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Is this a race?
- While the ride is fully-timed, it is not a race. The Tour of Richmond is designed to be a fun ride around the scenic Richmond Region. The lead group will be fully-escorted through the course with a lead and rear vehicle. No rider is allowed to pass the lead vehicle and if a rider falls off the lead groups pace, they are required to then obey all traffic laws.
Will transportation be provided to or from the different starts and the finish festival?
Yes. FREE shuttles will be take 29-mile and 59-mile participants back to the start location where your vehicle is located. Due to limited space, the shuttle will only be for participants, not bicycles. Bikes are not allowed on the shuttles under any circumstances. When you finish the ride at the Richmond Raceway Complex, check your bike in Bike Parking, leaving the number plate on your bike. The shuttle will take participants to the starting location of both the 29- and 59-mile courses. Drive your car back to the raceway to retrieve your bike. You will be able to retrieve your bike by showing the bike parking attendant your bib number corresponding with the number plate on your bike. Shuttles will begin at 2 pm. All bicycles must be picked up from bike parking by 8 pm.
Are triathlon or time trial handlebars (aerobars) permitted?
- No aerobars will be allowed for this event.
Is the course closed to vehicular traffic?
- The course will be open to vehicular traffic throughout the ride (excluding the starts). Please ride single-file whenever possible and always be aware of your surroundings. Police officers will be staged at major intersections to ensure the safety of the riders, but ultimately, the responsibility is yours to obey all traffic laws.
- The lead group will be fully-escorted through the course with a lead and rear vehicle. No rider is allowed to pass the lead vehicle and if a rider falls behind the lead group, they are required to then obey all traffic laws.
Do I really need to stop at that STOP sign?
- Yes. And obey all other traffic laws and the instructions of police officers.
- Where does the course go?
- Is the course hilly?