Do you like beer? Do you like discounts? Well, the Tour de Madison is pleased to announce three opportunities to get those two things you like at the very same time. TdM Representatives will be present at Peloton Station in Charlottesville on Sunday, April 14, 4-6pm; Pale Fire Brewery in Harrisonburg on Monday, April 15 from 5-7pm; and at Triple Crossing Brewery’s Fulton location in Richmond on Tuesday, April 16 from 6-8pm. Come on out, buy a beer, and sign up for the Tour de Madison and we will discount new registrations by $5. Our hope with these events is to show our appreciation for our friends in Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, and Richmond, and, of course, to attract more people to our great event.
We are thankful once again for our primary T-shirt sponsor Gayheart and Willis PC, Attorneys at Law of Culpeper, Va. This is the second year that the folks at Gayheart and Willis have made a major contribution enabling us to provide a high-quality, attractive T-shirt for the first 350 registrants for the ride.
This year we have added two secondary T-shirt sponsors: Peloton Station of Charlottesville and Senterfitt Cattle Company of Radiant, Va. We are grateful for their support for the Tour de Madison.
Are you ready for the 32nd Annual Tour de Madison? What could be more appealing than the beautiful mountain views, rolling hills, friendly rest stops and yes, even the occasional cow in the road! (“cow up” :-)) Routes are available here.
Registration is now open. Once again we are planning to stage the ride from Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria. Preparations are under way for another great after-party with picnic food free for registrants and great entertainment on tap.
Here’s the link to register:
We are excited to announce that we are once again selling our 30th Anniversary Commemorative Tour de Madison cycling jersey (and matching cap) through Cutaway USA. If you order by March 15, shipping is free, and the jersey will be waiting for you at the Tour de Madison. You can order from the registration page. It’s easier to see the size chart here.
Stay tuned for updates. We look forward to seeing you May 18!
The Tour de Madison Team
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We are pleased to announce two very generous sponsorships for the 2018 Tour de Madison.
Gayheart and Willis of Culpeper, who provide a full range of legal services, is our first ever
official T-shirt sponsor.
Box-In- Box Out, an order fulfillment and inventory management service in Madison, whose chairman is Tour de Madison founder Peter Rice, has provided fund to enable us to purchase directional signs that will be used to mark key points on the intermediate and metric century routes.
We are deeply appreciative of the support of both these fine local businesses. The purpose of our budding sponsorship program is to enable us to continually improve the Tour de Madison experience while having more funds available to support important projects at the Hoover Ridge complex of the Madison County Parks and Recreation Authority.
The Tour de Madison is pleased to announce that local band, Ransom Harmony will entertain cyclists at our traditional Post-ride party and BBQ at Graves Mountain Lodge. The band describes itself this way: “Hailing from the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, we are a five-piece string band that plays bluegrass, country, gospel, and some pop with a bluegrass flare! We consist of a guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass, and, of course, five-part harmonies. We thoroughly enjoy playing and singing together and believe that our enthusiasm is evident at our shows.”
Ransom Harmony’s performance at the 2018 Tour de Madison continues our tradition of
featuring up-and- coming bands with a connection to Madison County and the surrounding area. The Ransom Harmony appearance reflects a partnership between the Tour de Madison and Bald Top Brewery in Madison. After the ride, if you want to hear more of the band, AND, enjoy some incredible local beer from an award winning micro-brewery, head on over to Bald Top on Thrift Road a mile west of the town of Madison. Ransom Harmony will be performing at Bald Top in the evening. Thanks to Dave Fulton and crew at Bald Top for this unique partnership that enables us to bring you the joyful sounds of Ransom Harmony.
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Put this on your list! Registration for the 31st annual Tour de Madison opens Jan 1, 2018 at 12:01 AM. Here’s the link to register: Registration for 31st Tour de Madison
It’s OK to peak …here are some highlights:
- The event date is Saturday, May 19, 2018
- Several course options as in years past
- Registration fees are lower if you sign up by May 4, 2018
- Free all-cotton t-shirts sponsored by Gayheart and Willis (guaranteed if you register by May 4)
- We are offering our commemorative 30th Anniversary Jerseys for sale (see the registration page once it’s active Jan 1)
- Picnic lunch served by Graves Mountain Lodge included in registration fee
- Friendly (and tasty!) rest stops
- Live entertainment after the ride
- ….more details to come!
We look forward to seeing your registration in the New Year. In the meantime, Merry Christmas and Healthy Happy Holidays!
The Tour de Madison Team