The 2019 Cap2Cap ride is in the books. I rode with my brother Jeff, and we had good weather after rain threatened to dampen the event all week. It was overcast and cool with temps hovering around 70 degrees, prefect riding weather. I haven’t checked the total number of participants, but there were over 800 riders in our 52-mile group alone. There were other options: 100 miles and 23 miles as well as a family fun ride. The proceeds went to support the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation. The Capital Trail is a 52-miles multi-use paved path that runs from Richmond to Williamsburg.

We ended up riding only 47.6 of the full 52 miles. It seems we missed a turn that would have added the additional 4.4 miles. We were hooked up with a paceline of riders who had taken a wrong turn earlier in the ride and were adjusting their ride accordingly. Oh well. Close enough. We had a great ride and it was perfect training material for the MS Ride coming up the first weekend in June. I’ll be back next year, of course.

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