Join us for the Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes on September 8, 2018 and enjoy either a 25 mile or 50 mile bicycle route through the beauty of the rolling hills and lush fields of the central Shenandoah Valley countryside.
Registration and start/finish are at the Gypsy Hill Park gym in Staunton, Virginia.
Why do we ride?
We ride to support our combat veterans and to raise funds for Boulder Crest Retreat, a therapeutic and wellness facility for combat veterans and their families.
After sixteen years of continuous war in Afghanistan and Iraq, our combat veterans, many of whom have deployed multiple times, and their families are paying a terrific price for their service to the nation. Boulder Crest Retreat, located in Bluemont Virginia in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, provides the ideal environment to enable combat veterans and their families to recover, rest, recharge, and reconnect. In support of Boulder Crest Retreat’s mission to turn “struggle into strength,” the 12 VFW Posts of the central Shenandoah Valley are sponsoring the Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes bicycle ride event on September 8, 2017.
Key information: check-in & ride packet pick-up, start and finish times
Same day check-in and packet pick-up will be September 8, 7-8 am at Gypsy Hill Park gym. Same day registration can be done at that time.
Opening ceremonies will be at 8 am in the parking lot vicinity the Gypsy Hill Park gym.
Last rider off for the 50 mile course will be at 9 am. Last rider off for the 25 mile course will be 9:30.
SAG and rest stop support ends at 2 pm.
This is an open course. All traffic regulations and laws must be observed. Helmets are required and must be worn for the entire length of the tour. All riders must ride to the right side of the road at all times. Roads will be open to vehicle traffic. This is not a race. The rides will take place rain or shine. No refunds.