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Cannonball Century Ride

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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 58 Jesse Curtis Ln Fredericksburg, VA 22406
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Changes this year include:
  • Targeted charitable giving: the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank is our charitable partner.
  • Free T-Shirts with all registrations (Only for registrations made before September 8)
  • Accessories and Jersey will be for sale at event
  • New Sponsors!
  • Adjustments to keep participants safe each event; Fredericksburg Cyclist Club will follow state guidelines, in conjunction with Stafford County Parks & Recreation.
Hosted from Curtis Memorial Park at 58 Jesse Curtis Lane, Hartwood VA 22406, there are playgrounds, lake-side fishing, hiking, field activities, disc-golf and the public Gauntlet Golf Club.
Stafford County Parks & Recreation, Rappahannock Valley Amateur Radio Club, local YMCAs, club members and friends support the Cannonball Century Ride. Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Midland Christian Academy, St Stephen’s Church Preschool and area homeowners provide safe rest stops which are appreciated each year.
Cannonball Century fees are used to pay club insurance, permits, food, essential energy drink and shots of pickle juice! We also have targeted charitable giving we look forward to each year. 2021's designated charity is the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank!
For groups, please email the coordinator for assistance
CannonballCentury@gmail.com
Sorry, there are no refunds for this event.
Absolutely and you do not need experience for the numerous volunteer opportunities. 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 mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles.
Yes! In addition to food, juice, water & ice along the way at each rest stop, we also provide “linner” (lunch/dinner) at the end of the ride.
Three routes are available, including a Half-metric (32 miles), Metric (63 miles) and Century (100 miles). Click here to view the routes.
Check-in opens at 7:00 AM and closes by 9:30 AM. It's check-in and go so please allow enough time to finish your respective course, but don't start before we are ready:
Century: start by 7:30 AM
Metric Century: start by 8:30 AM
Half-Metric: start by 9:30 AM
Please Note that the last rest stop closes at 4:30 PM and we all pack things up by 5:30 PM.
Yes there is the main parking lot near pavilion #7 with overflow allowed on the fields - if it's not wet. If wet, proceed to overflow parking on the lake, just around the corner (2.8 miles or 3 right-turns from the main exit and just off of Stony Hill Rd). From there, follow the trail over the dam to the pavilion - a pleasant 1/2 mile walk through the woods.
Wear your favorite socks and cycling outfits and we will see what fun we can have.
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!

2021 Cannonball Century Sponsors