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.
Assault 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.
Tour 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.
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 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.
Cotton 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.
Capital 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
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.
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.
NC 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.
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 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!
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!
Cyclofest 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.
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
RM3 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.
Tour 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.
Hincapie 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.”