If you’re looking for an awesome cycling event for the entire family, you will want to make your way to Greenville, SC for Memorial Day Weekend. In between the USA Cycling Professional Time Trial Championships on May 28 and the Road Race Championships on May 30 is the Stars & Stripes Challenge presented by Amgen.
The Stars & Stripes Challenge pb Amgen is a fundraising ride on May 29, 2011 to help in the fight against cancer. It was started locally in Greenville and has since grown to one of the most successful events on the cycling calendar. This year, we’re expecting thousands of cyclists to participate and ride on some of the same roads frequented by George Hincapie and many other top level professional cyclists. Start/Finish will be at Gateway Park in Travelers Rest, SC located right along the Swamp Rabbit Trail that connects downtown Greenville with northern Greenville County. This is the ideal location to launch some of the most beautiful rides in Upstate South Carolina.
The event was originally started by the Palmetto Peloton Project, a passionate group of cyclists in Greenville that understand that everyone’s lives are being touched by cancer in some way. They wanted to create non-profit events that raise money for our local community and make real impacts in the fight against the disease. Funds raised by the Stars & Stripes Challenge benefit cancer research, outreach and advocacy right here in Greenville and across the nation. To date, the P3 organization has raised more than $1 million for the selected beneficiaries! That’s real impact indeed.
Raise $500 for the cause to get one of these beautiful Hincapie jerseys.
Join us for the fun Memorial Day Weekend and bring the whole family. There are rides and events available for all ability levels. Let’s help the P3 reach their fundraising goals at this year’s event. But, let’s also celebrate cycling and ride some of the most scenic roads in the US. Did I also mention the world-class bicycle racing you can witness when you’re not pedaling? See you in Greenville May 28-30, 2011.
Routes have been announced if you want to check them out before you get here:
10 Mile Route - 11.3 miles, 843 ft of climbing
25-30 Mile Route - 28 miles, 2158 ft of climbing
Metric Route - 64.2 miles, 4379 ft of climbing
Century Route - 106.6 miles, 7524 ft of climbing