Massey: Amy’s Army plans guided garden cycling tour

Amy’s Army, a group dedicated to raising $100,000 toward cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center, announces “Pedal through Petals: a guided cycling tour of Richmond’s gardens.” The event will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 30.

This unique event showcases the city of Richmond’s most beautiful neighborhoods and gardens, and will raise funds for VCU Massey Cancer Center, which conducts important cancer research in Richmond.

The tour will begin in Byrd Park near Maymont, and will wind through Windsor Farms, near West End and the Fan. Because Lewis Ginter is the start of several of this fall’s World Cycling competitions, this group also will follow a portion of the course that the elites will ride this fall in the Northside of Richmond.

During this tour, riders will have the opportunity to tour some of Richmond’s finest gardens, including the gardens of The Virginia House (next to Agecroft) and several private gardens that are normally not available for viewing by the public. A guide will be on hand to tell participants some tidbits about the architecture, history and horticulture they will see.

After the guided tour, participants are invited to join the group back in Byrd Park for a glass of craft beer and some food, and participate in a raffle drawing. Raffle prizes include several  bikes, a professional bike fit, cycling kits and gear, memberships and admissions to Lewis Ginter, Maymont and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, garden gear and more.

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