Fifth Annual Northern Neck River Ride is Saturday
The Northern Neck River Ride will pedal off tomorrow morning. Hundreds of bicycle riders are already on their way to Kilmarnock.
While some 400 riders have already signed up, the registration tables will be open at the YMCA’s Camp KeKoKa on Boys Camp Road in Kilmarnock at 4 this afternoon, closing at 9. They’ll reopen at 6:30 tomorrow morning.
Jett: The routes open at seven o'clock and then the family route actually opens at eight o'clock, which will be up at Shiloh School in Northumberland County.
Executive Director Edie Jett.
Jett: When they come in, they'll be given the orientation and get familiar with the routes and they're also given a map that will show them their routes and there's signs and directions along the way.
She explained that this Fifth Annual River Ride marks the end of National Century Month on the Northern Neck. The ride attracts cyclists of every skill level.
Jett: There's a family route, which is like less than ten miles; there's a Third Century route, which is 32 miles; there's what they call the Metric Century, which is 60 miles, and then the English Century, which is just under a hundred miles.
A lot of the riders will spend the night in area bed and breakfasts, hotels or at Camp KeKoka in tents or cabins.
Jett: Everyone will leave from there and go into Northumberland County; the Century riders will continue on up towards Heathsville and come back into Lancaster County, where they'll have lunch and then they'll continue back down through all of Lancaster County, Windmill Point and then back to the camp.
The River Ride is the largest yearly fundraiser for the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce. For those who still have energy to burn:
Jett: On Sunday, there is a unsupported ride. There's two, actually, one in Lancaster County and one in Northumberland County; again, they will have a guide but they would not have the sag support that they would have on Saturday.
You can learn more online at riverride.org.
John Ogle, WCVE News