Culpeper Cycling Rides Forum

Rapha x VeloConcepts Day in Hell Ride

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… all for free!

So,… do you have what it takes to complete the Rapha “Day in Hell” ride? We have routes offered (Advanced & Intermediate). 73 miles, 5700’ or 53 miles 4300’ both 40% gravel. Ride anytime April 10 or 11.

We will be offering sag supported routes on Sunday, April 11. But will have aroad option for those not wanting to take on the gravel sectors (details to follow).

All riders that complete the “less traveled: routes will receive a completion gift, compliments of Rapha.

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.

After the ride reward yourself with a Belgian beer, and we will offer comfy place to watch the replay of the racing.