For over 30 years, we’ve strived to keep our two-day festival competitive and affordable, with discounts for kids, non-riding spouses who want to take advantage of our meals and get a T-shirt, too and local riders who volunteer.
If you’re a cyclist who lives in Augusta, Rockingham, Rockbridge, Albemarle or Nelson Counties — and you have two hours (or more) to volunteer at the festival — we’ll give you a smoking discount: just$35 for the two-day Festival! Limited volunteer slots are available and fill up on a first-come, first-served basis.To take advantage of this offer, check the volunteer tasks at SIGNUPGENIUS.COM— many of which are day and time-specific. (Examples: Help us setup or man the tables at registration Friday night; setup route signs on Sunday morning before the Middlebrook routes start, etc.). Then follow the instructions on that page for contacting the race organizers to get your registration discount code.
Order from our online store by clicking the image links.SAVE ON SHIPPING:If you order now and pickup in-person at the October festival, you can save $5 on EACH QUALIFYING ITEM, including Wind Jackets, Bike Socks, 30th Anniversary Rider Kits! Use coupon code21PICKUP at checkout. To help keep the cost low and the sales tax tracked properly, store purchases are a separate transaction from the Eventbrite registration process.
As of today (August 12, 2021): Everything is green-light “Go” for the 2021 ride. We are instituting a number of covid-safe practices (social distancing, masks at rest stops and lunch, etc.) If we are forced to cancel by Virginia State Authorities, the Planning Committee will be giving folks the option for a refund (less $25 processing fees, per our terms stated on the website and at Eventbrite) — or the option to bank the funds for a future year full ride credit. We’ll be discussing this more as the ride nears and pandemic conditions become clearer, but the bottom line is we’ll have your back (and won’t do what another major Virginia ride did in 2020 and make you eat the loss if it’s cancelled). The best thing you can do to lessen the spread is get vaccinated and continue to wear your mask in public (yeah, it’s a pain . . . but a small price to pay to help keep you and your neighbors safe and our ride on the calendar!)
For riders 17 and under: $25 Family-friendly Price for Minors(children aged 6–17 years with a full-paid adult). Riders under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. If not parent/guardian, it is advisable to have informed consent for medical treatment. All paid minor riders receive same benefits as listed for full-price adults. Sorry, there is no “both spouses are riding” discount for this festival.
Spouses who are non-riders but wish to share in the Festival meals (and get a T-shirt) can register for $35. NOTE: This is not required. Many spouses come to town and sightsee or hike on their own and have no interest in attending the Bike Festival. That’s fine and we don’t require them to pay.
No. Sorry. A majority of the per rider costs (insurance, printing, T-shirt, etc.) are applicable to either or both days. Plus, the myriad charitable groups who share in the proceeds from our Festival appreciate every dollar we can donate to them.
With an event as large as this, managing registration tickets is a complex affair. We found that Eventbrite is a good partner to provide the robust services needed to get the details correct. We set our Fall Foliage ticket prices to cover our expenses as a non-profit ride (food, T-shirts, Event Guides, insurance, volunteer group donations, etc.). Adding the required Eventbrite fee on top of our costs is the fairest and most transparent method to show where the money goes. Thanks for your understanding and support!
Yes.Click here to download the 2021 Mail-in Order form. And for ease of tracking and check-in at Festival Registration, we ask that you please register on the highly-secure Eventbrite website, but simply select the “pay by check” option under payments. UPDATE 10/9/21: Please do not mail in checks as they will likely not arrive in time for processing. YOU MAY REGISTER AT THE DOOR.
CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellation requests postmarked by September 30 will be refunded minus a $25 processing fee.SORRY: No refunds for any reason after September 30, including personal or family medical issues.