Fall is full of fun festivals and events. One of the many events going on during the month of October is the Culpeper Cycling Century (or CCC for short). This event, created by the Culpeper Recreation Foundation, Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is now hosted by the Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Department (while still receiving support from the Recreation Foundation).
Saturday, October 5th marks the sixth year of this fundraising event. An event that has grown substantially since its creation, the first year boasted 49 cyclists. This year, the Parks & Recreation Department is expecting close to 400 cyclists. Cyclist that come from all over the state and further, including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, and even California to ride the scenic back roads of Culpeper, Madison & Fauquier Counties.
Miranda, one of last year’s participants said, "We drove from PA to take part in this event, and it was well worth the 5 hour drive. We absolutely loved it."
So while you’re out and about enjoying all that Fall has to offer on Saturday, October 5, please be aware of the additional cyclists that will be on the roads.
The event participants get to choose between 35, 65, or 100 miles of paved scenic back roads. Six rest stops are offered, and graciously hosted by: Rapidan Volunteer Fire Department, Brightwood General Store, Hebron Lutheran Church, Salem Volunteer Fire Department, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and the Graffiti House. Numerous individuals volunteer their time to help run these rest stops and help with other functions of this event. These individuals are the backbone of this event.
Also helping to make this event possible are the Event Sponsors and the Friends of the CCC. Event Sponsors include:
The Bike Stop; Holiday Inn Express – Culpeper; Best Western - Culpeper Inn; Brooks Chiropractic; R. Bruce Redmon, M.D. Culpeper ENT; Buffalo Wild Wings – Culpeper; Chamios Butt’r; Clevengers Corner Veterinary Care; Craig G. Hoover, O.D. - Cutting Edge Eyecare; Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn, & Edwards, PLC; EURO-COMPOSITES CORP®; Fray, Hudson, Clark & Walker, LLP, Attorneys; Gadino Cellars; Gayheart & Willis, P.C.; Jane & Charles Barrell; Jefferson Homebuilders; K Art & Design, Inc.; Merchants Grocery Co.; Miller Toyota Scion & Warrenton Toyota Scion; Mills, Dayton & Company, P.C., Certified Public Accountants; S.W.I.F.T.; The Miller Company Realtors; Tom & Charla Reynolds; Tropical Smoothie Café – Culpeper; Virginia Community Bank; and the Virginia Orthopaedic Center.
Friends of the CCC include:
Chili's; Décor Xpress Balloons; Funny Farm Inn Bed & Breakfast; Integrity Automotive; Portrait Art by Elizabeth Bailey; Pepper’s Grill; Pepsi Co. – Central Virginia; Powell Wellness Center; Road ID; The State Theater; StellarOne Bank; Town of Culpeper - Dept of Public Works; and Village Frameworks & Gallery.
Did we mention that all proceeds from this event go to the Culpeper Recreation Foundation? This fundraising event helps the Culpeper Recreation Foundation, Inc. in their pursuit of building additional recreational amenities at the Culpeper Sports Complex.
Thank you to the Volunteers, Event Sponsors, and Friends of the CCC that help make this event possible.
Please remember, to watch for the numerous cyclists that will be on our road, Saturday, October 5th.