On October 10th, 2020 (New Date!), cyclists will ride from 10 to 100 miles through Northern Virginia's suburban streets, rural backroads, and along the W&OD rail trail as they complete the 2019 Lime Connect Century Ride. This year we've set the ride earlier in the season so we may take advantage of the beautiful fall foliage. The ride will start and finish at ride sponsor, The Bike Lane, which is located at 11150 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, VA 20190.
Click here to view course descriptions, maps, elevation profiles, and GPS tracks.
Registration / Fees
Early Bird Online Registration
Wednesday, January 15th – Wednesday, April 15th (@11:59pm EST)
- Century Ride: $120
- Metric Century: $80
- 30 Mile: $60
- 10 Mile: $25
Regular Online Registration
Thursday, April 16th - Sunday, September 13th (@11:59pm EST)
- Century Ride: $135
- Metric Century: $95
- 30 Mile: $75
- 10 Mile: $25
Late Online Registration
Monday, September 14th – Friday, October 9th (@9:00am EST)
- Century Ride: $150
- Metric Century: $110
- 30 Mile: $90
- 10 Mile: $25
Ride Weekend Registration
Onsite (Friday 10/9 and Saturday, 10/10)
- Century Ride: $165
- Metric Century: $125
- 30 Mile: $105
- 10 Mile: $25
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 9th
- 4pm-7pm – Check-In / Packet Pick-Up (at The Bike Lane Reston)
Saturday, October 10th
- 7am - Check-in / packet pick-up opens
- 7:15am-8:00am - Century (102 miles) start window
- 8:00am-8:30am - Metric Century (66 miles) start window
- 11am-12pm - 30-Mile start window
- 12pm - 10-Mile start time
- 12:15pm - riders start arriving at the finish
- 12:15pm-5:00pm - Post-ride celebration. Enjoy food and beverages, massages and giveaways
Blocks of rooms have been reserved at our host hotels, the Westin Reston Heights and the Hyatt Regency Reston. Rooms are limited so book early to benefit from the special rates.
The Westin Reston Heights
11750 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA, 2019
The Hyatt Regency
1800 Presidents St
Reston, VA, 20190
Bike Assembly / Rentals
The Bike Lane is offering a bike assembly service at their Reston location for participants who are interested in shipping their bikes directly to the location to be assembled and tuned before the event. Discounted bike rental services are also available. Click here for more information.
Start/Finish and Staging Area
The staging area will be located in the parking lot of The Bike Lane at 11150 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, VA, 20190. On the day of the event, the staging area will serve as the hub of most non-riding activities. All courses will start and finish on the W&OD, which is adjacent to the staging area.
The Bike Lane is located two blocks from the Reston Weihle Ave Metro Station on the Silver line. Parking will be available (see below).
Check-In and Packet Pick-Up
Check-in and packet pick-up will take place at The Bike Lane (see schedule above) in the large tent in the staging area. At check-in, athletes will receive their ride packet which will include their bike numbers, a t-shirt, and giveaway items. Athletes are encouraged to show up at least 30 minutes before their start time as it takes time to park, check-in, use the restroom, and warm up. Athletes must check-in at least 15 minutes before the close of their start window.
Free parking will be available. Stay tuned for more details!
Bike racks will be available in a fenced and secure location within the staging area. This area will be monitored for security and a valet/check system will be used.
Bag/key check will be available in a secure location within the staging area. This area will be monitored for security and a check system will be used.
Course Flow and Rules
The Lime Connect Century Ride is an open-road ride. Police and course marshals will monitor many of the intersections along the course but the roads along the course will remain open to vehicular traffic. Riders must abide by local traffic laws. Bicycle helmets are required.
Following the Course
There are several ways that riders will be able to follow the courses (10-Mile, 30-Mile, Metric Century, Century). The courses will be marked at intersections with signage. Police and volunteer course marshals will monitor many intersections and guide riders throughout the course. All riders will be provided with written cue sheets, which has turn by turn directions, and the link to the GPS course download, which can be used with the 'ridewithgps' app on their phone.
Aid stations stocked with water, Gatorade, and sugary/salty snacks will be positioned every 15-20 miles along the course. First aid services and basic mechanical support will be available at all aid stations. Restrooms or porta-johns will be available at all aid stations. The Century riders will have five opportunities for aid, the Metric Century riders will have three opportunities for aid, the 30-Mile riders will have two opportunities for aid.
SAG (Support and Gear)
Athletes will also be supported with SAG (Support and Gear) vehicles along the course. Each SAG will offer basic first aid and basic mechanical support to athletes. SAGs will also transport athletes that miss cut off times. Additionally, three SAG teams will travel on bike along the W&OD.
Water and Gatorade will be available after the ride. Coyote Grille of Fairfax, VA will supply the post-ride meal. Food will be available to riders and volunteers free of charge. Spectators may purchase food.
Post-ride beer will be made available to participants and spectators over 21 years of age. Each registered rider over 21 years of age may receive two complimentary drink tickets.
There are two facilities close by where athletes can take post-ride showers. Life Time Athletic, located at 1757 Business Center Drive, Reston, VA is right around the corner from the staging area and has a beautiful facility. Their day rate is $35. Or, for a day rate of $10-$15, the Reston Community Center indoor pool at Hunters Woods is only 2.6 miles away. Their address is 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA 20191.
Recovery / Massage / First Aid
Stop by the massage tent after the event to take advantage of free massage services. Stop by the massage tent after the event to take advantage of free massage services.