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Carolina Cyclers bicycle rides are open to everyone! We welcome non-members. Do come prepared with the appropriate fitness, water bottles, clothing, and extra tube, and an inflation devise (pump or CO 2).

If you are a member of Carolina Cyclers you may add a ride now. Contact  Vince Flores (803-779-0977), Ride Coordinator, or Paul Palmer, (803-782-5656) webmaster, for user name and password or for any assistance you need adding or editing a ride. Just please be reminded that ride leaders are expected to have all riders who participate in the ride to sign a Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement. Just click the link and print a few copies.

If you are a local ride leader from a local bike shop or other local organization, we will be delighted to add your ride to the calendar. Contact  Paul Palmer, (803-782-5656) webmaster to have your ride listed, provided you give complete information about the ride as follows: Date, time, place duration, pace, and organization.

(If the calendar does not appear below reload this page by clicking the refresh button on your browser or press your F5 key. The imbedded calendar is at http://www.plus.calendars.net/ptpalmer .)  

Skip to South Carolina Special Cycling Events

Skip to Ride Library - Cue Sheets

See Message Board for last minute updates and information about bike rides in the Columbia area and Post a message Here.

Ft Jackson Security Numbers:

    Range Patrol: 803-751-7171
    Military Police: 803-751-3113

Other Area Rides  

  • OutSpokin': Wednesday evening 6:15 PM, 18+  mph, 20-24 miles bring a photo ID to enter Ft. Jackson. 803-254-9797
  • Cycle Center : Five Points, 256-0557; Broad River, 798-7799; Two Notch, 788-6992.
  • Bike to Nature: Varies check site & call first
  • Summit Cycles join and check their Yahoo Group for up to the minute details about rides in Columbia Northeast.
  • Friday Beer Ride - start from Outspokin at 6:15 PM on Devine or Cycle Center, Harden St. at 6:00 PM.
  • If you would like to see another area ride listed, please sent the information about the ride to Paul Palmer, the webmaster

Don't want to ride alone?

Here are some weekly evening rides (to resume with daylight savings time in April):

  • Tuesday nights from North Main Bi Lo at 6:00 PM, hills, 25-35 miles, 16-19 mph. Click here to see some of the routes.
  • Wednesday nights from Caughman Road Park, mostly flat, 25-35 miles 16-19 mph.

Here are some Carolina Cyclers that are always ready to ride with you - give 'em a call:

Ride Photos

2010 New Years Day Ride slide show here.

2009 Phil's London - Edinburgh - London Ride here.

See 2008 Assault Slide Show here.

Here are Phil's 2008 Hell week photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32357281@N00/sets/72157604341751148/show/

Check out the 2007 Assault on Little Mountain Slide Show/Photo Gallery.  

Check out the 2006 Assault on Little Mountain Slide Show. (It is a very large file; be patient with broadband. It will take all night for dial-up.)

Check out Bob's 2005 Rose Hill ride from Newberry.

Check out the 2005 Assault on Little Mountain Slide Show.  (This file will take a few minutes to download.)

Check out the 2005 Carolina Cyclers Slide Show.

Check out the 2004 Carolina Cyclers Album.

Send your photographs to the webmaster for posting.

We have some cycling photos of some of our members and guests, all shown in a nifty full-screen slide-show format. You will, however, need a 4.0 (or better) version of Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, or AOL's browser. Check out photos from the 2001 Irmo Okra Strut Century Ride, and photos of an impromptu ride from Fort Jackson taken on a sunny Saturday in March 2001. In each show there are several photographs so please be patient unless you have a high-speed internet connection.

Ride  Library - Cue Sheets

Please send your que sheets (WordPerfect, MSWord, Excel,  PDF, txt) or your Garmin Route to Carolina Cyclers Webmaster Paul Palmer. We will list the rides by the starting place and terrain. Here is the start of a que sheet library. Later in 2007 we will begin to add Garmin GPS Routes and Tracks.

Assault on Little Mountain - 2009 Cure Sheet here.  Garmin Route here.

Assault on Little Mountain - 2008 Cue Sheet here.  
 
Assault on Little Mountain -  2008 Garmin Route here (requires Garmin MapSource software).

Blythwood Community Center, Blythwood Rd., Blythewood, SC 40 miles (Paul Palmer) Blythewood Community Center

Caughman Road Park, Trotter Rd., Hopkins, SC - 50 flat miles (Phil Creel) Caughman Park Tennis Courts

Caughman Road Park, Trotter Rd., Hopkins, SC - 50 hilly miles (Phil Creel) Caughman Park Tennis Courts

Caughman Road Park, Trotter Rd., Hopkins, SC - 61 flat miles (Gordon Langston) Caughman Park Tennis Courts

Congaree National Park 100 National Park Rd., Hopkins, SC 54 miles, some hills (Dorothy Disterheft) Congaree National Park Visitors Center

Congaree National Park 100 National Park Rd., Hopkins, SC 50 miles, some hills (Dorothy Disterheft) Congaree National Park Visitors Center

Congaree National Park 100 National Park Rd., Hopkins, SC 49 miles, some hills (Dorothy Disterheft) Congaree National Park Visitors Center

Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Rd., Hopkins, SC - 45 flat miles (Dorothy Disterheft) Congaree National Park Visitors Center

Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Rd., Hopkins, SC 39 miles, some hills (Dorothy Disterheft) Congaree National Park Visitors Center

Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Rd., Hopkins, SC - 38.5 miles, 1/3 Hilly, 2/3 flat (Dorothy Disterheft) Congaree National Park Visitors Center

Congaree National Park, 100 National Park Rd., Hopkins, SC - 38.3 miles,  flat (Dorothy Disterheft) Congaree National Park Visitors Center

Ft. Mott - US 601 - SC 267 - This Garmin Mapsource file has 10 routes in this area with distances of 15 to 40 miles (Paul Palmer). There is a route to get there from Caughman Rd. Park. There is also a route to the famous Lone Star Restaurant near Santee, State Park. There is also a route to get there from the intersection I-26 and SC 22, exit #139.

Spartanburg Auditorium, 221 Church St., Spartanburg, SC.- Mt. Mitchell, The Assault, 2005 Route 115 miles, exceptionally hilly (Freewheelers of Spartanburg) 2005 ASSAULT ON MT Mitchell

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France AUDAX CLUB PARISIEN, Cyclotouring Association founded in 1904, Paris-Brest-Paris 2007 Route 1200K (Paul Palmer).

Trenholm Park - Trenholm Park is located near Trenholm Road, but it is not on Trenholm Road. It's at the intersection of Covenant Road and Bethel Church Road in Forest Acres.

Trenholm Park, 101 miles - hilly - Jenkinsville, Winnsboro, Blythewood, Elgin hilly - Garmin MapSource Route (Paul Palmer).

Trenholm Park, 75 miles - hilly - Cedar Creek, Blythewood, Elgin - Garmin MapSource Route (Paul Palmer)

SCIway Bike Routes -   Here is a central location for various short rides all over South Carolina.

 


South Carolina Special Cycling Events 2014

 

April 6, 2014

After the Bridge Run, Charleston, SC, 100, 63, 50, & 33 mile rides -

 

April 12, 2014

Assault on the Carolinas, 40k, 60k, or 100k, Brevard, SC (already sold out for 2013, Registration sold out on January 20, 2014).

 

April 12, 2012

Tour de Camden, Metric Century (62), 50, & 30 mile options.

 

April 26, 2014

Wheels for Meals - Wheels for Meals of Greenville, offers four rides to cyclists of all ages, abilities, and lifestyles: 25-mile, 43-mile, 62-mile Metric Century and 100-miles English Century. Proceeds from all events benefit Meals on Wheels to enhance the quality of life of homebound individuals by providing nutritious meals, personal contact, and related services. Greenville, SC.

 

April 26, 2014

Issaquena Last Ride Walhalla, SC 100 - 61 - 32 miles, benefits Safe Harbor helps victims of domestic violence, providing safe emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, and community outreach and education in Greenville, Pickens, Anderson and Oconee Counties.

 

May 03, 2013

SC Tour de Cure - 5 mi free Mayor's Family Fun, and fund raising rides of 15 mi, 30 mi, 65 mi, 100 mi, and stationary rides.

 

May 03, 2013

Tour de Cashiers NC - 1/4 Century, Metric Century, Century.

 

May 17, 2013

Star of Life Memorial Bike Ride, Gaston, SC. 18, 36, 65, and 12 mile routes. Our mission is to bring awareness of the dangers of the EMS career and to memorialize our South Carolina EMS brothers and sisters that have fallen in the line of duty or have given their lives to the EMS field by having a career with EMS and have passed.

 

May 19, 2014 (Monday)

The Assaults on Mt.Mitchell and Marion, Come test your climbing legs on this wonderful annual event from Spartanburg, SC.

 

June 1, 2014

Fletcher Flyer, NC Blue Ridge Bicycler Club. There are three routes: century, metric century, and half century.

 

June 28, 2014

Blood, Sweat, and Gears is a full English century - 100 mile loop ride starting and ending at the Valle Crucis Elementary School, approximately 5 miles south of Boone, North Carolina. The cumulative climbing elevation is 13,000+ feet, with the climb up to the gap at Snake Mountain, milepoint 63, reaching an 18-20% grade near the top. Riders reaching the Cove Creek aid station (milepoint 82) after 2:30pm will be directed to the finish at Valle Crucis, resulting in a total distance ride of 87 miles. The Half Century ride, approximately 47 miles, will start and finish at the Valle Crucis Elementary School. The course follows a mostly separate route and is fully supported with 2 aide stations. The uphills are not too bad, and there are 2 really great downhills.

 

July 18-20 2014

A Ride to Remember The 3-day, 250+ mile cross-state ride benefiting the South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association begins in the Upstate and ends at the South Carolina coast.

 

August 17, 201?
Flight of the Dove  Benefit for Hospice of Laurens County, SC. Metric Century, 50 mile option, and 30 mile rides.

 

September 7, 2014

Aiken to Ride Century. The ride will consist of 100, 62, , 1/2 metric, and 25 miles loops covering some of our club's favored quiet roads in Aiken County. This ride will benefit the PCC.

September TBA Uncertain, 2014
Bridge to Bridge
"100 miles of pure hill" from Lenoir, NC to the top of Grandfather Mountain.

September 20, 2014 
Carolina Cyclers Assault on Little Mountain
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Saturday, September 20, 2014 8:00 AM. 50th Anniversary Ride. There will be a mass start for all rides at 8:00 AM. You have a choice of family, 20, 40, 63, or, 100 mile rides. We are planning options for first time riders and first time century riders. More to come. This is a benefit ride for the Palmetto Cycling Coalition.

November 5-10,  2014
FestiVELO - Santee, South Carolina
 There will be four days of rides from the rural areas of SC from Santee State Park.

For info on various rides and tours around the country, you may also want to check out the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. The NBTDA is a group of bicycle ride coordinators and directors of tours that are three days or more, dedicated to promoting safe and effective cycling.

Please contact the webmaster to have your ride added to this list.

Fort Jackson Notes

See the memorandum for bicycle safety rules at Ft. Jackson  Colonel Levi R. Martin, Chief of Staff. The entrance procedure for gate security includes letting riders in without having to sign provided they show a picture ID and a current copy of the rules. As of September 2012, security personnel at Ft. Jackson are intermittently requiring bicycle riders to wear either a reflective vest or reflective clothing (not just bright clothing).

Caveat

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL CLUB RIDES!

Paces listed with the rides are only "guestimates" unless otherwise stated. If more information is needed, please contact the ride leader.

Ride leaders will usually stay with the largest group of riders, but may stay with a slower or new rider if needed. This is a courtesy left up to the discretion of the ride leader.

Show-n-Go ride distance and pace are determined by the group present at the start of the ride.


Send e-mail to the Carolina Cyclers Webmaster Paul Palmer.
This page was
updated 03/18/2014