For me, the standout is the Beast of the East, the Old Dominion
, which takes place in Orkney Springs, VA in mid-June. This AERC ride offers 25, 55, and 100 mile distances.
Other AERC rides in VA include No Frills
, which is in Star Tannery, VA in the end of April. It offers 30 and 55 mile distances. Virginia Highlands Challenge
, which is at the end of August (though hasn't hit the official calendar for this year yet), happens over 2 days in Ivanhoe, VA. It offers 30 and 50 distances both days. In October is Fort Valley
, which takes place over 2 days in Fort Valley, VA. It offers 30 and 50 miles distances both days.
I have not had the pleasure of riding AERC events in TN, KY, or NC yet, but I know they definitely have them. Check out the AERC calendar
for the current rides (but know rides are still being added, so the list may not be complete right now).