Fri, May 4 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Contact Name:
Linda Coppinger
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Richmond to Williamsburg on the Virginia Capital Trail

Each year the Governor officially proclaims “May is Bike Month” in Virginia.   Be a part of the celebration as we receive the Proclamation in Richmond at Capitol Square and carry it back to Williamsburg by bicycle! Governor Ralph Northam's Proclamation will then be presented to our local elected officials during the month of May. The Proclamation Ride is organized by BikeWalk Williamsburg (501-c-3) working to create a biking and walking friendly community for everyone.


When The May Is Bike Month Proclamation Ride is Friday, May 4th
Where Bike from the Bell Tower at the SW corner of Capitol Square in Richmond (intersection of Ninth and Franklin Street) to Williamsburg on the Virginia Capital Trail.
Distance 52 Miles from the Bell Tower to Mile 0.0 of the VCT at the Jamestown kiosk. Shorter distances available by prior arrangement. The Proclamation Ride will have limited SAG Support. Interactive map of the VCT at
Logistics Meet NLT 8:00 AM at the Jamestown Settlement Parking Lot opposite the kiosk at Mile Marker 0.0. Departure at 8:15 AM by vans shuttling cyclists and truck transporting bikes (moving blankets will cover each bike). Arrival at the Capitol at 9:30 AM with presentation of the Proclamation at 10:00 AM.
Cost $10 per person for both cyclist and bike shuttle transportation to Richmond. Payable at the door.
Lunch Lunch and snacks are the responsibility of each cyclist. Cul’s Courthouse Grill at the Charles City County Courthouse (mile 30) is ready to refuel our energy. A variety of wraps, chicken salad sandwiches, and other delicious choices will be waiting for us.
Reservations Cyclists riding the van shuttle must RSVP by April 30. Limited space - first come, first serve. Reserve by email or phone Linda Coppinger, or phone 757-220-3160.


Location information

Bell Tower

United States
23219 Richmond
North 9th Street 101

Start point for the May is Bike Month Proclamation Ride

Jamestown Settlement

United States
23185 Jamestown
Colonial Parkway

At the Jamestown end parking is available in the Jamestown Settlement parking lot.


Williamsburg Area Bicyclists Calendar

In addition to the rides listed on the above calendar, the Williamsburg Area Bicyclists (WAB) also offers regular weekly recurring rides as shown below:


Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Ride Charles City County Ride Surry County Rides Upper James City County Rides Sunset Rides Friday Friends Rides
Start Point Charles City Courthouse Surry County Gov't Center Varies - See WAB Calendar Billsburg Brewery Williamsburg Community Chapel
Start Time 9 AM 9 AM 9 AM 6 PM 9 AM
Paces Normally C (12-14 mph) and B (14-16 mph) Normally C (12-14 mph) and B (14-16 mph) Normally C (12-14 mph) and B (14-16 mph) Normally C (12-14 mph) and B+ (16-18 mph) Normally D (10-12 mph), C (12-14 mph) and B (14-16 mph)


Check the WAB Ride Calendar for complete up-to-date information.  Visitors are welcome!