Extra Rides


There are too many nice rides around Williamsburg to fit into three days, so we have put together six Extra Rides for those who arrive early and/or leave later. There are both remote and Williamsburg Woodland Hotel starts, including the Yorktown Battlefield and rides across the James River in Surry and Isle of Wight Counties. Ride lengths range from 12 to 47 miles. Each ride has a detailed map and cue sheet, plus a link to the RideWithGPS File. Rides are also listed on the RideWithGPS Event Page for the Eastern Tandem Rally. Printed map and cue sheets will be available at registration.

Williamsburg Rides – Hotel Start

Yorktown Rides – Hotel and Remote Starts

  • Yorktown + Battlefield – 37 Miles. This ride starts at the Hotel and takes Penniman Road and the Colonial Parkway to the Yorktown Visitor Center (1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690). The route then takes the scenic Tour Roads around the Yorktown Battlefield where the American Revolution was won. Following the battlefield tour, the route goes into Yorktown where you can have lunch at one of the six restaurants along the waterfront. The Yorktown Visitor Center and the Tour Roads require purchasing a ticket at the Visitor Center ($7 and good for 14 days, and also includes admission to the Jamestown Island Tour Roads) or having a National Park Service Senior Pass. It is a requirement of the National Park Service that cyclists ride single file on the Colonial Parkway. This rule is enforced and they do give out tickets. This ride has a total of 19.6 miles on the Colonial Parkway (compared with 7 miles on the Sunday rides) which has a rough concrete aggregate surface. Many cyclists will say that this is too many miles on the Colonial Parkway for a single ride – so be forewarned. The Colonial Parkway from Williamsburg to Yorktown is also a commuter route, and traffic is much heavier than between Williamsburg and Jamestown.
  • Yorktown Battlefield Loop – 12 Miles. This short Remote Start ride starts at the Yorktown Visitor Center (1000 Colonial Parkway, Yorktown, VA 23690) and takes the scenic Tour Roads around the Yorktown Battlefield where the American Revolution was won. The Yorktown Visitor Center and the Tour Roads require purchasing a ticket at the Visitor Center ($7 and good for 14 days, and also includes admission to Jamestown Island Tour Roads) or having a National Park Service Senior Pass. We suggest that you first tour the exhibits at the Yorktown Visitor Center and then ride the Tour Roads.

Surry County and Isle of Wight County Rides – Remote Start

If you have questions about the routes, email Reed at reednester@gmail.com.