What: Bike Bluffton
When: November 5th, 2023 @ 8:00 a.m.
Where: Bluffton, SC
Riders will experience the natural beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry in Bluffton: The Heart of the Lowcountry in one of four safe and fun cycling route options. There’s a route for every rider and ability!
This is their 2nd annual event. All proceeds will go to The Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton. They are looking to raise $70,000. Last year, $50,000 was raised thanks to 300 riders, donors, and dozens of local sponsors.
2nd Annual Cycling Event benefitting the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton, SC
We’re thrilled to offer Lowcountry riders the opportunity to experience Bluffton’s beauty. Riders of various levels of experience will enjoy carefully planned, scenic routes while simultaneously giving back to the children of our community who need it most.
The Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton has served over 4,500 children ages 6-18 since opening its doors in 1998. Nearly 50% of the Club members are living in a single-parent household and 40% are living below the Federal poverty line. The Club has faced significant capacity challenges since COVID. With an annual operating budget of more than $1MM, existing fundraisers contribute to just 35% of the annual fund. Bike Bluffton is expected to become a significant annual fundraiser and community event promoting fitness while showcasing the beauty of the Lowcountry.
There are 4 route options designed to offer something for everyone. The 62-mile (metric century) and 30-mile road rides are for avid cyclists. The 10-mile pathway ride is for fitness enthusiasts who may not have extensive biking experience but are looking for a challenge. The family-friendly 2-mile ride is designed for the Club members and their families, and community members who want to get out and support The Boys & Girls Club.
All routes will have ride ambassadors, course marshals, and public safety personnel. Riders are expected to maintain an average pace for each route:
- 62-mile: 17-20 MPH
- 30-mile: 13-16 MPH
- 10-mile: 8-10 MPH
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS.
There will be rest/snack stops on the 62- and 30-mile routes with portable restrooms or facilities. Stay for the post-event food and festivities!
Riders: please line up 15 minutes prior to the start of your ride for event announcements.
This is a Rain or Shine event. No refunds or transfers.
The safety of our participants and volunteers is our most important concern and if any of the threatening weather conditions are present the day of the event (tornado warning, tornado watch, thunderstorm, heavy rain or a hurricane decides to visit), the event may be delayed or canceled.
When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, such conditions fall under the label “acts of mother nature,” it will not result in refunding of any event entry fees or future event credits, since funds were already spent in preparation for your event day.