Start Times and Rest Stop Hours of Operation

Nearly 300 cyclists are pre-registered for the 2019 Tour de Madison.   If you’re not one of them, walk-up registration begins on site at Graves Mountain Lodge at 7am.

Metric Century cyclists will take off at 8:30am.

Those doing the Intermediate route will leave at 8:45am.

Family cyclists will wait until 9:00am.

The weather report is fantastic:  It should be just over 70 degrees at the start but getting hot by afternoon.   Fortunately, the thunderstorms should be later on the day.

The Brightwood Rest Stop at mile 19 will be staffed from 9:30-11:30 for both Metric and Intermediate cyclists.

Good Hope, which is on the Metric Route, at mile 33 and 43 will be open from 10:30 to 2:00pm.

Hoover Ridge, which is the last rest stop for both Metric and Intermediate cyclists at 51 miles (Metric) and 31 miles (Intermediate) will be open form 10:30 to 2:30pm. 

Graves Mountain Lodge will have a great meal waiting for you at the end of your ride.  And Chamomile and Whiskey goes on stage at noon for your entertainment.

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New Ride Partner: Back Alley Bikes/East Coast Bicycle Academy

Les Welch of Back Alley Bikes/East Coast Bicycle Academy will be providing additional mechanical support for the 2019 Tour de Madison.  He will be set up at the Hoover Ridge Rest Stop to assist with any minor repairs that become necessary during the ride.    As usual, Veloconcepts of Culpeper Virginia will be set up to provide mechanical support at Graves Mountain Lodge.
We are grateful both to Les Welch and to Joe Coppola for their support for the 2019 Tour de Madison.   We want to make sure all our cyclists have a great experience!
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Three Opportunities for $5 Off New Tour de Madison Registrations

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.

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2019 Tour de Madison T-shirt Sponsors

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.

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Registration for the 32nd Tour de Madison is NOW OPEN!

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:

https://www.bikereg.com/32nd-annual-tour-de-madison

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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A few photos from the 2018 Tour

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2018 Tour de Madison Sponsors

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.

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