Our Group Ride is a challenging 3-day cross-state ride for avid road cyclists. Participants may register for 1, 2, or all 3 days. The $750 fundraising minimum is required no matter how many days you ride.
- Day 1 begins at 8:00 am at Heritage Park in Simpsonville, SC, just south of one of the nation's top 10 travel destinations, Greenville, SC. At approximately 65 miles, riders will make their way through hilly, green country roads to the campus of Newberry College located in the quaint town of Newberry, SC.
- Day 2 departs Newberry College at 7:00 a.m. for arguably the most challenging day of the route. Riders will meander approximately 90 miles through small Midlands towns to bustling Orangeburg, SC. But don't be fooled - it's not all downhill!
- Day 3 departs Orangeburg at 7:00 a.m. to take riders approximately 100 miles over mostly flat rural highways into the famous historic center of Charleston, "The Holy City," where the route finishes over the Charleston Harbor via the iconic Ravenel Bridge.
GROUP RIDE | 255 miles*
Hit the road for 1, 2 or all 3 days for a total of 255 miles* across SC!
*The links below show the routes used in 2023. While the course will not change dramatically, road construction or other factors may slightly affect the 2024 routes and total mileage. Updated route maps will be posted in early June, 2024.
Friday, July 12, 2023 | 68.2 miles
Simpsonville to Newberry (hilly)
Saturday, July 13, 2023 | 90.8 miles
Newberry to Orangeburg (hilly)
Sunday, July 14, 2023 | 101.3 miles
Orangeburg to Charleston (flat)
Speed Range: 14-20+ MPH
Registration: $50 earlybird rate.
$100 after March 1, 2024.
Fundraising minimum: $750
VIRTUAL CHALLENGE | Ride your way to #ENDALZ!
Join us and ride your miles your way - whenever, wherever and however you prefer!
Anytime July 1-31, 2024
Speed Range: Up to you!
Fundraising minimum: NONE, but raise $255 to earn the commemorative t-shirt.
If all those miles in the Group Ride sound like a little too much for you, the Virtual Challenge is a great alternative for cyclists of all levels who want to participate and raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association! Whether you like to pedal local roadways around your work schedule, sweat it out indoors on a Peloton, hit your favorite trails on a mountain bike, or cruise the neighborhood with your family, this month-long challenge is the right fit for you. Plus, raise at least $255 and you will receive our 2024 commemorative Ride t-shirt. Go even higher and you can earn all of this year's gear found here!
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