Cherokee Foothills Bike Trek - Greenville Spinners - Greenville Free Clinic

 

Greenville Spinners in partnership with the Greenville Free Clinic announce...

Cherokee Foothills Bicycle Tour

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Saturday Oct 5, 2013

The Cherokee Foothills Bike Tour is an established ride that was first conceived in the 1970's.  For the second year, the Greenville Spinners teams up with the Greenville Free Clinic to host this event.  All profits will go entirely to the Free Clinic. The Free Clinic provides basic medical services to those who don't have access to healthcare you and I take for granted.  This includes dental care.  This is a family friendly event with four routes so riders of any ability can participate.  Children and youth (under age 18) can participate at a 50% discount from the adult rate.  Riders under age 16 must be accompanied by an registered adult.  You can ride a century (100 miles) to a fun 10 mile ride with a 28 and 65 mile rides in between.  Two SAG vehicles will be roving the routes to assist as needed.  There are four rest stops stocked with refreshments and liquids.   At the end of the event (served 11AM until 4PM) a BBQ lunch is also included by Henry's Smokehouse.  Both Pork or Chicken and a vegetarian option will be available.  When you preregister before the Sept. 23rd deadline a special 100% cotton beefy tee commerating the ride is included!  There will be free refreshments and raffles of bike gear including a jersey signed by local pro cyclist George Hincapie the night before the event at pack pick-up.  Now where can you get all this value for only $40 early registration?

The Free Clinic wants to showcase their downtown facility to the cycling community.  The Friday Oct. 4th 5:00PM - 8:00PM is packet pickup at the Free Clinic.  Packets will include your tee shirt (ordered during early registration), bib number, route sheet for the ride you signed up for along with other special offers and coupons.  Best of all there will be door prizes like a signed George Hincapie jersey and other cycling items donated by local bike shops.  There is also a silent auction on a few neat items like a ride and lunch with George Hincapie. Your chance of winning an item is very high!  Refreshments will be served along with tours and videos to explain the work the Free Clinic performs for the community.  We are also auctioning off a neat Bianchi City/Commuter bike on Ebay.  Check it out at this link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360751385327  Take time before the ride to attend this event.  It's well worth it.

  View of the beautiful area where we will be riding

RIDE FEATURES:   FOUR ROUTES 100mi, 65mi, 28mi, 10mi - TWO SAG VEHICLES  -  ROUTE SHEETS  -  ROUTE MARKED - FOUR REST STOPS - BBQ LUNCH - COMMERATIVE HEAVY DUTY COTTON TEE SHIRT

Who:            Any Interested Cyclist, riders under age 16 must be accompied by an adult, riders must follow rules and wear helmet

What:           Cherokee Foothills Bike Tour -   $40 Adult - $20 Youth/Children (under 18)  You must register before the Sept. 23rd deadline to guarantee a tee shirt.   Registration link: Click here   On-Line Registration closes Oct. 4th   Day of the event fee is $45 (no tee shirt).

When:          Saturday Oct 5, 2013  - 100 and 65 mile rides start at 8:00AM, 28 mile starts at 9:00AM and 10 mile ride at 10:00AM

Where:         All Rides Start/End at North Greenville University Athletic Field

Why:            To enjoy riding while helping the less fortunate in Greenville with basic medical and dental services    

Questions?  Contact Ken Drescher at kdresch@aol.com

Ride Start Directions:  Go to North Greenville University using the map below.  The ride starts in the NGU Athletic Field across Hwy 414 from the University.  You will see parking and cyclists gathering in the open area with the athletic buildings in the back (check images below).  Please use the trash cans and restrooms that NGU is providing.   All riders must wear helmets, sign a waiver and agree to follow the rules of the road.
 
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