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2017 Big Pencil to Big Walker Metric Century

Saturday, June 17, 2017
VHDA (old post office) 105 E Main St WythevilleVA  24382
Saturday, June 17, 2017
VHDA (old post office) 105 E Main St WythevilleVA  24382
Big Pencil to Big Walker - Individual Age group/open
$65.00
in 8 days $85.00

About This Activity

Come join us in celebration of the epic Big Pencil to Big Walker Ride, aka The Fast and the Fiorini, in memory of our great local cycling supporter, Ian Fiorini, on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Beginning in downtown Wytheville, the ride heads out through the pastoral southwest Virginia counties of Wythe and Bland, with one, two or three climbs of Big Walker Mountain.Our ride has made it to the list of the top metric routes in the mid-Atlantic region, according to Blue Ridge Outdoors several years ago.

The Big Pencil is in downtown Wytheville. The Big Walker is the mountain 12 miles north of town. Come ride, climb and enjoy our scenery and all the small-town charm Wytheville has to offer!

Thanks to the generous support of our major sponsors, we are again offering a free custom designed cycling jersey for all registrants for our ride. Please sign up now, and let your cycling buddies know as well. Starlight Apparel in Roanoke designs our classic jerseys!

Proceeds of the Big Pencil to Big Walker Ride benefit Helping Overcome Poverty's Existence, Inc. (HOPE), an umbrella human services organization delivering housing, food and anti-poverty programs to the southwest Virginia counties of Wythe, Bland, Carroll, Smyth and Grayson and the city of Galax. HOPE's website is www.wythehope.org.

You can also support HOPE's mission by participating in our fundraising campaign at https://fundraising.active.com/event/2017BigPencilttoBigWalker.

If we meet our minimum online goal of $2,067 (the equivalent of the elevation gain of climbing the mountain once), all participating fundraisers will be eligible for a drawing for a $200 gas card. If we raise $3,281 (the equivalent of the elevation gain of climbing the mountain twice), all fundraisers become eligible for a drawing for a $300 gas card. If we raise $5,800 (the equivalent of the elevation gain of climbing the mountain three times), all fundraisers become eligible for a drawing for a $500 gas card.

Event details and schedule

On-line registration available until Friday, 12:00 a.m., June 2, 2017 at $65 each. Then the registration increases to $85, all the way up to on-site registration on June 17.

On-site registration day of event begins at 6:30 a.m. at $85 per participant.  **CASH OR CHECK ONLY**

Ride begins in downtown Wytheville, at the corner of Main St and Tazewell, in the Southwest Virginia Housing Center (VHDA).

The ride finishes two blocks away, at the corner of Tazewell and Spiller, across from Spiller Elementary School, and next to the Wytheville Heritage Museum.

Ride starts at 7:30 a.m.

No refunds for weather conditions.

Sag supported.

Refreshments at rest areas and end of ride.

Parking available at Spiller Elementary School on Tazewell Street just two blocks from ride start/finish at the intersection of Main Street and Tazewell St.

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VHDA (old post office) 105 E Main St WythevilleVA  24382
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