October 7, 2023

COTU Pedal Cart Grand Prix

Ashland Brewery, Events
Racers, start your engines! Welcome to the inaugural COTU Pedal Cart Racing Grand Prix for charity taking place at Center of the Universe Brewing Co on Saturday, October 7th. Grab your friends and form a team or go solo to compete in this oversized big wheel race to glory. All donations benefit RABA’s Bikes for Kids by way of Richmond Raceway Cares 🏁
A $5 donation is suggested per race and racer. All proceeds benefit RABA’s Bikes for Kids via the Richmond Raceway Cares Foundation.
  • Racers, aged 10+, are welcome to head to the brewery and race their friends, family, or complete strangers on a quick 2-lap course in the parking lot. Show up any time between 1pm and 5pm to add your name to the wait list. Winners receive bragging rights!
  • Pedal carts are provide for all racers.
  • Bike helmets are not provided or required, but reccomended.
  • All participants are required to show an ID and sign a waiver prior to racing. All under 18 racers will require a guardian waiver signature and ID prior to racing.
  • Racers will be on the track on a first come first served basis.
  • Children aged 10 – 17 will only race against those in that age group.
  • Any unauthorized or dangerous behavior on the course will result in removal from the track.
RABA Foundation, a 501-c3 organization and the charity nonprofit arm of the Richmond Area Bicycling Association (www.raba.org), raises money to purchase and build bicycles and then donate to Richmond metro area charities. Those charities provide bicycles to children in need so that they may be able to have a more joyful holiday experience. Our nonprofit partners include the Christmas Mother programs in several counties and cities in or surrounding Richmond, VA, and elementary schools in the East End of Richmond. The fundraising and bike giveaway to other nonprofits started in 1999, and the RABA Foundation has given away 5000+ children’s bicycles to date. The program provided 550 bikes in 2022!
Richmond Raceway Cares is the community arm of Richmond Raceway. Through partnerships with hundreds of organizations in Central Virginia, we host special events and have strategic alliances that allow us to give a great deal of financial support to well-deserving groups in the Richmond area.