bring tubes, water and nutrition. Bring your sense of adventure. No whining, no walking. Those are the rules. Oh, and there will be a cool custom pint glass for those finishing all three rides. That's not the goal, just a bonus.

Call or e-mail with questions or moral support. This is a challenging ride series designed for riders with advanced gravel riding skills. If you are unsure of the pace or your ability to complete the ride, don't hesitate to chat with us about the route. There will be no cue sheets available to discourage solo riding. We roll out as a group and will finish as a group. If you want to ride solo, there are routes on Strava from our 2014 series and we are happy to provide you the link.  2015 routes TBD. See you in August!

 

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Jul
12
8:00am 8:00am

"Centuria Cyclista" Women's Century Training Series

You've done it! You've signed up for your first century ride. Great. Now what? Now you ride. And ride. And ride. You can do it solo, or you can join other women with the same goal as they train for their first (or second or tenth) 100-mile bicycle ride.

As daunting as it may sound, riding 100 miles and beyond is an easily attainable goal. Join us as we start slow, just 30 miles for the first ride, then each month during the summer we'll add more mileage until we reach 100. One ride a month, increasing in distance, gives you plenty of time to do your "cycling homework" and slowly add mileage to your weekly saddle time. We'll ride in a small group, no-drop, on roads offering a variety of terrain including long rises, steep climbs, descents, turns and possibly rough roads and mixed terrain, so you'll have the tools and skills to negotiate anything a century ride might present.

You'll have the opportunity to learn important skills like group riding, drafting, descending, pace lines as well as proper hydration and nutrition to keep you fueled and fit for the distance.

Ride details will be posted (updated) on our FB site, but if you have any questions please contact us at the shop ~ 540-216-2453. RSVP appreciated. The schedule is as follows:

Saturdays 5/23 @ 8am (30 miles + coaching session), 6/13 @ 8am (50 miles + coaching session), 7/12 @ 8am (50 miles) and 8/15 @ 7am (65 miles).

The rides are "no-drop". No one gets left behind, BUT please respect your fellow riders by understanding your abilities and limits. No route maps will be given as these rides are intended to be negotiated as a group. We start together and finish together. Road bicycles only, please. We have a few sizes available as rentals, if needed. If you are bringing your TT bike, please remove the aero bars for the safety of the group. Come prepared with a rain-layer and bring water and snacks. Both will be available at the shop. Complimentary drip coffee offered before and after the ride for series participants. Special edition water bottles will be available for purchase!

 

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Jul
4
8:30am 8:30am

Fourth of July Potomac Pedalers Rides @ Veloville USA!

Don't have plans for the 4th of July? Need something to do before fireworks? Join the Potomac Pedalers for one of their two rides departing the shop at 8:30 am. One ride is B/BB pace and 65-miles. The other is a CC pace and 44-miles. Both will start here at Veloville USA (arrive early for coffee or last minute preparations). After both rides, the host has offered riders a complimentary beer snacks to go with a recovery beer at Belly Love Brewing, located right across the street. Please call the shop for additional details. Road bikes welcome. Novice cyclists should consider the CC ride.

Two ride options, 65-mile (B/BB pace) and 44-mile (CC pace). Road + very small segment of gravel (to connect through to pavement). Additional details can be found at: http://www.potomacpedalers.org/events/event_details.asp?id=653753&group

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Jun
27
8:00am 8:00am

Hilly Billy Roubaix - Morgantown, WV

What is the Hilly Billy Roubaix?

(Not a Veloville USA event)

2014 In The CrossHairs Event Coverage - http://vimeo.com/102581785
2013 Dirt Wire TV Event Coverage - http://dirtwire.tv/2013/06/hilly-billy-roubaix-the-epic-movie/
2012 CyclingDirt Event Coverage - http://www.cyclingdirt.org/coverage/249501-Hilly-Billy-Roubaix 

Location:
Mylan Park
500 Mylan Park Lane
Morgantown, WV 26505

Course Information:  
74 miles of dirt, mud, gravel and paved roads.  One creek crossing and a ton of climbing!
Same course from year to year, if any changes, they will be extremely minor and do to logistical reasons.

Registration and additional information: https://www.bikereg.com/hilly-billy-roubaix

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Jun
14
8:00am 8:00am

"Centuria Cyclista" Women's Century Training Series

You've done it! You've signed up for your first century ride. Great. Now what? Now you ride. And ride. And ride. You can do it solo, or you can join other women with the same goal as they train for their first (or second or tenth) 100-mile bicycle ride.

As daunting as it may sound, riding 100 miles and beyond is an easily attainable goal. Join us as we start slow, just 30 miles for the first ride, then each month during the summer we'll add more mileage until we reach 100. One ride a month, increasing in distance, gives you plenty of time to do your "cycling homework" and slowly add mileage to your weekly saddle time. We'll ride in a small group, no-drop, on roads offering a variety of terrain including long rises, steep climbs, descents, turns and possibly rough roads and mixed terrain, so you'll have the tools and skills to negotiate anything a century ride might present.

You'll have the opportunity to learn important skills like group riding, drafting, descending, pace lines as well as proper hydration and nutrition to keep you fueled and fit for the distance.

Ride details will be posted (updated) on our FB site, but if you have any questions please contact us at the shop ~ 540-216-2453. RSVP appreciated. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday 5/23 @ 8am (30 miles + coaching session), Sunday 6/14 @ 8am (50 miles + coaching session), 7/18 @ 7am (65 miles) and 8/15 @ 7am (100 miles).

The rides are "no-drop". No one gets left behind, BUT please respect your fellow riders by understanding your abilities and limits. No route maps will be given as these rides are intended to be negotiated as a group. We start together and finish together. Road bicycles only, please. We have a few sizes available as rentals, if needed. If you are bringing your TT bike, please remove the aero bars for the safety of the group. Come prepared with a rain-layer and bring water and snacks. Both will be available at the shop. Complimentary drip coffee offered before and after the ride for series participants. Special edition water bottles will be available for purchase!

 

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May
25
8:00am 8:00am

Memorial Day "March to Antietam" 100k+ (Challenging)

Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, originated after the Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who perished in the course of battle. So it seems appropriate to visit the site of one of the most (in)famous battles in our history on this day of remembrance. Situated in a beautiful valley, Antietam is surrounded by numerous historic markers and loads of rolling country lanes. Our journey will be comprised of climbing, pavement, gravel as well as stretches of the C&O canal.

"The disclaimer": The route will traverse both hill and dale. Roughly 50% gravel, 50% pavement, one or two steep climbs possible, long rolling hills and short stretches on the shoulder of Highways likely. Elevation gain: 3-4,000'. We will do everything possible to stick to quiet roads, but there will be interaction with vehicular traffic. You will be riding at your own risk. 

"The fine print": Despite the flat nature of the C&O but due to the length of the route, we're calling this a challenging ride (on a scale of mild, moderate, challenging or advanced). There will be opportunities for advanced riders to stretch their legs up hills and regroup at major intersections. Great ride for base miles though NOT a ride suitable for beginners or those without group, road riding or gravel experience. CX or road bikes with gravel-tires recommended. No hybrids, sorry. If you have questions, please call and we can discuss the details.

All of our rides are "no-drop". No one gets left behind, BUT please respect your fellow riders by understanding your abilities and limits. Bring water and snacks. Both will be available at the shop. Water stops may not be readily available en route, so plan ahead. Coffee offered before and after the ride.

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May
23
8:00am 8:00am

"Centuria Cyclista" Women's Century Training Series

You've done it! You've signed up for your first century ride. Great. Now what? Now you ride. And ride. And ride. You can do it solo, or you can join other women with the same goal as they train for their first (or second or tenth) 100-mile bicycle ride.

As daunting as it may sound, riding 100 miles and beyond is an easily attainable goal. Join us as we start slow, just 30 miles for the first ride, then each month during the summer we'll add more mileage until we reach 100. One ride a month, increasing in distance, gives you plenty of time to do your "cycling homework" and slowly add mileage to your weekly saddle time. We'll ride in a small group, no-drop, on roads offering a variety of terrain including long rises, steep climbs, descents, turns and possibly rough roads (and gravel by request), so you'll have the tools to negotiate anything a century ride might present. You'll also have the opportunity to learn important skills like group riding, drafting, descending, pace lines as well as proper hydration and nutrition to keep you fueled and fit for the distance. In addition, flat repair and basic roadside maintenance will be covered.

Ride details will be posted (updated) on our FB site, but if you have any questions please contact us at the shop ~ 540-216-2453. RSVP appreciated. The schedule is as follows:

Saturdays 5/23 @ 8am (30 miles + coaching session), 6/13 @ 8am (50 miles + coaching session), 7/18 @ 7am (65 miles) and 8/15 @ 7am (100 miles).

The rides are "no-drop". No one gets left behind, BUT please respect your fellow riders by understanding your abilities and limits. No route maps will be given as these rides are intended to be negotiated as a group. We start together and finish together. Road bicycles only, please. We have a few sizes available as rentals. If you are bringing your TT bike, please remove the aero bars for the safety of the group. Come prepared with a rain-layer (we will ride rain or shine) and bring water and snacks. Both will be available at the shop. Complimentary drip coffee offered before and after the ride for series participants. Special edition t-shirts will be available for purchase, so be sure to mention if you would like to order one and in what size.

Contact the shop for additional details.

 

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May
6
6:00am 6:00am

Tire Changing Classroom - Open to everyone!

If you ride a bicycle, one skill you can't live without is how to change a flat tire. If you need to learn or want to brush up on your skills, then join us on Wednesday evening at 6pm on May 6th. Bring your own bike if you'd like hands-on practice...because practice makes perfect! Otherwise, sit back, relax and watch as our mechanic teaches you how to skillfully change a flat. 

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Apr
19
8:00am 8:00am

Virginia's Rough Roubaix - Harrisonburg, VA

Virginias’ Rough Roubaix

(Not a Veloville USA event)

 

Sunday April 19th, 2015 - Virginias’ Rough Roubaix - Grand Classic (114 mi), Classic (90 mi) & Semi Classic (56 mi)
 

Start Location: Harrisonburg City's Westover Park

Roubaix Start Time: 9:00 AM

Event Day Registration: 8:00 AM

Event details and registration:

https://www.bikereg.com/virginias-rough-roubaix

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Apr
5
10:00am10:00am

Easter Holiday Hop-Along 75k (Moderate)

Pastels, plastic grass and chocolate bunnies not your cup of tea? Lucky for you, we're offering another way to spend your holiday (no Easter basket required). A pleasant route offering some hills, some views, partly paved and partly graveled plus a stop at the Hunter's Head Tavern in Upperville for brunch and a beverage for those wishing to partake in a pub stop before slowly pedaling for home. This will be a "relaxed" conversational pace, but due to the mileage, we'll still have to keep the pedals turning if we want to be home before the 4th of July.

RSVP requested for brunch, if you please.

"The disclaimer": The route will traverse both hill and dale. Roughly 50% gravel, 50% pavement, one or two short steep climbs possible, long rolling hills and a short stretch on the shoulder of Highway 50. Likely elevation gain: 3-3,500'. We will do everything possible to stick to quiet roads, but there will be interaction with vehicular traffic. You will be riding at your own risk. 

"The fine print": This is a moderate pace ride (on a scale of mild, moderate, challenging or advanced) with opportunities to stretch your legs up hills and regroup at major intersections, though not a ride suitable for beginners or those without gravel experience. CX or road bikes with gravel-tires recommended. No hybrids, sorry. If you have questions, please call and we can discuss the details.

All of our rides are "no-drop". No one gets left behind, BUT please respect your fellow riders by understanding your abilities and limits. Bring a rain proof outer layer just in case of cold weather or rain (it's early April after all) and bring water and snacks. Both will be available at the shop. Coffee offered before the ride.

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Mar
29
9:00am 9:00am

Spring-Time is Steel-Time 100k (POSTPONED)

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As soon as it's time to "spring-forward", it's time to break out those trusty steel-steeds that make riding in temperamental spring weather a snap. Sun, rain, wind, sleet, mud, snow, clouds, flowers and baby animals? Bring it on.

One Sunday. Two wheels. Three rules: No whining, no walking and of course, you must ride a steel bike. Don't have one? Don't worry, there will be plenty of other rides for your two-wheeled pleasure.

The route will be a lively mix of gravel and pavement, so clad your ride in 28+ road or cyclocross tires. Likely elevation gain between 4-6,000' and some steep climbs possible. Mostly rolling terrain typical of Virginia. Roads can be rough, rutted, gravel, dirt, rocks, unimproved, etc. March weather can be varied and unpredictable, so please come prepared with layers. Two water bottles and plenty of nutrition is recommended. There will NOT be a chance to refuel. 

This will be "remote start" ride. (Field trip!) The proposed location is George Washington National Forest in Harrisonburg, VA. Plan on late morning start to allow for travel time. We will plan to grab a late lunch and recovery beverage at a local spot after the ride. Tell your significant other you will likely be gone all day. Sorry dear...

This will be challenging ride (on a scale of mild, moderate, challenging, advanced) with opportunities to stretch your legs up hills and regroup at major intersections, though not a ride suitable for beginners or those without gravel experience or experience riding in a group setting. This ride is for STEEL ONLY gravel, CX or road bikes. If we made exceptions then it wouldn't be a steel bike ride, would it?

All of our rides are "no-drop". No one gets left behind, BUT please respect your fellow riders by understanding your abilities and limits. If you are unsure, please call the shop and we can discuss the details. This ride is designed to enjoy the benefits and versatility of steel bicycles and while not purposefully designed to be "difficult" is considered a challenge due to the length of the route and variety of road conditions. RSVP appreciated but not required. Call the shop for start location and time NO LATER THAN SATURDAY, MARCH 28. Carpooling is available.

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Mar
21
8:00am 8:00am

Hell of Hunterdon - Blawenburg, NJ

(Not a Veloville USA event)

In tribute to the Northern European Spring Classics join us for the 7th Annual Hell of Hunterdon, a 82 mile Belgian themed ride in Hunterdon, Mercer & Somerset Counties, NJ.  The challenging course features 19 sections of dirt, gravel, and hardscrabble roads (covering approximately 15% of the course) as you wind your way through scenic farmland and country towns.  Total elevation gain is ca 5200 feet. The route is perfectly suitable for standard Road Bikes with Road Tires; tires wider than 23mm are highly suggested.  Cyclocross/Gravel bikes are welcome, but certainly not required, as most of the ride is on paved roads; however, the ride is certainly more comfortable if you go with wider tires.  It is the ideal preparation for those who plan to go to the Tour of the Battenkill on April 18 & 19th.  The course (and length) is subject to change, pending road construction, etc. 

For complete information, please visit http://www.hellofhunterdon.com 

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Mar
15
10:00am10:00am

Seven Days 'Till Spring 75K (Moderate)

In honor of the anxiously awaited arrival of Spring, we will brave the waning week of winter for a 75k adventure ride. And since most of us haven't seen the sun for weeks, the pace and route of this ride will be easy on the legs and lungs...mostly.

"The disclaimer": The route will traverse both hill and dale. Roughly 50% gravel, 50% pavement, one or two steep climbs possible, long rolling hills and a short stretch on the shoulder of Highway 15. Likely elevation gain: 2-3,000'. We will do everything possible to stick to quiet roads, but there will be interaction with vehicular traffic. You will be riding at your own risk. 

"The fine print": This is a moderate pace ride (on a scale of mild, moderate, challenging or advanced) with opportunities to stretch your legs up hills and regroup at major intersections, though not a ride suitable for beginners or those without gravel experience. CX or road bikes with gravel-tires recommended. No hybrids, sorry. If you have questions, please call and we can discuss the details.

All of our rides are "no-drop". No one gets left behind, BUT please respect your fellow riders by understanding your abilities and limits. Dress in layers (it's March folks) and bring water and snacks. Both will be available at the shop. Coffee offered before and after the ride.

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Jan
19
10:00am10:00am

VVUSA MLK JR BDAY VCX 50K (Challenging)

What do all these abbreviations mean?

Veloville USA's Martin Luther King, Jr birthday holiday Velocross ride. It will be a challenging 50k (32+ mile) route of mostly gravel roads typical of Loudoun County. The route will consist of quiet country lanes, scenic farmland but will also provide consistently rolling terrain (HILLS) with the occasional short, steep climb. Likely elevation gain between 2-3,000'.

This is a challenging pace ride (on a scale of mild, moderate, challenging, advanced) with opportunities to stretch your legs up hills and regroup at major intersections, though not a ride suitable for beginners or those without gravel experience or experience riding in a group setting. CX or road bikes with gravel-tires recommended. No hybrids, sorry.

All of our rides are "no-drop". No one gets left behind, BUT please respect your fellow riders by understanding your abilities and limits. If you are unsure, please call the shop and we can discuss the details. Dress warmly (it's January folks) and bring water and snacks. Both will be available at the shop. Coffee before and after.

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Dec
26
10:00am10:00am

Veloville USA's "Show off that new bike you got for Christmas" Ride 12/26 @ 10 am

Everyone knows a new bicycle is on your wish list this holiday. If Santa ponies up, bring that shiny new steed out to play. If all you got were new socks and undies, dust off the old trusty two-wheeler and join us for a post-Christmas ride while everyone else is hitting the returns counter. If the weather outside is frightful, we may stay inside where it's delightful and swap re-gifted fruitcakes.

10 am roll-out, come early to warm-up with coffee. 30-35 miles, mostly gravel. Properly clad road bikes or cross bikes. No drop, moderate pace. Some short, steep climbs possible. Pleasant route overall. Come prepared for cold temps, unless we luck out.

RSVP appreciated, but not required.

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Dec
20
10:00am10:00am

Braver Than The Elements "Unofficial" Winter-Weather Ladies Ride 12/20

Ladies, break out your furs...we're going riding come snow or high winds! Ok, so maybe leave the furs at home, but bring your best cold-weather cycling duds because it's bound to be a doozy out there. Join Veloville USA as we brave the elements on December 20th @ 10am for a winter weather road ride. Sorry gents, ladies only, though you can hang at the shop and present us with a hot chocolate after our ride. And don't forget the marshmallows...

The route will be 35-40 miles, with some mild hills. Paved only. In the case of snow, we may have to adjust the route but expect the ride to be held regardless of the weather. It is, after all, a "braver than the elements" ride!  Road or cyclocross bikes. No-drop. There will be a ride leader and sweep present. If you need apparel advice, please contact the shop the day before and we'll see what the weather is going to dish out. Free hot beverages post-ride (coffee, chai, tea and hot chocolate). Warm gear and snacks available.

RSVP appreciated. Please call or e-mail by 12/15.

For other future rides around Virginia, please check out the new website: www.ibikeva.com

 

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Dec
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Holiday Party! Latte Art Competition No. 2 and more... 12/18 @ 6pm.

Winter time means party time and party time means ugly sweaters, free lattes, bad Holiday music and Foosball. Well, that's what it means to us anyway and if you're down with that, then join us on Saturday December 18th @ 6-10pm for some cold weather fun. The area's top Barista talent will be battling it out for the bragging rights of "Best Latte Art". Think you have what it takes? $5 to enter, entry is open to all. Winner takes the pot. For the rest of us, break out those dreadful, mismatching, badly sewn sweaters. The most cringe-worthy "his" and "hers" of the bunch will take the prize. Fruitcake, cheese logs and jello with marshmallows will be served. There will be mistletoe. 

All customers, friends and guests are welcome. Please bring good cheer.

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Nov
28
10:00am10:00am

Veloville USA's Black Friday 50k

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"No honey, I said we're going to ride BIKES because we ate too much TURKEY."

Join us on Friday, November 28th at 10am here at the shop for a post-stuffing jaunt through Loudoun County's back roads. 50k (32+) miles of mixed gravel and pavement. Cyclocross or road bikes with 25+ tires would be best. Hills can be expected. No drop, but not a ride for beginners. Please bring a water bottle, weather appropriate clothing and a positive attitude (which may be hard to do if your house is filled with in-laws.) We will have coffee brewing and snacks available. Or you could get up at 5am and hit all the sales.

 

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