ROUTES

THE GROUP RIDE

Our Group Ride is a challenging 3-day cross-state ride for avid road cyclists, and it's truly "A Ride to Remember." Participants may register for 1, 2, or all 3 days for one flat registration fee.

  • Day 1 begins in Simpsonville, SC, just south of the up-and-coming foodie and cultural destination of Greenville, SC. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m., with the ride start at 8:30 a.m. Over 64.6 miles, riders will make their way through hilly, green country roads to the campus of Newberry College in quaint downtown Newberry. 
  • Day 2 departs Newberry College at 7:00 a.m. for arguably the most challenging day of the route. Riders will meander 87.8 miles through small Midlands towns to bustling Orangeburg, but don't be fooled - it's not all downhill! 
  • Day 3 departs Orangeburg at 7:00 a.m. to take riders 102.8 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.
Web Routes


GROUP RIDE | 255 miles
(Intermediate-Advanced)

Hit the road for 1, 2 or all 3 days for a total of 255 miles across SC! Due to routine updates to ensure the safest and most enjoyable route experience, total mileage may vary slightly.

Friday, July 14, 2023 | 64.6 miles
Simpsonville to Newberry (hilly)

Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 87.8 miles
Newberry to Orangeburg (hilly)

Sunday, July 16, 2023 | 102.8 miles
Orangeburg to Charleston (flat)

Speed Range: 14-20+ MPH
Registration: $50 earlybird rate.
$100 after March 1, 2023.
Fundraising minimum: $750

VIRTUAL CHALLENGE | 255 miles goal encouraged!
(All Levels)

Join us to log 255 miles whenever, wherever and however you prefer!

Anytime July 1-31, 2023

Speed Range: Up to you!
Registration: FREE
Fundraising minimum: NONE, but raise $255 to earn the exclusive t-shirt.


THE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE

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 255-mile challenge is the right fit for you.



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