2018 Route Details
The 2018 Wheels for Meals Charity Ride offered five rides: a 10-mile Family Fun Ride, an intermediate course of 25-miles, a special intermediate 50-mile route in celebration of Meals on Wheels of Greenville's 50th anniversary, an advanced 72-mile route and a 100-mile English Century ride. Check out all of the routes here, or see details on each one below!
10-Mile Family Fun Ride
Enjoy an easy, family-friendly ride down the Swamp Rabbit Trail through Furman University. There will be a rest stop at the Swamp Rabbit Station before you return to Trailblazer Park. This car-free ride is a great introduction to cycling.
Actual Distance: 9.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 400 feet vertical
This ride includes quiet roads and the scenic, rolling terrain north of Travelers Rest. There is a rest stop at Slater Hall Community Center (mile 17). If you are a beginner, there are shortcut options available to shorten the route to 18 or 22 miles. A training ride is available for riders new to the sport or who are making the transition to open roads and longer rides.
Actual Distance: 25.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,600 feet vertical
In celebration of Meals on Wheels of Greenville's 50th Anniversary, a new 50-mile route will be available this year. This ride will take you through the scenic roads above Travelers Rest and along the North Saluda River. There will be a rest stop at mile 19 before you climb Callahan Mountain. There will also be an option available to bypass Callahan Mountain. Past Campbell's Covered Bridge, there will be another rest stop at mile 39 before you return via Little Texas. A training program will be available for riders moving to longer routes.
Actual Distance: 50.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 3,100 feet vertical
This route passes through the beautiful scenery north of Travelers Rest, along the North Saluda River. There is a rest stop at mile 19 before you climb Watershed to Saluda. After the Saluda Grade descent, you'll pass through Tryon and there will be a rest stop at mile 39. Cruise the east shore of Lake Lanier, past Campbell's Covered Bridge to a rest stop at mile 60 before you return via Little Texas.
Actual Distance: 71.9 miles
Elevation Gain: 4,900 feet vertical
100-Mile English Century
This route will take you along the quiet roads from Travelers Rest along the North Saluda River. There will be a rest stop at mile 19 before the Watershed climb to Saluda and the Holbert Cove descent. There will be another rest stop at mile 41 before you ride along Lake Adger. The route will then take you through Mill Spring to a rest stop at mile 66. Cruise the east shore of Lake Lanier, past Cambell's Covered Bridge to a rest stop at mile 88 before you return via Little Texas.
Actual Distance: 100.0 miles
Elevation Gain: 7,200 feet vertical
2018 King & Queen of the Mountain Challenge
One male and one female rider were named the King and Queen of the Mountain by completing the designated Mountain Challenge climb the fastest! All riders in the 72-mile route and 100-mile English Century were eligible to participate in this challenge. The winners were awarded a one-of-a-kind Hincapie prize jersey, shown below.
Distance: 6.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,068 feet vertical
Ride With GPS | Start of ascent was marked with a Start2Finish Events timing station. Due to route layouts, only 72- and 100-mile cyclists were eligible for participation.
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