The Ride to the Rock is a fun and challenging ride starting in Pickens, SC and going to the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway 11 where you will have a beautiful view of Table Rock Mountain. You will have the option to choose between 3 levels for the ride: 40k, 60k, and 100k.
The 40k will leave Pickens, pass through Pumpkintown and return to Pickens. This route will not have a view of Table Rock. Use this link to view the route and cue sheet:
The 60k ride travels through Hidden Valley and Pumpkintown to Highway 11. This ride will then go on Highway 11 to the Sunset Community and return by way of Nine Times. Use this link to view the route and cue sheet:
The Metric Century also travels through Hidden Valley and Pumpkintown. However, this ride continues on Highway 8 to Highway 11 and then climbs 6 miles to the top of Caesar's Head. The return ride comes down the back of Caesar's Head and joins Highway 11 at Aunt Sue's. The route then continues down Highway 11 to Highway 178 and climbs north to the Eastatoe valley and circles back to the Sunset Community. From Sunset you return by way of Nine Times to Pickens. Use this link to view the route and cue sheet:
The rides are fully supported with SAG vehicles and 4 rest stops. The ride will occur rain or shine. All riders must wear helmets. Riders under age 16 must be accompanied by responsible adult.
Registration for this event is being handled by Active.com. To register please go to:
www.active.com and search for Ride to the Rock.