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Open Door Cafe650 W. Main Street Wytheville, VA 24382
Come join us in celebration of the epic Fast and the Fiorini, (named in memory of our great local cycling supporter, Ian Fiorini), on Saturday, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020. Formerly known as the Big Pencil to Big Walker, this ride begins 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 . We've moved the start/finish down Main Street to our new social enterprise, the Open Door Cafe at 650 West Main Street.
We're stoked to offer a pre-ride meal and rendezvous at our downtown partner, Seven Sisters Brewery, located at 355 East Main Street, Wytheville. We'll serve a super tasty Bowl menu for those who want to drop by from 5:00 until 7:30 pm on Friday, SEPTEMBER 25th, where you can also pick up your registration packet and jersey. We're offering this meal - beer is extra :) - for an additional $10 purchase.
We'll also have something special for the post ride recovery at Open Door Cafe, including adult beverages and live entertainment!
Come ride, climb and enjoy our scenery and all the small-town charm Wytheville has to offer, including our recently renovated Main Street.
Thanks to the generous support of our major sponsors, we are again offering a custom designed cycling jersey for registrants for our ride. Please sign up now, and let your cycling buddies know as well. Starlight Apparel in Roanoke designs our classic jerseys! Check out the 2020 jersey design (red-white-blue) in our photo array!
Proceeds of the Fast and Fiorini, 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.
Event details and schedule
**PRE-REGISTRATION PRICE WITH JERSEY OF $65 AND WITHOUT JERSEY OF $30 THROUGH FRIDAY, SEPEMBER 25, 2020, WHEN ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS.** Registration after that date increases to $75 with jersey and $40 without jersey until day of ride.
On-site registration on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020, beginning at 6:00 a.m. We can take credit cards on the day of the ride, in addition to cash and checks.
Ride begins and finishes in downtown Wytheville, at our new Open Door Cafe, at 650 West Main Street, Wytheville.
Ride starts at 7:30 a.m. Packets can be picked up at the Friday night pre-meal event at Seven Sisters Brewery from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m., located at 355 East Main Street, Wytheville. After that, they will be available starting at 6:00 am at the Open Door Cafe.
We offer three distinct versions of the F&F. The One Climb route is a 32 mile round trip from town to the top of Big Walker Mountain and back.
The Two Climb route is a 44 mile version, to Big Walker, down the north side of the mountain with a scenic loop and climb back to the top, finshing in town.
And the Three Climb is nearly a metric century, or 59+ miles, of three climbs, and two loops through Bland County.
We also offer a 17 mile ride with no climbs.
No refunds for inclement weather conditions. **RAIN OR SHINE**
Refreshments at rest areas and end of ride.
Parking available at HOPE's office, at 680 West Main Street, and at a church parking lot across Main Street.