UCI Road World Championships Opening Ceremony
UCI Road World Cycling Championships Opening Ceremony Friday, September 18th, 6:30-8pm on Brown’s Island featuring The Richmond Symphony in concert and Rayvon Owen performing the National Anthem, special guests, UCI President, a parade of nation flags gates, and riders from the Richmond CyclingCorp will open at 5:30pm. Concert is free but tickets are required. Click here for tickets info. Click here for our complete guide — and coverage of the UCI Road World Cycling Championships
UCI Road World Championships events: Plunky & Oneness with special Guest DJ Danja Mowf, Saturday, September 19th, at the Canal Club, 17th & Cary Street, Shockoe Bottom, doors open 9pm. Advance tickets $12, for more information call 804-397-9099.
Cycling-Themed Displays and Exhibits in the Richmond area:
- The Valentine Museum – In Gear: Richmond Cycles, a take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, look for special extended hours nightly during the cycling event. Extended hours from September 19-26, Monday – Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday Noon-8 p.m. Sally Bell’s Kitchen will serve lunch in the Valentine Garden Monday-Friday, 11 am-2 pm. We are offering daily City Center Walks and Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery tours daily as well. For more details visit http://thevalentine.org/#.
- Science Museum of Virginia – Bikes: Science on Two Wheels through September 27th. Discover a collection of historic, rare, peculiar and all-around amazing bikes! Since its inception in the late 19th century, the bicycle has impacted how people live, work and play. Trace the evolution of the bicycle from its origins to the sleek, modern designs that line streets around the world. For more details visit http://www.smv.org/explore/featured-exhibits/bikes-science-two-wheels.
- Virginia War Memorial – World War II Women’s Army Corps Bicycle, A bicycle specifically designed for members of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) during World War II is now on display at the Virginia War Memorial’s Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center in downtown Richmond. The bicycle is on loan from the U.S. Army Women’s Museum at Fort Lee, Virginia through September 31st to coincide with the upcoming Richmond 2015 UCI World Cycling Championship taking place September 19-27 in the Richmond area. For more details visit http://www.vawarmemorial.org.
- The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design – Balance in Motion: The Evolution of Cycling in America through October 18th, 2501 Monument Avenue. Discover the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition with an international bike display which sparked the first U.S. bicycle factory, learn how bikes changed to give a man and a women rider shared control and trace the evolution of today’s bikes from the first successful titanium bike to today’s popular touring bicycles.” For more information visit http://www.branchmuseum.org.
- The Gallery at UNOS, 700 North 4th Street – Bike 2015: Richmond Wheels featuring work by Andras Bality, Matt Lively, Greig Leach )official artist of 2015 UCI Worlds), September 11 – October 31. Opening reception Friday, September 11th 5 – 7:30pm. Hours 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday, UCI extended hours September 25 until 7pm, 11am – 7pm September 26th & 27th. For more information visit http://www.unos.org or call 804-782-4630.
- Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden welcomes the UCI Road World Cycling Championships to Richmond, and celebrates with extended hours till 8 p.m. on weeknights September 21 – 25. UCI Road World Championships Sunday, September 20. The Garden is the start venue for the elite men’s and women’s team time trial events. Free admission to the Garden on this day (only). Evenings in the Garden during UCI Road World Championships in Richmond Monday, September 21 – Friday, September 25 (Weeknights Only). Extended hours till 8pm, Leashed pets allowed on the evening of Thursday, September 24, Regular Garden admission. Activities will be in the gardens adjacent to Bloemendaal House, a structure which was one of the first bicycling clubs in Richmond. An exhibit detailing the history of the property as the Lakeside Wheel Club and Richmond’s early cycling history is included in admission. Lewis Ginter -1800 Lakeside Avenue, Henrico, for more details visit http://www.lewisginter.org and the UCI Road World Cycling Championships visit Richmond2015.com.
Other Local Events:
Walk Now for Autism Speaks, Saturday, September 19, at Richmond International Raceway, Walk and help raise funds to support vital research and top-quality programs that are changing the future for those who struggle with autism. Registration and Resource start at 8:30am, Walk starts at 10am, get more details at: http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1132048#sthash.4Dav87IG.dpuf.
Richmond 2015 at Kings Dominion, Wednesday, September 23rd, from 1 - 3:35pm, Men’s Elite Individual Time Trial will begin their “race of truth” 20 miles north of Richmond at Kings Dominion, in Hanover County. Racers will then speed past Meadow Event Park, home to the State Fair of Virginia and birthplace of thoroughbred racing legend Secretariat. Racers will head south on long, open straights past the Hanover County Courthouse, the third oldest courthouse still in use in the U.S. and dating back to about 1740. Long hills on Brook and Wilkinson roads bring the racers back into the city through Virginia Union University before turning into downtown. Nearly half the turns of the entire route fall within the closing kilometers, the second to last of which is onto the 300-meter-long climb up Governor Street. At the top, riders turn left and finally face a false flat 680 meters to the finish. For more information about Richmond 2015 t kings Dominion visit https://www.kingsdominion.com/events/things-to-do/special-events/UCI-Road-World-Championships or visit http://richmond2015.com/.
11th Annual St. Benedict Oktoberfest at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 300 North Sheppard Street, September 18- 20, Friday, 4pm - 11pm, Saturday 11am - 11pm & Sunday 12pm - 6pm, entertainment, music and dancing, German and local breweries, wineries, German cuisine, platters, sandwiches, pretzels, desserts, vendors and activities for all ages. For details visit http://www.stbenedictoktoberfest.com/index.html.
Amelia County Fair continues through September 20th, fireworks Friday night 9pm, hosted by the Amelia County Fair Association, at the Amelia County Fairgrounds Joe H. Paulette Memorial Park, 16501 Five Forks Road, Amelia. Fair hours Friday and Saturday, 11am - 11pm, Sunday noon - 8pm, tickets for seniors 70 & up and children under 5 - free, adults 13-69, $5, children 5 -12, $4. More details visit http://www.ameliacountyfair.com.
Field Day Of The Past, September 18 - 20, gates open at 8am each day, hosted by the Rockville-Centerville Steam and Gas Historical Association . Field Day offers Historic displays, buildings, demonstrations and re-enactments, Tractor and Truck Pulls, Small Engine Displays "Living History" exhibits for antique machinery including a sawmill, broom handle making machine, Arts and Crafts Vendors and a Flea Market, Antique and Modern Construction Equipment, Heritage Craft Area, Sorghum Molasses making, Carnival Rides, Animal Exhibits and Equestrian Events. The Field Day of the Past show grounds are located at the intersection of Rout 623 (Ashland Road) and Route 622 in Goochland County, Off I-64, exit #172 (Rockville Manakin) south. Grounds are located 1/8 mile from the interstate. Follow the signs. Parking is available in the lot located on Route 622 across from the main Pedestrian Gate. Over flow parking will be available Saturday Only, on Route 250 Broad Street. Message Boards will direct traffic to parking lot. For details visit http://www.fielddayofthepast.net/ or call 804-741-8468.
Glen Allen Day at Meadow Farm Museum, Saturday, September 19, 9:30am-3pm. Free and open to All ages. Hosted by The Glen Allen Ruritan Club in association with Henrico Recreation and Parks, one of Henrico County’s largest outdoor festivals. A parade steps off Mountain Road at 9:30am, with activities in the park to include balloon animals by Miss Sheri the Clown, a petting zoo, airbrush designs, arts, crafts, business fair, and local musicians on two stages. Concessions will be available for purchase. For details visit http://www.glenallenday.org or call the Glen Allen Ruritan hotline at 804-257-9605.
The Color Run, Saturday, September 19th, 7:30am – 10am, at Richmond International Raceway. This event is also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Parking opens at 7:30 am and is complimentary in Lot D through Gate 4 (Laburnum Ave.) and 6 (Carolina Ave.) at Richmond International Raceway. Carpooling is highly encourage. Expect backups on Laburnum Avenue. Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Avenue, more details at http://thecolorrun.com/richmond/.
St. Joseph's Hispanic Heritage Festival, Saturday, September 19, 11am - 7pm, at St. Joseph Church, 151 West Washington Street, Petersburg. Food, music, dancing, spirits and live band, bring a lawn chair, Tickets $15, for more details visit http://www.petersburgvachamber.com/calendar-of-events/