Bikes and Brews is a family friendly bike ride and fundraiser for The Millers Foundation, a local foundation that funds smaller charities in Hampton Roads. Our charity partners will be at Bikes and Brews so you can learn more about them! We ride safely on Norfolk’s Elizabeth River Trail, through the campus at ODU and on to an afterparty at Smartmouth.
Just like any road race, people can run or ride without paying. But your paid registration gets you an event wristband for beer tastings, a bike tee, swag bags filled with snacks and goodies, and of course our unique biker gift. Sure you could just ride along- but why not support local charities and enjoy all of the benes of a paid registration!?
Bikes and Brews is not a timed event, and with stops along the way for the charity scavenger hunt, bike repair stations, free beverages, entertainment and family fun activities- why would you want to hurry? Our ride begins any time after 2pm and ends when Smartmouth’s afterparty is over at 6pm. You can start at either end of our bike route: at the Millers store at ODU, or at Benchtop Brewing in Chelsea.
2:00 pm Check-in: pick up your t-shirt and wristband
Ride and scavenger hunt begin whenever you’re ready! Enjoy stops hosted by Benchtop Brewing, Smartmouth Brewing, Bold Mariner Brewing, Elation Brewing and Reaver Beach Brewing. Visit the charity displays along the route and enjoy product samples, food trucks and free entertainment. Turn in your completed scavenger hunt card for a prize drawing!
3:00 – 4:00 pm Kids’ Place at Plum Point- face and hair painting, special giveaways and family friendly entertainment.
5:00 pm Afterparty at Smartmouth Brewing featuring entertainment by Fretomology and the Ghost Kitchen food truck. Prize drawing is at 5:30 pm for prizes like bikes, sports equipment, electronics, dining certificates and more!
6:00 pm Bikes and Brews ends- we’ll see you next year!
Signing up is super easy– click here