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The 5th Annual Go Forward Together Ride to benefit the Forward Foundation is Saturday, October 5. 

Check-in begins 7:45AM

Ride begins 8:30AM

Ride Course Support ends 1:30PM 

Post-Ride Event continues until...


Join us for the end-of-cycling-season finale that embraces all aspects of cycling culture, bringing area cyclists together to assist the organization that assists single parents in Central Virginia.

The 30 or 50-mile ride will start and finish at Final Gravity Brewing Co., located at 6118 Lakeside Avenue in Richmond.  The route will take cyclists from Lakeside, through the beautiful Ashland, Virginia-area countryside with a rest stop in downtown Ashland.

Not participating in the ride?  No problem! 

The Afterparty has become as much fun as the ride itself with music, food trucks, vendors, games, giveaways and more.  

Final Gravity Brewing in Lakeside is the area’s most bike-friendly brewery and is the site of two organized rides every Sunday.  Once again, they will be brewing the official beer of the Go Forward Together Ride - the Go Forward Pilsner - with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the Forward Foundation.  And for those moved by the spirit of community engagement but not partaking in spirits, non-alcoholic options are available at this family-friendly event.  

Registration - $65.00



The Start/Finish Line will be located at Final Gravity Brewing Co. 6118 Lakeside Ave Richmond, VA 23228



50 Mile Route Map

50 Mile Turn by Turn Directions

30 Mile Route Map

30 Mile Turn by Turn Directions

Rest Stop - Town Hall Park in Ashland, VA. (approx. 15 miles from start) 



Box Lunch provided by:

Palani Drive box lunches for the first 100 adult registrations.  **You may also opt out of lunch, and have a 100% of your registration fee go towards the foundation.

Grand Prize:  Trek FX3
 sponsored by Blue Ridge Cyclery

"The Trek FX 3 is the finest for around town utility! A perfect match for anyone looking to get some cardio after a work day, commute to work, run errands, or try their hand at completing the entirety of the Capital Trail! A high-quality aluminum frame is paired with a carbon fiber fork that softens road vibration and improves handling.  A wide gear range helps you climb to the coolest spots in Church Hill, and hydraulic disc brakes ensure you can stop on a dime as you descend the Shockoe Slip to the River Walk! Frame mounts are plentiful and ensure all your water bottles, cargo racks, and even a kickstand can be bolted directly to the bike. Go ahead, try it! You'll love it!"    (retail value $1000)

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Secure a refreshing bottle and you will also secure a future vote for grant support for the Forward Foundation!


Your $6 bottle purchase equals $2 donation to Forward Foundation.


Buy a bottle, get it at the ride, and cast your ballot for Forward Foundation at the next Richmond Water vote.

Order your bottle and learn more about the votes being cast at Richmond Water here.

Limited edition of signed prints for purchase 

a fundraiser for our 2023 Go Forward Together Ride

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"At our GO FORWARD TOGETHER ride this past October we had riders from all over the Richmond area gather for not only a day of bike riding, but also one of community, togetherness, and love as all participants supported our mission of aiding single parents!  


As a kid, I loved riding bikes with my friends, as there is just something about a pack of riders on the open road! The countryside, light streaming through the trees, team Forward Foundation shirts and awareness of the cause all make for an incredible day and a powerful event!


I used Leroy Neiman as the inspiration for the style of painting, vivid colors and an abstract vagueness to the details. I mixed a mosaic block color style in the trees to create a canvas that engages your mind and creativity to piece the image together and evoke memories of bike rides in the past."

- Scott Tilghman, Artist

This limited edition print is $100 in advance & $125 at our event. 

To reserve a print, email:


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