Enjoy an easy, family-friendly ride down the Swamp Rabbit Trail through Furman University. There will be a rest stop at the Swamp Rabbit Station before you return to Trailblazer Park. This car-free ride is a great introduction to cycling.
This ride enjoys the quiet roads and the scenic gently rolling terrain Northeast of Travelers Rest. Great introduction to open road riding for beginning cyclists or those venturing beyond bike paths. Highlights are beautiful farm roads like Sally Gilreath and Belvue. There is a rest stop at Mile 14, Mush Creek Baptist Church.
This ride will take you through the scenic roads Northeast of Travelers Rest, past Lake Robinson, Camp Old Indian / Poinsett Bridge, and back through the North Saluda River Valley. There will be rest stops at Mile 12, Verne Smith Park at Lake Robinson, and Mile 33 where Callahan Mountain Road connects with Old US 25.
This route is a little longer than a metric century, but well worth the extra effort because it goes to some amazing destinations. Riders will pause at Lake Robinson with the 50 milers, enjoy quiet farm roads West of Campobello and Landrum, get to Lake Lanier without going over the pass, take a full lap around the splendid lake, climb Saluda Grade, descend the Watershed, and return via North Saluda River Valley. There are rest stops at Mile 12 Verne Smith Park at Lake Robinson, Mile 32/37 (hit it twice!) Lake Lanier Dam, and Mile 58 where Old US 25 passes Callahan Mountain Road.
One male and one female rider will be named the King and Queen of the Mountain by completing the designated Mountain Challenge climb the fastest! All riders in the 75-mile ride are eligible to participate in this challenge. The winners will be awarded a one-of-a-kind Hincapie prize jersey.
Distance: 4 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,087 feet vertical
Ride with GPS | Start and finish of the ascent will be marked with Start2Finish Events timing stations. Due to route layouts, only 75-mile cyclists are eligible for participation.