2017 Route Details
The 2017 Wheels for Meals Charity Ride offered five great routes: a 10-mile Family Fun Ride, intermediate courses of 24- and 38-mile lengths, an advanced 62-mile and a 102-mile English Century ride. Check out details from our 2017 routes below, and stay tuned for details on the 2018 event!
2017 Route Details
10-Mile Family Fun Ride
Actual Distance: 9.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 400 feet vertical
This ride is a great introduction to cycling. Take an easy and car-free cruise down the Swamp Rabbit Trail through Furman University to a rest stop at Swamp Rabbit Station before returning to Trailblazer Park.
Actual Distance: 23.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet vertical
This ride includes quiet roads and scenic rolling terrain north of Travelers Rest. There is a rest stop at Slater Hall Community Center (mile 15) before you finish on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Good for riders new to the sport or making the transition to open roads and longer rides.
Actual Distance: 37.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet vertical
This ride will take you along scenic roads above Travelers Rest, past George Hincapie's Hotel Domestique. There is a rest stop at mile 21 before you return along the North Saluda River Valley through Slater-Marietta and finish on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Good for riders moving to longer routes.
Actual Distance: 62.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 4,100 feet vertical
This route passes through the beautiful scenery north of Travelers Rest, past George Hincapie's Hotel Domestique. Enjoy the Watershed climb to Saluda and the rewarding return. Ride along the North Saluda River Valley through Slater-Marietta and cool down on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. There are rest stops at miles 21, 34 (Wild Flour Baker) and 46.
102-Mile English Century
Actual Distance: 101.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 6,700 feet vertical
Ride the quiet and beautiful roads from Travelers Rest past George Hincapie's Hotel Domestique. Enjoy the Watershed climb to Saluda, winding the 176 descent to Tryon through Columbus and Mill Spring. Take on the challenging Green River Cove climb before heading back down the Watershed and returning along the North Saluda River Valley through Slater-Marietta. There are rest stops at miles 21, 34 (Wild Flour Bakery), 56 (Mill Spring Ag Center), 73 (Wild Flour Bakery) and 85.
2017 King & Queen of the Mountain Challenge
One male and one female rider will be named the 2017 King and Queen of the Mountain by completing the designated Mountain Challenge climb the fastest! All riders in the 62-mile route and 102-mile English Century can participate in this challenge. The winners will also be awarded a one-of-a-kind Hincapie prize jersey, shown below.
Distance: 6.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet vertical
Ride With GPS | Start of ascent will be marked with a Start2Finish Events timing station. Due to route layouts, only 62- and 102-mile cyclists are eligible for participation.
Have questions? Contact Karla at 864.233.6565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.