Registration: 8:00 am @ Happy Valley Elementary School located at 1350 Yadkin River Rd, Lenoir, NC
Ride Starts: 9:00 am @ Happy Valley Elementary School located at 1350 Yadkin River Rd, Lenoir, NC
This is a very safe ride, but it is an open course and riders are required to obey all traffic laws. Caldwell County Sheriff's Office and Wilkes County Sheriff's Office will monitor all intersections as riders make their way out onto the course and at major turns.
Returning this year are our friendly State Troopers on motorcycles who will lead out the ride and serve as an escort to those who choose the 50 mile course.
Volunteers will serve as course marshals at various turns throughout the courses to give directions and be available for any communication needs. There will also be two sag vehicles that will each patrol the 25 mile course and the 50 mile course. These vehicles will be equipped with radios that will allow them to contact emergency first responders from any point on the course, regardless of whether there is cell phone service available. They will also be able to offer some mechanical support. Finally, there will be two aid stations to supply riders with snacks, fluids, and other necessary support.
This year, the event will be timed using bib numbers and a clock at the start/finish line. The Finish Line is at Happy Valley Ruritan Club located at 1317 Yadkin River Rd. Please take a moment to pedal up there before starting so that you can know exactly where it is. You will see a banner strung across Yadkin River Road directly above the finish line. There will be a clock clearly visible about 20’ beyond the Finish Line just off the street for you to see your time. After crossing the line, slow down, and take a left turn into the parking area of Happy Valley School.
For those hoping to win their ride, count on your choice of a homemade cake or doughnuts! Prizes will go to the top female and male winners in the 50 and the 24 miler. We will also have a prize for the oldest and youngest rider.