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Virginia Capital Trail’s annual fundraising ride moves online

(WYDaily/courtesy Virginia Capital Trail Foundation)
(WYDaily/courtesy Virginia Capital Trail Foundation)

An annual fundraising bike ride is being moved online.

The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation’s Cap2Cap bike ride will take place virtually between Aug. 17 and 31, according to a news release from the foundation.

The 15th-annual event had previously been rescheduled to Aug. 22 due to concerns about the coronavirus.

The Dominion Energy Cap2Cap Virtual Ride will give riders the choice of when they ride and what route they take. Riders can also engage with other riders at pop-up rest stations, a virtual leaderboard and by sharing their photos with the hashtag #virtualcap2cap.

The Cap2Cap ride is the foundation’s primary annual fundraising event.

The Virginia Capital Trail is a 52-mile pedestrian trail stretching from Richmond to Williamsburg, providing vital bike and pedestrian infrastructure to the region.

“Our Cap2Cap Bike Ride is critical for allowing us to continue our mission in support of the Virginia Capital Trail, especially now as visitor usage continues to reach new highs. We are incredibly grateful for the unwavering support of our ride sponsors and the dedication of our participants as we make the necessary adjustment to shift the Cap2Cap ride to a virtual event,” said Cat Anthony, executive director of the Virginia Capital Trail. “We are excited to continue the Cap2Cap tradition, encouraging riders to achieve their goals and enjoy being active, while creating their own memorable Cap2Cap experience.”

Registrants will receive a Cap2Cap t-shirt, backpack and water bottle. Those who have already registered have the option to defer their registration to next year’s Cap2Cap, which is scheduled for May 8, 2021. They can also donate their registration fee to the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation.

More than 2,000 riders are expected to participate in the virtual Cap2Cap.

Anyone who plans to participate can read the virtual rider guide on the trail’s website.

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