The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation Presents Cap2Cap 2012
On May 12, 2012, bicycling enthusiasts all over Richmond will enjoy one of the year’s most anticipated athletic events, the Cap2Cap. A 100 mile ride of beautiful scenery and 400 years of Virginia history support the efforts of the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation, which aims to complete a biking trail from Williamsburg to Richmond and back by 2014.
The trail, currently under construction, is a paved, safe byway for bicyclists, runners and walkers that runs between the historical capital of Virginia, Jamestown, and the present capital of Richmond. It spans along the Route 5 corridor. 16 miles of the trail are currently complete.
The Cap2Cap is the organization’s largest fundraiser each year. Organizers provide trail support, rest stops, official ride t-shirts, lunch and other amenities for riders. There are 25, 50 and 100 mile courses that operate in loops (begin in Richmond and end in Richmond) and a 15-mile family ride to encourage young athletes to get to know the trail. As the trail is not yet complete, some portions of the ride still occur on public roads and riders are asked to follow strict race etiquette, sharing the roads with drivers. Riders have the option of beginning and ending in Williamsburg or Richmond. The Rockett’s Landing starting point will include beer along with other refreshments, while the Williamsburg one will not.
Funds raised during the Cap2Cap will be used to complete the trail, provide new signage, make general improvements and maintenance, and raise trail awareness.
Ready to ride? Register for the Cap2Cap online and make reservations at your favorite Historic Richmond Inn. You’ll enjoyed a well-earned break after your big day on the trail, complete with premium accommodations and gourmet breakfasts. It’s the perfect way to relax before and after the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation’s 2012 Cap2Cap!