VeloConcepts is proud to announce a new bi-monthly clinic, Intro to Group Road Riding. Geared for the novice or new road rider, our free clinic will show you the finer points of learning to ride in a group.
In celebration of all those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice, VeloConcepts will be honoring our fallen heroes with some special events at the shop. The celebration kicks off at 10a on Monday, May 31 with a ride around the rolling hills of Culpeper. All are invited to stick around for a traditional BBQ lunch of hamburgers & hot dogs. We will also be running a special sale with great deals on awesome cycling gear.
In addition to our great sales, any active or prior military will receive an extra 10% off all purchases (some exclusions apply). So come down to VeloConcepts on Monday and join us for a great ride. The weather is finally back to normal and its going to be a great day to enjoy the fantastic weather.
On April 10th and 11th 2021, we’re joining forces with Rapha to bring you our version of Northern France to central Virginia. Inspired by the cobbles of the Queen of the Classics, we have translated the agony and ecstasy of Paris-Roubaix to routes you can ride from our shop, taking in the finest gravel and roads less traveled.
These routes are inspired by Roubaix but with a unique local flavor. From gruelling gravel sections, great climbs and views to delight
Taking place over the 10th and 11th of April, you may time your trip to Hell around your schedule and you may roll on or off the route at a place convenient to you. Simply ride one of our routes and then reward yourself with a Belgian beer, some frites and a comfy place to watch the replay of the racing.
VeloConcepts will offer two routes – an “advanced” version and an “intermediate” version. Completion of either route will be rewarded. Everyone who completes one of the specified routes will be given a limited edition A Day in Hell reward.
Things to Note
- These routes will include gravel, hard packed dirt and other mixed terrain. Please study the route of your choosing to prepare yourself for any tricky sections. Each route will recommend a suggested tire width, but it is up to you to be best prepared and ride at your own risk.
- Please make sure you are self-sufficient to fix any flats or other issues, as there will be no mechanical support during this ride.
- Please be considerate to others on narrow roads or paths. We’re all in this together.
- Please do not ride in groups which exceed Covid-19 restrictions.
- If you or anyone in your family have any symptoms of COVID-19, do not participate.
Sag Supported Route, Sunday 4/11
For those wishing to ride on Sunday. We will be offering sag support on the route during the day on Sunday. Small groups will begin rolling at around 10 am with an expected ride time around 4 – 5 hours for the Advanced route and 3-4 hours for the intermediate route. A sag vehicle will be stationed along various points of the route to assist with extra water & food.
Our in house cafe, 18 Grams Coffee Lab opens at 8 am on Sunday for pre-ride coffee & healthy starts.
The days are getting cooler, the leaves are beginning to fall and night is coming earlier so that only means one thing… Fall gravel season is here!! Yep, that’s right probably our favorite riding season since it gets us off the usual roads and onto the back, back roads, with lots of climbing (sometimes) a little bit dirty and a whole lotta fun.