Back in 2000, our friends at Rapha started a challenge, a challenge to ride 500km during the eight days between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve and this year Culpeper Cycling & VeloConcepts decided to take part in the challenge. Our version is a little easier than the Strava/Rapha Festive 500 since we will try to ride 500km (thats 310 miles) over NINE days, and include our New Years Day Ride
Sure we know this is a difficult challenge and there’s a lot of planning to be had during those days in order to make the challenge successful, but we think that’s the best part. Even if you don’t complete the whole Festive 500, challenge yourself to ride more during Christmas and New Years Eve and reward yourself with everything the Holiday’s have to offer.
For those of you that don’t wish to challenge the full 300+ miles we will offer shorter options each day as well so you can select how much time or fitness you have.
Each ride will start at VeloConcepts in Culpeper and they will have some light food and coffee both before and after the ride and even a few seminars as well.
|Date||Start Time||Festive 500 Route||Short Route||Gravel Option Available ?|
|Sunday - 12/24||11 am||35 Miles||25 Milies||No|
|Monday - 12/25||1:30 pm||19 Miles||Same as Festive 500 route||No|
|Tuesday - 12/26||11 am||33 Miles||25 Miles||Yes|
|Wednesday - 12/27||11 am||23 Miles||Same as Festive 500 route||Yes|
|Thursday - 12/28||11 am||30 miles||25 miles||Yes|
|Friday - 12/29||11 am||33 miles||22 miles||No|
|Saturday - 12/30||11 am||31 miles||22 miles||Yes|
|Sunday - 12/31||11 am||31 miles||Same as Festive 500 route||No|
|Monday - 1/1||12 pm||62 miles||27 miles||Yes|