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Bland County Courthouse Square612 Main Street Bland, VA 24315
Come ride (or run) the ridges at the 4th Annual Tour de Bland Bicycle Ride (and now 5k!)
~ October 10, 2015
The Tour de Bland is an annual road cycling ride and 5k run to support the fundraising efforts for the Relay For Life in Bland County, VA. This year there are four courses to choose from: a 15 miler, a 37 miler, a 73 miler, and (new this year!) The Bland Century. See our website at www.tourdebland.org for course maps more details.
The entire event is hosted by employees and friends of ABB's Dry-type Transformer factory located just a few blocks from the starting line. Our focus is on the enjoyment of everyone who participates in the event. We aim to make it fun and rewarding to support those who are supporting us. We are in our 4th year and we want to go BIG! We hope to double our rider participation and expand our support funds to more charities in the area. We can 't do it without riders like you. So sign up now!
The ride is not on a closed a course, but along open public highways through scenic areas in rural Bland County. Some of the roads have posted speed limits up to 55 MPH. A signed release is required for participation. Parents must give written permission for riders under 18.
The Tour de Bland is being conducted in conjunction with the 22nd Annual Bland County Festival of Leaves Celebration being held October 9 and 10 at the Bland County Fairgrounds which are adjacent to the Start/Finish Line. All proceeds from the bike ride go to benefit the American Cancer Society via the Bland County Relay for Life campaign. Total donations up to $10,000 will be matched by the ABB Foundation.
Event details and schedule
Stay tuned to www.tourdebland.org for parking, vendor, food. and all of the latest even details. Maps and instructions will be included in your registration packet.
On Site Registration begins @ 6:30 AM
All rides starts @ 8:00 AM
Runners go out @ 9:00 AM