The Rides & Tours page features the most comprehensive list of area charity rides, competitive and non-competitive Gran Fondos and events. Links include event websites, flyers and registration sites when available.
Bookwalter Binge Tune Up Ride
Friday October 27, 2017 - Asheville, NC - Tune Up for the Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo with a relaxed, small-group ride with Brent & Jamie and some of their friends from the pro-peloton. Enjoy a gourmet lunch following the ride. The Tune Up route will be approximately 25 miles and will include a preview of one of the timed sections of the Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo.
Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo
Saturday October 28, 2017 - Black Mountain, NC - Join us for a relaxed Gran Fondo ride, studded with racing on timed segments of tough climbs that provide an epic challenge to all. This is an unusual opportunity to ride alongside Brent Bookwalter and other female and male pro cyclists as they celebrate the end of their season racing all over the world and the country. The ride begins and ends at Pisgah Brewing. All riders will enjoy lunch provided by Mamacitas and a beer compliments of Pisgah Brewing. Challenging routes. Asheville. Autumn colors. Craft brews. What's not to love?
Women's Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness
Saturday October 28, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Ladies! Join us at our South store for a pinked-out women's social ride for Breast Cancer Awareness. The ride will be a fun, easy pace followed by refreshments and a chance to donate to Carolina Breast Friends, right here in Charlotte. Don't forget to pink your ride before we roll out!
Shenandoah Fall Foliage Festival
Friday October 20, 2017 - Staunton, VA - The Annual Fall Foliage Bike Festival will be here before you know it! This year's festival is sure to go down in the books as the most rockin' one ever!
Carolina Century Ride n' Roll
Saturday October 21, 2017 - Greensboro, NC - Endurance Mag Readers' BEST TRIAD CENTURY RIDE: 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. Thank you!
Sunday October 22, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - This unique event shows hundreds of people how easy it is to get around South End and Center City Charlotte without driving! Bike, walk, or ride transit to sponsoring businesses while collecting stamps in your official Biketoberfest passport! Redeem your stamps for raffle tickets and a chance to win many valuable prizes! Gather for an after party celebration with live music and an exciting raffle!
Cyclofest Sunday Social Ride
Sunday October 22, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Maybe you’re looking for a change of pace from your standard weekend group ride, or need a mellow recovery ride after doing a big local grand fondo the day before. Or maybe you just want to ride on some of the most beautiful rolling country roads in North Carolina. Either way, bring your road bike or reserve a fresh demo from some of the great brands participating in the CycloFest demo, then buckle your chin strap, clip in, and roll with us on either a 31 or 62-mile ride.
8th Annual Honor the Warriors Bike Event
Friday October 27, 2017 - Mint Hill, NC - Everyone is invited to register and ride with our Warriors. We will ride through Downtown Charlotte on Friday the 27 of October and follow that community ride with a multi-route Ride from Veteran's Memorial Park on Mint Hill, NC of Saturday. The Friday ride is a great time to ride alongside a veteran and get to know them. The pace is slow and the camaraderie is high. We stop at two schools to speak to the kids and see the best of downtown Charlotte. Lunch is provided but participation is limited so register early. The Saturday ride has 3 routes of varying lengths and each start is preceded by a brief ceremony to honor Veterans. A NC BBQ dinner finishes off the day.
Bike Like A Nut
Saturday November 4, 2017 - Florence, SC - Bike “Like a Nut” with us on Saturday Nov 4th starting from the Fitness Forum and going out National Cemetery Road for a flat fast course. Both rides start at 8:30am. The fee is $30 for early registration (prior to Oct 27th) and $35 for late registration. All proceeds benefit the Florence Downtown Development Corporation Pecan Festival Fund to be used for next years event.
Gaston County Cyclists Polar Bear Ride
Saturday January 6, 2018 - Cramerton, NC - Charity ride with three distances 20,40 & 63 miles. swag bag for early registration and food at the ride's end. Details will be posted in November/December of 2017
RM3 A ride to end leukemia and lymphoma
Saturday April 14, 2018 - Waxhaw, NC - This is a charity bike ride in Waxhaw NC to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There are three different routes to accommodate all rider types. There will be an after party with music food and beer. in historic downtown Waxhaw after the ride. We look forward to having you.
Tour de Cashiers
Saturday April 28, 2018 - Cashiers, NC - Join us for the annual Tour de Cashiers Mountain Cycling Experience to be held across scenic mountain byways of western North Carolina. The popular pedaling event attracts participants from the all parts of the southeast, many returning every year for the traditional spring ride, and bragging rights for completing one of the most challenging rides in the nation.
Hincapie Gran Fondo - Chattanooga
Saturday May 5, 2018 - Chattanooga, TN - The ultimate cycling experience is coming to Chattanooga! Mark your calendar for the inaugural Gran Fondo Hincapie-Chattanooga on May 5, 2018. Now, the same perks of the original Gran Fondo Hincapie in Greenville, South Carolina, can also be enjoyed in Chattanooga, a city ranked by the New York Times as one of the “Top 45 Places to Go.”
The Assault on Mount Mitchell
Monday May 14, 2018 - Spartanburg, SC - The Assault on Mt. Mitchell is a 102.7-mile self-paced ride, not race, from Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina, along the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the summit at Mt. Mitchell State Park in North Carolina—a total vertical ascent of more than 10,000 feet.
Friday June 22, 2018 - Virginia, - 2018 details will be available soon!
A Ride to Remember
Friday July 13, 2018 - South Carolina, - 2018 Registration is now OPEN! This summer, pack your sunscreen and join the ride that will treat you like a pro! With snack and hydration stops every 10-15 miles, plus sag, medical and mechanical support, we're being called the best-supported cross-state ride in South Carolina!
Tour de Turns
Saturday August 25, 2018 - Charlotte, NC - Join us for the 7th Annual Tour De Turns bicycle event benefitting Loaves and Fishes. We offer 15, 25, 37 and 62 mile routes plus a Youth Cyclocross Clinic and Kids Closed Loop Bicycle Course in the safe confines of Carmel Rd. Neighborhood Park. Explore backstreet routes through tree-lined (shaded) streets of beautiful South Charlotte neighborhoods all while helping turn the corner on local hunger! Enjoy live music (free to all), lots of raffle prizes, a craft beer garden and lunch under the shade trees in the park whether you ride or not!