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Cville Bike Fest

April 29, 2023

Come cheer on cyclists in this fast-paced race for all ages. Biking enthusiasts and fans can visit our vendor village, enjoy food and drinks from Dairy Market merchants, and participate in games and activities on our patio. Races are from 10:00AM – 4:00PM.

Event Schedule:

10:00AM: FREE junior races for boys and girls in the 9-14 and 15-18 age groups. Register here.

10:30AM – 11:45AM: Men’s Novice and Women’s Collegiate / Novice races. Register here.

11:45AM: Family Bike Parade where anyone in the community with a bicycle can join and ride a lap on the closed course, in addition to a “Dash Race” for younger children. Participation is FREE and registration is not required.

12:25PM: Men’s Masters races. Register here.

1:15PM – 4:00PM: Men’s and Women’s Collegiate races. Register here.

Event Activities:

  • Vendor Village, including Charlottesville Community Bikes, Region 10, Sentara Healthcare, Sheetz, King Technical Apparel, and Public Lands.
  • Starr Hill Brewery Beer Garden
  • The Milkman’s Bar (Bike Bar) on the patio
  • Food/Drink from Dairy Market Merchants (inside)
  • Bike Decorating Station (Bring your Bikes & Helmets!)
  • Patio Games, including jumbo jenga and cornhole
  • Face Painting & Balloon Art – Expressions Face Painting (11AM-3PM)
  • DJ Cle mixing beats on the patio (12PM-4PM)
  • Petting Zoo – GOAAT Educational Services (12PM-2PM)
  • Magician – Wes Iseli (1:30PM-3:30PM)
  • Shop 10% off the entire store at Brigid & Bess

What to Bring?

  • Bring your bikes and helmets for bike decorating and the free bike parade (line up at 11:45AM). Plus, chairs for watching the races.

Directions and Event Parking:

*Please note Grady and Preston Avenue will be closed to all traffic from 9 AM to 4 PM. To access the Dairy Market please use West Street off of 10th Street behind Dairy Market. Additional parking is available at the Albemarle County office building (401 McIntire Rd) and Jackson P. Burley Middle School (901 Rose Hill Dr). View the full map of road closures here.

Proceeds from Charlottesville Criterium/Cville Bike Fest will go to local non-profit bicycle shop, Charlottesville Community Bikes (CCB). CCB promotes environmentally-sound transportation, recycles bicycles, and makes biking accessible to the local community and believes equitable access to affordable, reliable bike transportation can be transformative to people in need. This fundraiser will go towards helping CCB expand their youth programming.

In partnership with Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau


April 29, 2023
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Dairy Market
946 Grady Avenue
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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Charlottesville Racing Club
UVA Cycling Club