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.

WRSocial48x48Assault on Morrow Mountain

Saturday September 23, 2017 - Locust, NC - Join us for the AoMM series of rides for 2017. Registration is not required. We provide a marked route, local rest stops, and lots of encouragement. There is a $2 donation to cover the cost of the ride. All riders must sign a waiver at the start.


WRSocial48x48Tour de Leaves

Sunday October 1, 2017 - Mill Spring, NC - Beginning in 2017 Tour de Leaves will be staged from Polk County Parks and Recreation at their site on Wolverine Trail in Mill Spring. The event will now be on the first Sunday of October. Two routes will continue to be offered: (1) Tour de Leaves Grande, 66.3 miles; (2) Tour de Leaves Lite, 31.9.

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WRSocial48x48Tour de Cove

Saturday October 7, 2017 - Cary, NC - The Tour will begin with a 20 and 50 mile bike ride. The 50 mile ride will have a fully supported rest stop approximately halfway during the ride. We will have a 1 mile walk for all family members and pets are welcome. Kids can also participate in tricycle races, bike toss, bounce house and more….

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9-23-2017 Tour de Chef

WRSocial48x48Tour de Chef

Saturday September 23, 2017 - Trinity, NC - Tour de Chef is a charity bike ride in beautiful Randolph and Davidson counties followed by a three course meal prepared by some of NC finest chefs.


9-23-2017 Tour de Fox

WRSocial48x48Tour de Fox

Saturday September 23, 2017 - Greenville, SC - Pedal through the beautiful South Carolina upcountry Blue Ridge Mountain region. Cyclists have the option to choose from a 75-mile, 35-mile or 10-mile ride. 100 percent of proceeds will go directly to high-impact programs to speed better treatments and a cure for Parkinson's disease. 

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9-23-2017 Cotton Country Century Ride

WRSocial48x48Cotton Country Century Ride

Saturday September 23, 2017 - Greenville, NC - Cycle along idyllic country roads through the flat countryside of Eastern North Carolina. The Cotton Country Century offers three ride distances, 30, 62 and 100 miles. The routes are on lightly traveled country roads in the heart of cotton country USA. Free event t-shirt if you register before 9/10/17. Registered riders recieve a post ride lunch.

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9-24-2017 Capital Area Ride for Safety

WRSocial48x48Capital Area Ride for Safety

Sunday September 24, 2017 - Raleigh, NC - Capital Area Ride for Safety (CARS) is being held again this year - September 24th - to educate, raise awareness and encourage positive interaction between motorists and bicyclists. Responding to the many crashes resulting in serious injuries and fatalities, cyclists from teams and clubs in the area came together to organize this ride. Starting from Wakefield High School, there will be a 14-mile ride (one-way ride to Halifax Mall) and a 28-mile loop with assistance by the Raleigh Police Department along the way and at the intersections. A shorter (4-5 mile) option starts at the Linwood Brewery. We will have refreshments and hear from a few statewide and Triangle-area elected officials, advocates and safety experts at the half-way 


9-30-2017 CNC Mtns / Coast Ride

WRSocial48x48Cycle North Carolina Mountains to the Coast Ride

Saturday September 30, 2017 - Jefferson, NC - Cycle North Carolina (CNC) is a fully supported bicycle tour of North Carolina that has become one of the most popular cross-state rides in the United States.  It’s not a race, but rather a  leisurely trek along scenic back country roads with minimal traffic.  It is an opportunity to join other cyclists on an educational, social and recreational tour of North Carolina.   

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9-30-2017 Ride4Robbie


Saturday September 30, 2017 - East Bend, NC - This will be a fun event, with food and live music following the rides.  2 distances to choose from, on fairly flat rural roads.  This event celebrates the life of Robbie Long, who was killed in a traffic accident, he was an avid cyclist, reluctant runner, enthusiastic friend. Please join us.

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10-6-2017 NC National Guard 3rd Annual Guard 2 Beach Ride

WRSocial48x48NC National Guard 3rd Annual Guard 2 Beach Ride

Friday October 6, 2017 - Raleigh, NC - The best patriotic ride in North Carolina. Civilians join friends, police/fire, active military, veterans and disable military service women and men for  a fun, patriotic ride for All cyclist. Ride 1 or 2 days with (3) ability groups! Day 1 Raleigh to Roseboro, Day 2 Roseboro to Wilmington. 40 or 75 daily options. Carpool to event and free daily shuttle bus rides provided by the N.C. National Guard. $50.00 registration fee goes to benefit the North Carolina National Guard Educational Foundation, registrations includes a t-shirt and rider support.

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10-7-2017 Bike MS Breakaway

WRSocial48x48Bike MS Breakaway to the Beach

Saturday October 7, 2017 - Sunset Beach, NC - Breakaway at the Beach will START AND FINISH in Sunset Beach, NC. Multiple route options will give riders their choice of distance at this beach ride.

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10-7-2017 Culpeper Cycling Century

WRSocial48x48Culpeper Cycling Century

Saturday October 7, 2017 - Culpeper, VA - This bicycle ride is fast becoming a tradition boasting great scenic beauty and paved road riding in Culpeper County during the most colorful season - Fall! You can choose between several distances, including the ultimate challenge 103 miles of countryside roads. Proceeds from this ride will benefit the Culpeper Recreation Foundation. 

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10-7-2017 RVA to DC Ride

WRSocial48x48RVA to DC Ride

Saturday October 7, 2017 - Richmond, VA - The two-day ride will start at Sports Backers Stadium and take participants on a 156-mile route from the capital of Virginia to the nation’s capital, finishing in Rosslyn adjacent to the Key Bridge with dramatic views of Washington, D.C. On day one, riders will travel 75 miles through Lakeside, U.S. Bike Route 1, Ashland, and Caroline and Spotsylvania counties before ending on a paved multi-use trail in Old Mill Park in downtown Fredericksburg along the Rappahannock River. Day two will take riders across the Rappahannock into Stafford County and Quantico for 35 miles of rural riding and paved trails, followed by low-speed roads through Manassas before a totally unbroken network of paved trails in Centerville at mile 46. These trails will take riders all the way to the finish festival at Gateway Park at the base of the Key Bridge. 


10-14-2017 Tour de Pig

WRSocial48x48Tour de Pig

Saturday October 14, 2017 - Thomasville, NC - The Tour de Pig is a fundraiser for the Mental Health Assoc. in Davidson Co. and is an official event of the Barbecue Festival in Lexington, NC. Routes are available for all levels of ability. There are 100K, 50K, 35K, and 20K routes all starting and ending at the Davidson Co. Community College campus. Pre-registered riders receive a Tour de Pig shirt, a collectible patch, and a barbecue lunch. The ride is furnished with rest stops and ride support.

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10-14-2017 White Squirrel Classic

WRSocial48x48White Squirrel Classic

Saturday October 14, 2017 - Brevard, NC - The White Squirrel Cycling Classic is a classic fall spinner during fabulous fall leaf season. Starting and ending at the Tasty Weasel tasting room at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard NC! Riders will head out on flat valley roads near the base of Pisgah National Forest. They’ll meander along the French Broad River before heading into Henderson County and then back to Oskar Blues. These routes will lead riders on a fully guided and supported tour of some Transylvania County’s finest roads! Chip timing with King of the Mountain segments, fully supported rest stops with medical assistance available, and SAG wagons.

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10-20-2017 Shenandoah Fall Foliage

WRSocial48x48Shenandoah 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!


10-21-2017 Carolina Century Ride n' Roll

WRSocial48x48Carolina Century Ride n' Roll

Saturday October 21, 2017 - Greensboro, NC - Endurance Mag Readers' BEST TRIAD CENTURY RIDE: 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. Thank you!


10-21-2017 CF Cycle for Life - Charlotte

WRSocial48x48CF Cycle for Life - Charlotte

Saturday October 21, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - This year's Start/Finish festivities will be held at The Foundry at Draught Restaurant and Bar, on Cedar St. behind Bank of America Stadium!  We couldn't be more excited to announce our more central location.

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10-21-2017 Hincapie Gran Fondo

WRSocial48x48Hincapie Gran Fondo

Saturday October 21, 2017 - Greenville, SC - Join George Hincapie and cycling stars of the past, present and future on a challenging ride through upstate South Carolina.

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10-22-2017 Biketoberfest


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!


10-22-2017 Cyclofest Sunday Social Ride

WRSocial48x48Cyclofest 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.

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10-27-2017 8th Annual Honor the Warriors Bike Event

WRSocial48x488th 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.


10-27-2017 Bookwalter Binge Tune Up Ride

WRSocial48x48Bookwalter 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.

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10-28-2017 Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo

WRSocial48x48Bookwalter 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.

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11-4-2017 Bike Like A Nut

WRSocial48x48Bike 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.


1-6-2018 GCC Polar Bear Ride

WRSocial48x48Gaston 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


4-14-2018 RM3 A ride to end leukemia and lymphoma

WRSocial48x48RM3 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.


4-28-2018 Tour de Cashiers

WRSocial48x48Tour 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.


5-5-2018 Hincapie Gran Fondo - Chattanooga

WRSocial48x48Hincapie 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.”