THE PACKS MOUNTAIN RIDE
A benefit for Overbrook Child Development Center
Saturday April 13, 2013 10:00 AM
View from the ridge along Packs Mountain
This year's Packs Mt. ride is a benefit for Overbrook Child Development Center
in the city of Greenville. Overbrook is an inner city child development center for at-risk 4 year olds and preschool special education students. The students were determined to be at-risk through testing. 96% of the kids qualify for free lunch and many come from single parent families. The center is part of the Greenville County School district and is located Laurens Rd near the I-385 overpass. For more info please visit their website http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/child/about/overbrk.asp
We are suggesting each ride participant contribute a minimum of $15, if you can't afford that, give what you can. If you have the means maybe you can contribute an entire tricycle or scooter (approx. $150 each). All of the ride proceeds will go to fund some new playground equipment that encourages physical activity. They are in need of some additional tricycles and scooters for their unique paved roadway area (see examples below). Also some work is needed on a few other activity areas in the playground. The Spinners Safety Foundation conducted bike safety talks and helmet giveaways at this school last year.
The ride starts on Greenville's Eastside. It heads north from the BiLo parking lot start/finish toward Lake Robinson. The teachers, administrators and maybe even a few students and parents will set up the break at Lake Robinson. Here you can enjoy the great view across the lake while you refuel for the climbing at Packs Mountain. We then cut over to Packs Ridge Rd and ride the ridge over Packs Mountain. On the way home you can stop by a break again at Lake Robinson as needed. The cumulative climb is 3226 ft. Compare this to Assault on Mt. Mitchell which is over 11,000 ft. cumulative climb.
North view from rest stop at Lake Robinson
We will have a SAG vehicle to support the riders on this route. We will provide printed route sheets and the route will be marked. Two rest stops on the route.
Below is the elevation chart for this ride. You can visit http://ridewithgps.com/routes/900082 to get more statistics for this route. Thanks go to Marty Remick for providing this info.
Who: Any Interested Cyclist, riders under age 16 must be accompied by an adult
What: Packs Mountain - Overbrook Child Development Benefit Ride. Approx. 42 miles total distance.
When: Saturday April 13, 2013 10:00 AM
Where: Start at E. North St at Howell Rd BiLo
Why: To enjoy riding while helping Overbrook purchase some new tricycles, scooters and other physical play equipment
Questions? Contact Ken Drescher at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ride Start Directions: From Spartanburg, I-85 S. exit 54 Pelham Rd. Turn right onto Pelham after exiting. Right on Haywood Rd, Bi Lo on the right when you cross E. North St. In Greenville, see map below.
Bi Lo is located at 3715 E North St. Greenville, SC