2018 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, a 62-mile Metric Centry and a 102-mile English Century ride. Check out the 2017 routes below and stay tuned for our 2018 routes!
10-Mile Family Fun Ride
Enjoy a family-friendly ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail into downtown Travelers Rest before returning to Trailblazer Park.
Actual Distance: 9.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 400 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 a transition to open roads and longer rides.
Actual Distance: 23.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,400 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: 37.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 2,200 feet vertical
This route passes through the beautiful scenery north of Travelers Rest, past George Hicanpie'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 Bakery) and 46.
Actual Distance: 62.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 4,000 feet vertical
102-Mile English Century
This route is for advanced cyclists who have properly trained for this event. It's a great early season century for experienced mountain cyclists. Be prepared for thsi course to take 5-7 hours.
Actual Distance: 101.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 6,700 feet vertical
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.