The Cannonball Century is a community road bicycling event, sponsored and supported annually by the Fredericksburg Cyclist Club (FCC) and its members. We are active cyclists that volunteer to make this an enjoyable event for all cycling levels, beginner to competitive.
The address is 5700 Smith Station Road Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
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Changes this year include:
- Targeted charitable giving: American Cancer Society and Rosner YMCA are our charitable partners
- Free T-Shirts with all registrations (Registrations made by August 30th)
- New Sponsors! Click Here To View Our 2022 Sponsors
- Adjustments to keep participants safe. Cyclist will follow state guidelines, in conjunction with Spotsylvania County Parks & Recreation and Safety Guidelines
- Participants may participate in a wine tasting while at Lake Anna Winery and buy wine if you choose. We have a driver who will shuttle the wine to the YMCA for the riders to pick up when they return.
Although your welcome packet is available the day of the Cannonball Event while checking in, Yes! The welcome packet & t-shirt may be picked up the day prior on Friday September 23rd from 10am-7pm at the Ron Rosner YMCA at 5700 Smith Station Road Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407.
Unisex Poly Sport-Tec t-shirt
No, since there is not a difference in pricing, you may change the route onsite at the onsite registration, or let us know ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spotsylvania county parks and recreation, Rappahannock Valley amateur radio club, Local YMCAs, Club members and friends support the Cannonball Century ride. The Hopewell United Methodist Church, Berkely Elementary School, Lake Anna fire and rescue, Elk Creek Country Store, Lake Anna Winery and Shady Grove United Methodist Church provide safety stops which are greatly appreciated.
Cannonball Century fees are used to pay club insurance, permits, rest stop snacks, water, ice, essential energy drinks and the post ride catered lunch! We also have targeted charitable giving we look forward to each year. 2022's designated charities are the American Cancer Society and Ron Rosner YMCA
For groups, please email the coordinator for assistance
Sorry, there are no refunds for this event.
Absolutely! Please contact the event coordinator, CannonballCentury@gmail.com.
Since roads are not closed and there are no trails, the club and insurance does not allow this. All riders must be able to handle a bicycle on open roads that are shared with motor vehicles. Those under 18 must be approved at registration with release by a parent/guardian.
Yes, an ANSI or SNELL certified helmet is required when riding a bike during this event. In addition, all Virginia traffic laws must be obeyed. See laws and tips here.
Absolutely! While road bikes are most common on the shared roads, hybrids, mountain bikes, trikes, tandems, ellipticals, recumbents and velomobiles are all fine; we draw the line on Class 2 ebikes which are NOT ALWAYS pedal-assist, mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles. They are not allowed. No Exceptions.
Yes! There are a variety of rest stop snacks, water, ice, essential energy drinks and the post ride catered lunch from Carolina BBQ!
Four routes are available, including a Century (100 miles), Metric century (63 miles), 50 miles and 20 miles. We adopted the 2019 Lakes and Grapes routes.
- Check-in opens at 7:00 AM and closes at 9:30 AM.
- The Century will begin at 7:30 AM
- The Metric Century will begin at 8:30 AM
- The 20 mile and 50 mile routes will begin at 9:30 AM.
- Please note that the last rest stop closes at 4:30 PM and we will pack things up by 5:30 PM.
There will be parking signage on sight. Please park your vehicles to the right of the building as you enter toward the pavilion and playground area.
As you're taking pictures along your ride, tag us with #bikefred hashtag on social media sites.
Cell phone coverage is spotty so we recommend contact with other riders and the Bicycle Equipment Safety Teams (BEST) that sweep the course. In addition, Rest Stop hosts work with the Rappahannock Valley Amateur Radio Club to communicate any issues.
This event is rain or shine, so hope for shine!