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Tour de Madison 2017

Tour de Madison

May 18 2024
Madison, VA
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Distances: 20, 44, 65 miles
Difficulty: Gently rolling terrain with one or two short hills
Limited to: 500 or less Participants

Since 1988, road cyclists in Madison County Virginia and surrounding counties have gathered on the 3rd Saturday in May for a tour of Madison County.  Routes this year are 22, 44, and 65 miles (a metric century.) Between 300 and 400 riders now participate each year. The ride is sponsored by the Madison County Parks and Recreation Authority.

The 36th annual Tour de Madison will take place on May 18th, 2024, rain or shine, starting and finishing at Hoover Ridge Park, Fairgrounds Rd. Madison, VA.   

The Routes:

As in the past, we will offer three ride options.  NOTE:  Rest Stop and SAG support will end at 2:00PM.

A 65-mile ride with 3750 feet of climibing.  It will take cyclists all the way to the extreme southeast corner of Madison County at Uno and a dramatic and challenging loop from Criglersville to Etlan and back across the mountain to Syria.   Rest stops will be provided at Good Hope Baptist Church (at 7 and 18 miles), and at Criglersville School (at 41 and 54 miles).   There is a "rolling start" this year.  Those choosing the metric century can leave as soon as they check-in, from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM.  

The Intermediate Route—This is a beautiful and challenging 45-mile route with just under 2800 feet of climbing.  The first 27 miles shares the metric century route.  It will feature rest stops at Good Hope Church (at 7 & 18 miles) and Madison Church of the Brethren (at 35 miles).  There is a "rolling start" this year.  Those choosing the intermediate route will leave as soon as they check-in from 8:45-9:15 AM.  

The Family Route—By popular demand, we have moved the family ride back to the Criglersville, Banco, Syria area this year.  This route will be supported from 10am-1pm.  These cyclists will check-in at the old Criglersville School.   You will need to report to Hoover Ridge Park before 2 pm to get your post ride meal and enjoy the post ride festivities.The complete route is 20 miles and involves 995 feet of gentle climbing.  It involves a series of out and backs.  Turn around anytime you want if the climb gets too steep.  You can repeat as much or as little as you want to make the ride longer.

Registration and Fees:

Early Registration online only until May 4.  Online registration closes on May 12 at 5:00 pm.

The fee for Metric Century and Intermediate riders who register before May 4 is $45; after May 4 - $60.  For Family riders the fee is only $30 before May 4, after May 4 - $40. 

Online registration closes at 5 p.m. on May 12. There is no longer mail-in pre-registration.

On Site Registration:  none

No refunds will be given, though registrations may be transferred to another cyclist.

Ride will be held rain or shine.

Tour de Madison 2017

Start Located At: Hoover Ridge Park, Fairgrounds Rd. Madison, Virginia 22727
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7:30 am, 8:45am, 10:00am

Registration Fees

$30 for 20 mile ride and $45 for 45 and 65 milers thru May 4.

$40 and $60 from May 4 until day of ride.  


Cue sheets, well-marked roads, event-shirt, SAG support, well-stocked rest stops, and postride meal from two premier Madison food trucks.

Support for Participants
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
May 18 2024 - EVENT: Tour de Madison