Date & Location
June 3 - 4, 2023
DoubleTree Hotel, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Varina High School, 7053 Messer Road, Henrico, VA 23231
- 7:30 AM Saturday Start Lines in Richmond & Williamsburg
- 7 AM Sunday Start Line in Williamsburg
- Richmond: 75 or 100 miles each day
- Williamsburg: 33 or 62 miles on Saturday, 44 or 70 miles on Sunday
See Routes & Maps below for more details.
Fundraising Minimum: $300
Age Minimum: 18 (15 - 17 with approval)
Saturday, June 3: Richmond (Varina High School)
- 6:30 AM - Registration, luggage drop off & grab-and-go breakfast opens at the start line area
- 7:15 AM - 15-minute warning: cyclists start lining up in wave according to pace
- 7:30 AM - Welcome & announcements
- 7:35 AM - Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads STARTS! All cyclists must be on route by 8 AM
Lunch will be served on the route at the Charles City Ruritan Club
Saturday, June 3: Williamsburg (DoubleTree Hotel)
- 6:30 AM - Registration & grab-and-go breakfast at the start line area
- 7:15 AM - 15-minute warning: cyclists start lining up according to pace
- 7:30 AM - Welcome & announcements
- 7:35 AM - Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads STARTS! (62 mile route)
Lunch will be served on the 62 mile route at the Charles City Ruritan Club
- 8:00 AM - 33 mile route starts! All cyclists must be on route by 8:15 AM
Cyclists on the 33 mile route will be served lunch at the finish line
- 10:00 AM - Team Village opens
- 11:00 AM - Beer tent and bike corral opens
- 12:00 PM - Club 50/Passport/I Ride with MS massages begin
- 12:30 PM - Shuttle service begins to overflow hotels (pick up is at the hotel’s main entrance)
- 4:00 PM - DoubleTree Hotel check-in available
- 4:30 PM - Bike MS Route closes - all cyclists must be sagged in
- 4:30 PM - VIP Cocktail Reception begins
- 5:30 PM - Dinner buffet opens in the Presidents’ Ballroom, beer service ends
- 5:30 PM - Shuttle service pauses for dinner & program
- 6:00 PM - Bike MS Evening Celebration
- 7:00 PM - Shuttle service resumes to overflow hotels
- 7:30 PM - Last shuttle to overflow hotels departs
Sunday, June 4: Williamsburg Start/Finish Line
- 5:45 AM - Shuttle service begins to overflow hotels
- 6:00 AM - Breakfast available in the Presidents’ Ballroom
- 6:30 AM - DJ wakes up the Team Tent Village
- 6:45 AM - Breakfast service concludes
- 6:45 AM - 15 minute warning: cyclists start lining up according to pace
- 7:00 AM - Welcome & announcements
- 7:05 AM - Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads Day 2 STARTS!
Cyclists depart in waves. All cyclists must be on route by 7:30 AM.
- 10:00 AM - Finish line festivities begin
- 10:00 AM - Food truck service begins
- 3:30 PM - Food truck closes
- 3:30 PM - Bike MS Route closes – all cyclists must be sagged in
Sunday, June 4: Richmond Finish Line
- 10:00 AM - Finish Line festivities begin
- 11:00 AM - Food truck service begins
- 4:00 PM - Food truck closes
- 4:00 PM - Bike MS Route closes – all cyclists must be sagged in
- 5:00 PM - Finish line festivities end
We have route options for every level of cyclist, ranging from 33 to 100 miles. This fully supported 1 or 2-day ride includes rest stops and mobile support, a top fundraiser reception, and an evening celebration with a dinner buffet.
2 Day Ride
1 Day Ride (Out & Back, Saturday only)
From Richmond: Cyclists will start from Varina High School in Henrico, VA, and head to the paved, traffic free Virginia Capital Trail. With options of 75 or 100 miles*, everyone will finish at the DoubleTree Williamsburg where all cyclists are invited to join our celebration and dinner program Saturday evening.
Sunday’s routes (75 and 100 miles*) will take cyclists back to Richmond for the finish line celebration at Varina High School.**
New This Year!
From Williamsburg: On Saturday, cyclists will start from the DoubleTree Williamsburg for an out-and back ride. The first 11 miles are on the road, then cyclists will hop on the paved, traffic free Virginia Capital Trail to ride to Chickahominy Riverfront Park (33 mile route*) or Charles City Courthouse (62 mile route*) before returning to the DoubleTree. All cyclists are invited to join the celebration and dinner program at the DoubleTree Saturday evening.
Sunday’s routes will leave the DoubleTree Williamsburg and travel north to York River State Park. After cycling either 44 or 70 miles*, return to the DoubleTree for the finish line celebration!
*All routes are subject to change.
**If you plan to ride only one day of the Richmond 2-day route option, you will be responsible for your own transportation back to your start. No shuttle service will be provided.
1 Day Ride (Saturday only)
Cyclists begin at the DoubleTree Williamsburg. The first 11 miles of this out-and-back are on the road, but then cyclists will hop on the paved, traffic free Virginia Capital Trail to ride to Chickahominy Riverfront Park (33 mile route) or Charles City Courthouse (62 mile route) before returning to the DoubleTree. All cyclists are invited to join the celebration and dinner program at the DoubleTree Saturday evening.*
*All routes subject to change. One day cyclists have the option to turn around at any point if they’d like to ride less than 33 miles.
Support Along the Route
- Route Markings We make every effort to ensure you won't get lost. Routes will be clearly marked with directional signs, including on straightaways, so you will know you're riding in the right direction.
- Route Closing Bike MS routes will close at the following times:
- All Saturday routes close at 4:30 PM (Richmond & Williamsburg)
- Richmond routes close at 4:00 PM Sunday
- Williamsburg routes close at 3:30 PM Sunday
- We will make every effort to work with you to complete the ride. All cyclists on the road after closing time must take a SAG to the finish line.
- SAG Vehicles Just can't push another pedal, or just need a ride to the next stop? These trucks & SUVs rove the route and rest stops. Call the number on your wristband and look for the first SAG to come your way. Give the thumbs-down signal if you want to be picked up and you and your bike will be transported.
NOTE: The trip to the finish line is not always direct. Be patient as we pick up other cyclists in need. If you only want a ride to the next rest stop, let the driver know. Always remember to thank your driver, who is volunteering his or her time for the weekend to support you.
- Personal SAG Vehicles PROHIBITED Personal SAG vehicles are not permitted on the route. Please understand our need to cut down on vehicular traffic for YOUR SAFETY.
Bicycle tagalongs, trailers and carriers are not allowed on the route.
- Mechanical Support Get your bike inspected prior to ride weekend to identify major issues. Sponsoring Bike Shops will provide minor repairs on the road and on rest stops ride weekend.
- Mechanical Problems: If you encounter a mechanical problem while riding and need assistance, move completely off the road and call the number on your wristband for assistance.
Virtual Logistics Meeting
Please join us for our Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads Virtual Logistics Meeting. We’ll review all things Colonial Crossroads, from what to pack to when we’ll eat! This is a great opportunity to get an idea of what to expect ride weekend. We’ll have time for Q&A, so please bring any questions you have.
If you missed our May 10th Logistics Meeting, you can watch the recording here:
Congrats to our Fundraising Week Winners!
Each fundraising week provides two opportunities to win, one for teams and one for individuals. Teams and individuals who raise the most funds online during the fundraising week will win prizes to enhance their Bike MS weekend experience while raising the critical funds to END MS FOREVER.
- 2-14 members (highest amount of team fundraising online during fundraising week)
- 15+ team members (highest amount of team fundraising online during fundraising week)
- Individual (highest amount of fundraising online during fundraising week)
Cyclists and teams, it's time to make a big move! The teams and cyclist who raises the most during these weeks will win an exclusive prizes and event weekend experiences.
Congrats to our Fundraising Week winners!
Fundraising Week #1: March 27, 2023 - April 2, 2023
- Small Team (2-14 members): MiSsion Possible
- Large Team (15+ members): Pedalin’ with GP
- Individual: Laurie Gallup
Fundraising Week #2: April 24, 2023 – April 30, 2023
You raised an incredible grand total of $101,187 during our second Fundraising Week!
- Large Team (15+): CMA CGM Cycling Team with $22,365 with 21 teammates (almost DOUBLE their 2022 Fundraising Week 2 total!)
- Small Team (2-14): CBS-6 with $17,121 raised with 14 teammates
- Individual: Eric Lee raising $10,621 during the week
- Bonus Team Prize: MiSsion Possible raised $4,766 with 7 team members, averaging $680.86 per rider
- Bonus Weekend Winner: Bill Fitzgerald raising $5,400 of his $6,350 from Friday to Sunday!
General packet pick-up details
Your Bike MS packet contains important items including your rider bib, event details and sponsor giveaways. In order to pick up your packet, you must meet the $300 fundraising minimum and have a completed waiver on file. If you registered online, then you completed a waiver during the registration process.
In-Person Packet Pick-Up
Packets may be picked up at any of the early packet pick-up locations listed below or one hour before the start of the ride. Qualified participants may also pick up a top fundraiser jersey. As a reminder, you must meet the $300 fundraising minimum to pick up your packet.
Wednesday, May 31: Richmond
10 AM – 6 PM
National MS Society Office
4200 Innslake Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Wednesday, May 31: Virginia Beach
5PM – 7 PM
The Casual Pint
33380 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Friday, June 2: Richmond
4PM – 7 PM
Triple Crossing Beer – Fulton
5203 Hatcher Street
Richmond, VA 23231
Friday, June 2: Williamsburg
4PM – 7 PM
The Virginia Beer Company
401 2nd Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Meal tickets to family or friends not riding or volunteering in our event. Include Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast
Richmond – Friday Night, June 2nd
DoubleTree Richmond Airport (445 International Center Dr. Sandston, VA 23150)
- 15-minute drive from the Richmond Start Line at Varina HS
- Group rate: $145++
- Reserve by phone: 866-568-0896, mention Group Code NMS
- Reserve online: www.richmondairport.doubletreebyhilton.com, enter NMS under Group Code
Williamsburg Host Hotel – Friday & Saturday nights, June 2nd & 3rd
Williamsburg DoubleTree (50 Kingsmill Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23185)
- Saturday & Sunday Start/Finish Line for Williamsburg Routes
- Saturday Finish & Sunday Start Line for Richmond Routes
The room block at the DoubleTree Williamsburg is now full. Additional rooms are available at our partner hotels, listed below.
Williamsburg Partner Hotels – Friday & Saturday nights, June 2nd & 3rd
(shuttle service provided)
Courtyard Marriott Williamsburg Busch Gardens (470 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, VA 23185)
- Group rate: $249++, reservations must be made by May 12th
- Reserve by phone: 800-321-2211, mention Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads 2023
- Reserve online
Hampton Inn & Suites (718 Bypass Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185)
- Group rate: $209++, reservations must be made by May 15th
- Reserve by phone: 877-461-1402, mention MS Society
- Reserve online
Prefer to camp?
We recommend Chickahominy Riverfront Park - please note shuttle service is NOT provided.
1350 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Reserve by phone: 757-258-5020
Richmond Start Line:
There will be plenty of parking at Varina High School.
Luggage: Each cyclist will receive two luggage tags pre-printed with rider number in your rider packet. These will help identify your luggage. Pop-up tents count as one piece of luggage. Drop off your banded luggage at the UPS package trucks stationed in the parking area. You will be able to pick up your luggage in Williamsburg at the DoubleTree Hotel.
Williamsburg Start Line:
Parking will be available at the Williamsburg DoubleTree Hotel and additional parking will be located at the office buildings across the street.
Bike MS is an extraordinary ride no matter where you are! Whether you have a flat tire or need a snack to help get you across the finish line, we’ve got you covered…
Each route includes fully-stocked rest stops every 10 to 12 miles with some of the best snacks and volunteers around. Relax, hydrate, use the restroom, re-apply sunscreen and enjoy the volunteers. Bike mechanics and support and gear (SAG) vehicles will also be on the route to assist you.
After the ride, we will have plenty of food at the finish line.