Join us for our 10th annual fundraising event, Ride to the Rock, on September 24, 2022. Yes, Ride to the Rock is a GO!!! We will have the same great routes as last year with beautiful scenic views of the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, but some things will change. We will work hard to make the Ride to the Rock safe for the riders and volunteers. There will be changes at the registration and afterwards at the meal. Come and challenge yourself to complete tough mountain climbs. Sponsored by The Pickens Rotary Club, the ride begins in Pickens and challenges riders with 3 routes to choose from: 40k*, 60K, and 100K rides.
The 2022 ride will start at The Pickens Amphitheater,114 W Main Street, Pickens SC and travel north to Pumpkintown. Then on to the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway 11 with beautiful views of Table Rock Mountain. The 60k returns to Pickens thru the Eastatoe Valley. In 2022 the 100k climbs Highway 178 and has the same route. However, due to the closing of the Riverbend Lodge we are no longer able to use the parking lot for a rest stop. We will have the rest stop at Rocky Bottom, just before the climb up to Continental Divide and the parking lot of the prior Riverbend Lodge. At that point the route will turn around and return down 178 to Rocky Bottom and Pickens thru the Eastatoe Valley. The rides are fully supported with SAG vehicles and rest stops.
Day of ride registration begins at 8am. The rides will start at 9am.
A complimentary RIDE TO THE ROCK t-shirt will be included for all pre-registered riders.
*The 40k ride does not go all the way to Table Rock
After the ride enjoy a complimentary lunch with a beer garden and music.