Registration for the Tour de Madison 2015 is now open! Click here to register....
DuCard Vineyards is donating two coupons for free wine tastings as door prizes for this year’s tour, and Tour de Madison riders only pay $5 for their Wineappalooza! the afternoon of the ride. Click the photo below to print out the flyer.
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Registration for the Tour de Madison 2015 is now open!
Early Registration online only through April 28.
Early registrants are guaranteed a Tour de Madison tech t-shirt and are eligible for one of our door prizes. The fee for Metric Century and Intermediate riders who register before April 28 is $40; after April 28 – $55. For Family riders the fee is only $20 before April 28, after April 28 – $35. There is no longer mail-in pre-registration.
On Site Registration: from 7:00 to 9:00am
Those who do not register early may register in person at the picnic pavilion at Graves Mountain Lodge between 7:00 and 9:00 am. On-site registrants may not receive a t-shirt and are not eligible for door prizes. On site registration is $55 for Metric Century and Intermediate Riders and $35 for Family Riders. NOTE: Cash or check only. No credit card payments on site.
New this year: Because many of you have requested jerseys, we are offering jerseys by special order. In order to guarantee availability on the day of the ride, all jerseys must be ordered by March 14, 2015. We are sorry but no orders can be taken after that date. Jerseys are available for $60.
Graves Mountain Lodge will have a la carte breakfast items available for sale during registration.
No refunds will be given.
Ride will be held rain or shine.
The 2014 Tour de Madison drew 413 cyclists and brought in over $17,000 dollars. After all expenses were paid, we were able to make donations of $4500 to the various civic groups that provide volunteer support.
Barry Penn Hollar of the organizing committee presents a check of $1500 to Jerry Carpenter of Madison County Parks and Recreation Authority for ongoing development at Hoover Ridge.
Barry Penn Hollar presents a check of $1000 to Hunter Seale of the Rochelle Ruritan Club for their college scholarship and J. L. Taylor Fund.
Donations were also made to the Culpeper Amateur Radio Association, which patrolled the route and provided necessary communication, and the Madison County Rescue Squad.
More Door Prizes!! Two tasting coupons from Ducard will be among the door prizes!
After the Tour, come to DuCard Vineyards, just up the road, for the annual Wineappolooza ! festival, Saturday May 17, from 12-7 pm. DuCard is at the foot of Old Rag Mountain just 5 minutes from the Graves Mountain Lodge headquarters of the Tour, and about 40 minutes north of Charlottesville.
Spend the afternoon at DuCard with wine tasting on the patio plus great music by the Scuffletown Trio and the Local Vocals. Check out local artisan wares in nearly 20 craft tents. Local BBQ and other fare available for purchase. Yes, there might be dancing. Pets welcome and family friendly (always, at DuCard). $10 per person in advance, includes logo wine glass. Go to http://www.ducardvineyards.com/wineappalooza_reservation.html for advance tickets, details and directions. No charge for kids or dogs or designated drivers. You can also buy tickets at the door.
You asked for it, so we brought it back: Live music to accompany your enjoyment of the post ride BBQ and beverages at the 2014 Tour de Madison.
The TdM planning committee is excited to announce that the infamous Chamomile and Whiskey will be enlivening our TdM experience this year. They will be performing on the Graves Mountain Lodge stage from 12:30-2:30 pm.
Be sure to check them out at
They may inspire you to ride another forty miles or so!
Here’s what the Burg Weekly Entertainment Guide said about them: “While there are folkier echoes in the Chamomile and Whiskey repertoire [than in those of the Lumineers or Mumford and Sons], the real vestige of rapture rests in the energy and attitude the band brings to the table, particularly when they’re playing live.”
Tour de Madison planning committee announces this year’s Metric Century route (65 miles). It is similar to the route two years ago and heads from Syria through Banco to Haywood and the Hebron Valley before ascending to Novum. It features a rest stop at the bike friendly Brightwood General Store at about 20 miles. From Brightwood it follows Lillard’s Ford Road to Oak Park and then heads toward Good Hope Church. The route circle from there down to Uno and cyclists can take advantage of the refreshments and facilities there at 33 and 43 miles into their ride. The final stop is at the Madison Parks and Recreation’s Hoover Ridge facility at 51 miles. From Madison the route heads back through the Hebron Valley for gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge on the way back to Syria. (click the photo below to see the route)
Tour de Madison planning committee announces this year’s 45 mile route. It is similar to the route two years ago and heads from Syria through Banco to Haywood and the Hebron Valley before ascending to Novum. It features a rest stop at the bike friendly Brightwood General Store at about 20 miles. From Brightwood it follows Lillard’s Ford Road to Oak Park and then heads to Madison where the second rest stop is at Madison Parks and Recreation’s Hoover Ridge facility. From Madison the route heads back through the Hebron Valley for gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge on the way back to Syria. (click the photo below to see the route)
- Gift basket including tasting for two from Prince Michel Winery
- Gift basket from Early Mountain Vineyard
- Round of golf for two at Greene Hills Country Club
- Wine gift set consisting of Orfila Vineyards 2008 Estate Ambassador’s Reserve Syrah (one bottle), Orfila wine glasses (2) and Orfila corkscrew provided by TriDuo.com Sports Photography.
Welcome Tour de Madison participants. We have seen you breeze past our farm gate for many years and would like to extend our hospitality. Brightwood Vineyard and Farm is at the bottom of the hill on the North bank of the Robinson River on Lillards Ford Road. We will waive our wine tasting fee that weekend for you and your support crew members, and for TdM volunteers who would like to sample local farm wines. We produce a wide range of wines from our certified organic berries, flowers and American grapes with finishes ranging from dry to slightly sweet. We are currently pouring elderberry, elderflower, peach, blackberry and American grape. We also operate a farm stay bed and breakfast cottage in the edge of the woods overlooking the Robinson River. We will extend our weekday rates through the weekend. Our cottage features one double bed and two single loft bunk beds. We can assemble camp cots for a fifth or sixth person. Our weekday rate, extended for May 16-17-18 is $110 per night double occupancy, and $20 extra per additional adult. We welcome anyone associated with the Tour de Madison to visit the farm that weekend to just stretch your legs, visit our animals, tour our greenhouses and walk the trails in our beautiful woods. Preview us and check cottage availability at http://www.brightwoodvineyardandfarm.com/