If you followed the NCAA basketball tournament this past month, you may have heard of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Before VCU was known for their skills on the basketball court, they were known for their diverse student population and urban campus plastered with bicycles in the heart of Richmond, VA.
Next week, in honor of the city’s growing cycling community, RideRichmond is teaming up with VCU and Carytown Bicycle Company to kick-off Richmond’s First Annual Bike Week. The week will be filled with a ton of awesome activities for all types of cyclists. More info about the events, which include track racing, a bike-swap, and goldsprints, can be found here.
To add even more fun to Bike Week, the Saddle Sores Bicycle Club will be hosting a dance party on Friday and a race on Sunday to benefit RVA Bike Polo, who will also be hosting a pick-up tournament over the weekend. This means there will be at least one or more events every single day for an entire week!!!
There is no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon then riding around the city dressed in a costume! You don’t have to be fast to win a prize!
I hope to see some out-of-towners in RVA next week! It’s a pretty rad place to visit.