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.
24 Hours of Booty - Charlotte
Friday July 28, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - 24 Hours of Booty is the official 24-hour ride of the LIVESTRONG Foundation, which brings cyclists of all abilities together to raise vital funds for cancer research and survivorship.
Mooresville Area Cyclists Poker Ride
Saturday August 5, 2017 - Davidson, NC - The Mooresville Area Cyclists are bringing back the “MAC Poker Ride”. Join them for an unforgettable bike ride Saturday, August 5th, 2017.
Assault on Morrow Mountain
Saturday August 5, 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.
Cup 'n Cone Tour
Saturday July 29, 2017 - Cary, NC - Come celebrate two of our favorite things: Cycling and the best frozen treats in the Triangle... plus a post-race BBQ lunch catered by Backyard Bistro.
Tour de Elvis
Saturday July 29, 2017 - Albemarle, NC - The Tour de Elvis bike ride offers three routes (25, 45, and 65 miles), and all proceeds benefit the Roger F. Snyder Greenway Fund. Ride starts and ends at 8:30 am at Courthouse Square in downtown Albemarle. Riders receive a tee shirt and lunch. Rest stops are set up every 15-20 miles along the route. Cost is $25 in advance and $30 day of event.
Tricia's Ride for Life
Saturday July 29, 2017 - Lexington, NC - 5th annual Triad Charity ride in memory of Tricia Creasey. Cycle through the beautiful scenic countryside in Davidson and Randolph county. All proceeds for this ride go to American Cancer Society. Ride starts at 8:00am from Hedrick's Grove Reformed United Church of Christ in Lexington, NC. Three routes to fit your cycling style from novice to cycling enthusiast. All skill levels welcome. Please join us in this fight to find a cure!
Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride
Saturday August 5, 2017 - Bryson City, NC - Bryson City, NC - just an hour west of Asheville and three hours north of Atlanta, this quaint mountain town provides a perfect setting for yet, another great Cycle North Carolina Mountain Ride weekend. Join us August 5 & 6 for a weekend full of amazing road biking and endless opportunities to "play outside." Go whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, mountain biking at Tsali Recreation Park, fly through the treetops at some of the areas famous zip-line canopy tours, take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad or hike to some of the most pristine waterfalls in Western North Carolina.
Tour de Scholar Charity Bike Ride
Saturday August 5, 2017 - Axton, VA - A charity bike ride that benefits local teachers, students, and schools, the Tour de Scholar Charity Bike Ride starts at the Smith River Sports Complex. This charity event is truly for everyone, with 25-, 35-, and 60-mile distance options, allowing riders to choose their skill level. Even those that are complete beginners can participate, with a five-mile bike course set up within the sports complex. Riders are eligible for a variety of door prizes and provided a free meal by the organization after the race.
Culpeper Gran Fondo
Saturday August 5, 2017 - Culpeper, VA - The Culpeper Gran Fondo invites cyclers of every kind to participate in a non-timed fun ride through low-traffic roads that wind through Virginia’s horse country, farmland, and vineyards, all with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. The event kicks off the Culpeper Endurance Festival with 32-, 62-, and 100-mile options. After finishing the event, cyclists are invited to join a post-ride party.
Boone Gran Fondo
Sunday August 6, 2017 - Boone, NC - The Gran Fondo National Championship Series offers some of the longest timed sections and most challenging terrain of any gran fondo. The rider with the fastest combined time through each designated section will have truly earned their victory.
Blue Ridge Brutal
Saturday August 12, 2017 - West Jefferson, NC - New routes for 2017. Safer roads, better scenery but still JUST AS BRUTAL. Not for the faint hearted. One of the most challenging road bike rides in the spectacular mountains of North Carolina with 55, 72 and 102 mile options. For those who are up for it, there’s also the optional Assault on Mount Jefferson - about 1500 ft. of elevation gain over 3.1 miles. All rides take you on to the Blue Ridge Parkway for over 21 glorious miles. Every year we are told by many experienced riders this is the best ride they have participated in. Needless to say, there’s excellent SAG support, ample rest stops, food and beer at the end as well as your own free BRB beer glass and BRB cycle socks to take home with you.
Robin's Ride for Hope
Saturday August 12, 2017 - Denver, NC - Robin Isenberg was a Mother, Wife, and one of the owners of Blood, Sweat, Gears Cycle. She fought Ovarian cancer for 3 and a half years and lost her battle on August 9th, 2015. With some help she created Robin's Ride for Hope in order to combat the Cancer that whispers. Last year the ride donated $8000 to the Foundation for Women's Cancer and an additional $2000 to the Fighting Cancer Inc. who do the Sunshine boxes. The ride hopes to raise even more in the years to come!
Flight of the Dove
Saturday August 19, 2017 - Clinton, SC - A fund-raising event for Hospice of Laurens County since 2006, Flight of the Dove features a metric century (62 miles), a 30 mile ride, and a 14 mile leisure ride. A 50 mile variation of the metric century is also available. Cue sheets and directions to the stadium are available at www.hospiceoflaurenscounty.com. All rides are SAG'ed and have frequent, well-stocked rest stops. T-shirts are guaranteed to riders who register prior to July 1, 2017. Lunch is provided to all participants. All rides begin and end at the stadium.
9th Annual American Tour Bike Ride
Saturday August 19, 2017 - Lexington, NC - The 9th Annual American Tour featuring two routes around High Rock Lake and through scenic Davidson and Rowan Counties. All preregistered cyclists will be guaranteed to receive ACH apparel. All others will receive apparel until supplies are exhausted. Please join us for a day of fun and fellowship to assist a great cause. Each cyclist is required to wear an approved helmet.
Tour de Saints
Saturday August 26, 2017 - Concord, NC - Celebrate community, help those in crisis, and embrace the spirit of cycling! Join us for the 5th annual Tour de Saints. Proceeds from this event will go to support Cooperative Christian Ministry serving Cabarrus and southern Rowan Counties.
Tour de Turns
Saturday August 26, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Join us for the 6th 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!
Anthem Moonlight Ride
Saturday August 26, 2017 - Richmond, VA - With a Full Moon (15-mile) course and a Half Moon (8-mile) option, Moonlight Ride has something for everyone. And if you’re not in it for the yellow jersey, take advantage of our well-stocked rest stops on Monument Avenue and in Bryan Park. Upon finishing your ride back at Sports Backers Stadium, celebrate at the Agee’s Post-Ride Party with live music. Enjoy a complimentary slice of pizza, ice cream and soft drink or Sierra Nevada beer (bring your ID!) while you enjoy the concert.
Saturday August 26, 2017 - Johnson City, TN - A three mountain ride with challenging elevation climbs benefiting Mountain States Health Alliance.
Saturday September 2, 2017 - Charlotte, NC - Formerly known as the Morrison Metric, Ride! Ballantyne is a community ride for cyclists and triathletes of all distances and abilities. As the 2016 runner-up for Best Ride in Endurance Magazine, Ride! Ballantyne offers distance options of 30, 45, 63 and 80 Mile. Fueling stations with restrooms are available on all four bike routes. Registration fee provides you with SAG support, cue sheets, staffed fueling stations and post ride cookout. Optional run routes available for triathletes needing a brick workout. The first 250 registered riders will receive a pair of custom 2017 Ride! Ballantyne cycling socks. Team Division: Ride! In UNITY - Wear matching jerseys and enjoy riding as a team. The team with the largest turnout will be featured in the 2018 Ride! Ballantyne brochure. Labor Day Cookout at the Bojangles’ Pavilion immediately post ride.
Run & Pedal the Park
Monday September 4, 2017 - Huntersville, NC - Run & Pedal The Park is open to all runners, walkers and cyclists! The event will begin and end at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in The Park-Huntersville. The 30 mile and 60 mile marked routes will exit the back entrance of The Park and travel by police escort through the Town of Huntersville. Both routes will turn right onto Ramah Church Road and enter the beautiful terrain of Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Iredell, and Rowan counties. There will be a short out-and-back section of the route before entering a loop that travels the country roads of Iredell County. The routes are rolling and will be well supported with food, water and SAG wagons. The routes will travel roads with little traffic but will cross busy highways. Please use caution when crossing major intersections. For the casual cyclist, enjoy the 3-mile Fun Ride around the inner-loop of The Park-Huntersville. The 5k Run will be contained to The Park-Huntersville.
Tour d' Apple
Monday September 4, 2017 - Flat Rock, NC - The Tour d’Apple is an exciting ride through Western North Carolina’s apple orchards, waterfalls, and mountains to benefit the charitable projects of the Hendersonville Four Seasons Rotary Club. It includes a Century (100 miles), a metric-century (100km), as well as 45 and 25mi options.
Tour de Moore
Monday September 4, 2017 - Southern Pines, NC - The Sandhills Cycling Club is proud to host the Tour de Moore Classic as an annual celebration of cycling and the community. While you may not be able to ride the Tour de France, you can enjoy a fully-supported, hilly, challenging and fun ride around beautiful Moore County in the heart of the Sandhills. Riders from all over North Carolina and neighboring States look forward to this annual bike festival.
Tour de Paws
Saturday September 9, 2017 - Moore, SC - The reason for the event remains the same…to raise funds for all the homeless puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats at the Spartanburg Humane Society. Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of your registration fee goes directly to the Humane Society…and is tax deductible.
Bobby Labonte Charity Ride
Saturday September 9, 2017 - High Point, NC - In partnership with the Bobby Labonte Foundation, the City of High Point, NC, as well as USA Cycling and the Carolinas Cycling Association, the September 9th High Point Cycling Classic will combine a fundraising ride in the morning with the exciting action of criterium racing in the afternoon and into the evening in downtown High Point, North Carolina.
Saturday September 9, 2017 - Greensboro, NC - The 5th annual Skeeter has been scheduled for Saturday, September 9th. Current plans are to use the same routes as last year. If changes are made updates will be posted. Ride distances included 10, 25 and 50 mile routes. Each route will be marked with both road paint and signs. Sag wagons with water tour the routes in case any riders need assistance.
Assault on Morrow Mountain
Saturday September 9, 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.
Saturday September 9, 2017 - Mooresville, NC - Come and join us for a 5K race or a 50K timed bike ride and a concert kicking off the Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department's annual event, Run Ride, Rhythm. This fundraising event, hosted by LKNVFD, is being held to benefit the Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department.
Aiken To Ride
Sunday September 10, 2017 - Aiken, SC - The ride begins and ends at H. Odell Weeks Recreational Center in Aiken, SC. Registration starts at 7:00 AM and a mass start to begin at 8:00 AM. There are 4 routes offered to riders. We will have SAG Riders, Rest stops along all routes and an after the ride meal. All proceeds from this ride will benefit Special Olympics South Carolina/Area 15.
Shenandoah Valley Century Ride
Sunday September 10, 2017 - Harrisonburg, VA - We invite you to help us celebrate the SHENANDOAH VALLEY CENTURY for some of the finest cycling to be found. The ride starts in Harrisonburg, the bike capital of Virginia, and includes scenic vistas, small towns, beautiful farms, quiet roads, and more. Participants ride at their own pace; the event is not a race. Maps are provided and the route will be patrolled by automobile SAG to provide assistance as needed. A food and drink stop is provided every 25 miles and at the midpoint of the 25-mile ride. Bicycle rides of 25, 50, and 100 miles through the scenic and historic Shenandoah Valley sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition.
Bike MS Tour to Tanglewood
Saturday September 16, 2017 - Clemmons, NC - Bike MS Tour to Tanglewood offers multiple rally route options including 15, 35, 50, 65 or 100 miles on Saturday, and 15, 25, 40, 50 or 65 miles on Sunday. Mountain Bike Trail options are also available at Tanglewood Park.
Blowing Rock Fall Classic
Saturday September 16, 2017 - Blowing Rock, NC - The Blowing Rock Fall Classic is a 72 mile bike ride on Saturday, September 16, 2017. It is part of a Triple Crown of bike rides along with Blood, Sweat & Gears and the Beech Mountain Metric of the High Country Cycling Hat Trick. The circuit has an elevation gain of over 6000 feet and follows some of the most scenic roads in the state. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Winter Warmer Project, a charity created by the Blood, Sweat & Gears ride that helps provide warm clothes and bedding for people in need.
Saturday September 16, 2017 - Harrisonburg, VA - Bike Shen is a family friendly and healthy way to support six local agencies: Mennonite Central Committee, Virginia Mennonite Missions, MennoMedia, Our Community Place, Roberta Webb Child Care Center, and NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center.
Pedal Hilton Head Island
Sunday September 17, 2017 - Hilton Head, SC - Pedal Hilton Head Island, the largest bike event in the Lowcountry, returns this year with a completely transformed event that will take riders for the first time all the way around the Island and beyond. From the hard-packed sands of Coligny Beach to bridges, Pinckney Island, the flyover, and the roads and bike paths in between, join us for a spirited ride around Hilton Head Island with 100% of funds going to the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.
Tour 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.
Tour 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.
Cycle 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.
Culpeper 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.
RVA 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.
Tour 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….
Tour 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.
White 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.
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!
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.
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.
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