100% of Every Rider Raised Dollar Goes Directly to Cancer Research

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Join us November 1-2, 2019, for a weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism. LOWVELO offers a full service experience by providing nutrition, hydration, first aid, bike maintenance, transportation, lodging and entertainment to ensure a safe, successful and fun weekend for all of its riders.

Route Options

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1-Day Ride

$750 minimum fundraising
commitment

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1-Day Ride

$1,250 minimum fundraising commitment

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1-Day Ride

$1,500 minimum fundraising commitment

Pelotons

A Peloton is a great way for a group of five or more individuals to share their experience. Peloton members can include riders, virtual riders, or volunteers. In addition to the individual member profiles, a separate Peloton profile allows you to highlight your Peloton roster and your motivation for coming together to end cancer.

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VIRTUAL RIDERS

No riding. No volunteering. Just straight-up fundraising. It’s a great way to join the LOWVELO community and do your part to help us reach our goal.

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Volunteer

We are extremely grateful for the time, talent and energy that our dedicated volunteers bring to LOWVELO weekend. Please join us as a volunteer for LOWVELO19.

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FAQ

We understand you may have some questions about LOWVELO so we’ve done our best to answer some of the more obvious questions on our specific FAQ sections:

Riders who have not met their minimum fundraising commitment by Jan. 2, 2020, will be charged the difference between their fundraising-to-date and the amount they committed to raise during the registration process. If you're looking for creative inspiration, check out the blog links below. If you're unsure of the status of your fundraising efforts, please take a moment to log in to your rider profile at www.lowvelo.org and check your fundraising progress. Another great resource is our fundraising toolkit. Some Pelotons are in the lucky position of having raised a surplus of funds beyond their riders' minimum commitments. In that case, it may be possible to do fund sharing. See an explanation of fund sharing in the Peloton FAQ.

Top LOWVELO fundraisers reveal their secrets to success

How a grandmother's cancer battle inspired one rider to crush her fundraising goal

Creative ways to raise LOWVELO donations, plus a few social media tips
PELOTONS are eligible for fund-sharing! This means that Peloton captains have the discretion, if they choose, to share the surplus of funds generated beyond the Peloton's minimum requirement, to those riders (on the peloton) who have not met their minimum fundraising requirement. The funds that can be considered for this sharing extends to virtual riders supporting the team as well as funds aggregated in the general Peloton.

Each captain will be provided a breakdown of the team's total fundraising shortly after the fundraising window closes on Jan. 2, 2020. The Peloton captain then is responsible for providing the team with directions about how he/she chooses to allocate the excess fundraising. Riders on a Peloton are requested to communicate with their captains with feedback about their fund-sharing preferences.
Nov. 1-2, 2019
The Rider Playbook, which houses everything from the ride weekend itinerary and logistical ride weekend instructions to road safety guidelines, can be accessed here. Every rider should thoroughly review the Playbook prior to ride weekend.
Your Rider Credentials Packet, which includes your LOWVELO jersey, LOWVELO bib, food-and-drink wristband and more, should be picked up by the rider at Check-In at the LOWVELO Opening Ceremony at Riverfront Park on Fri. Nov. 1 between 3 and 8:30 p.m. Be sure to have your ID on hand when picking up.
Check-in is on Fri. Nov. 1 at Riverfront Park, 3-8:30 p.m., during the Opening Ceremony featuring the Blue Dogs, a short LOWVELO program, food, and beverages.
Riverfront Park at 1061 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston, S.C., 3-8:30 p.m.
Yes. There will be complimentary Lowcountry cuisine available Friday night for riders and Friday volunteers. You can access the food and drink via your wristband from your Rider Credentials Packet, available via Check-In at the Opening Ceremony between 3 and 8:30 p.m. The event is ticketed and open to the general public. Non-riders can purchase tickets here.
5:30 a.m. Parking lots at Riverfront Park open
6 a.m. Breakfast available, emergency bike maintenance, bag check (if not done Friday), bike pick-up
7 a.m. 100- and 50-mile riders called to start
7:30 a.m. 100- and 50-mile riders depart
7:45 a.m. 25-mile riders called to start
8:15 a.m. 25-mile riders depart
There is a finale celebration with a Swig & Swine lunch at each finish line. Finale festivities (for 25-mile riders) at Riverfront Park are from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Finale festivities (for 50- and 100-mile riders) at Shipyard Park are from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Riders, Saturday volunteers, and kids 12 and under eat for free. Family and friends may purchase meal tickets here.
Yes. LOWVELO will have rotating shuttles that will depart every 30 minutes from Shipyard Park and return you to Riverfront Park. Shuttles are for transport of people only, and bikes will be transported separately, but at the same time. The shuttle schedule will begin at 12 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m.
No. We realize it may be easier for some to drop off bikes the day before the ride, but it’s not required. You can check in your bike with a bike valet at the Opening Ceremony on Fri. Nov. 1 at Riverfront Park. Bikes will be safely stored overnight at the venue.
Yes, there is a minimum fundraising commitment for each route as follows:
  • 25 Miles, 1-day ride - I commit to raise $750 for Cancer Research
  • 50 Miles, 1-day ride - I commit to raise $1,250 for Cancer Research
  • 100 Miles, 1-day ride - I commit to raise $1,500 for Cancer Research
The registration fee for riders is $99.
Just about any bike will accomplish a 25 or 50-mile ride. If you are riding 100 miles, you may want to consider investing in a road bike.
We are allowing ebikes on the 25-mile route, however, riders are responsible for their own charging. While we have bike mechanics available, we cannot ensure they will be equipped to make ebike repairs.
Each rider must pay a non-refundable registration fee that does not count towards his or her minimum fundraising commitment. The appropriate amount is charged to the rider’s card upon registration. The rider’s card information must remain on file in case you do not reach your fundraising minimum by the fundraising deadline. After the fundraising deadline, your card will be charged for the remainder of your commitment, if any.
You can cancel your participation up to 30 days (October 2, 2019) prior to LOWVELO. Please contact the LOWVELO Team at for instructions.
Personalize your rider profile, then direct your friends and family to your rider page and ask them to donate to your ride! We’ve come up with some fundraising tips to help you reach and hopefully exceed your fundraising goal. They can be found in the Fundraising Toolkit in the LOWVELO Media section on the home page. Download the fundraising toolkit here.
Fundraising deadline is 60 days (January 2, 2020) after LOWVELO.
Yes, you are able to use LOWVELO’s logos for your personal fundraising efforts. Please send any final designs that use LOWVELO’s assets to Kelly Smith at
Riders who have not met their minimum fundraising commitment by Jan. 2, 2020, will be charged the difference between their fundraising-to-date and the amount they committed to raise during the registration process. If you're looking for creative inspiration, check out the blog links below. If you're unsure of the status of your fundraising efforts, please take a moment to log in to your rider profile at www.lowvelo.org and check your fundraising progress. Another great resource is our fundraising toolkit. Some Pelotons are in the lucky position of having raised a surplus of funds beyond their riders' minimum commitments. In that case, it may be possible to do fund sharing. See an explanation of fund sharing in the Peloton FAQ.

Top LOWVELO fundraisers reveal their secrets to success

How a grandmother's cancer battle inspired one rider to crush her fundraising goal

Creative ways to raise LOWVELO donations, plus a few social media tips
A High Tide Club member is anyone who has maintained at least $5,000 in their fundraising account as of the fundraising deadline.
PELOTONS are eligible for fund-sharing! This means that Peloton captains have the discretion, if they choose, to share the surplus of funds generated beyond the Peloton's minimum requirement, to those riders (on the peloton) who have not met their minimum fundraising requirement. The funds that can be considered for this sharing extends to virtual riders supporting the team as well as funds aggregated in the general Peloton.

Each captain will be provided a breakdown of the team's total fundraising shortly after the fundraising window closes on Jan. 2, 2020. The Peloton captain then is responsible for providing the team with directions about how he/she chooses to allocate the excess fundraising. Riders on a Peloton are requested to communicate with their captains with feedback about their fund-sharing preferences.
A Peloton is a team. Pelotons are a great way for a group of five or more individuals to share their experience. In addition to the individual rider profile pages, a separate Peloton profile page allows you to highlight your Peloton roster and your motivation for riding. Peloton members can share donations made to the Peloton as a whole and/or can share funds raised by individual members. Funds may only be shared with fellow Peloton members at the end of the fundraising period.
LOWVELO is thrilled to offer the following accommodation discounts for participating riders through our generous local hotel partnerships:


Cambria Charleston Riverview Hotel
84 Ripley Point Dr.
West Ashley

Have a group coming to the Lowcountry for LOWVELO? Go here for discounted rooms, from $179, for groups of 10 or more, and enjoy spectacular views of the Ashley River. At Cambria, you're only a stone's throw from historical downtown Charleston.

Go here for discounted rooms.


Holiday Inn Express
3025 W. Montague Ave.
N. Charleston

Stay less than 15 minutes from the starting line and get 15 percent off the standard hotel rate at the Holiday Inn Express in North Charleston. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance.

Get the discount here.


A Super Peloton is a group of Pelotons that is formed by a large company, community or organization. A Super Peloton allows different offices, departments, or groups to work together to End Cancer on both a small and large scale. Super Pelotons have the same benefits as individual Pelotons. If your group is interested in starting a Super Peloton please contact the LOWVELO team and we can help get you all set up.
1. Minimum age of 14 to participate and fundraise for 25 and 50 miles no later than Friday, November 1, 2019.
2. Minimum age of 16 to participate and fundraise for 100 miles no later than Friday, November 1, 2019.
You are able to start a Peloton during the rider registration process. If you want to create a Peloton after you've registered, head to your rider dashboard.
LOWVELO may receive matching gifts through the MUSC Foundation. When submitting a matching gift to your company, please provide the following:

Payable to MUSC Foundation
18 BEE STREET, MSC 450 CHARLESTON, SC 29425-4500
Tax ID 57-6028985

Additionally, please include the name of the rider who will be receiving the matching gift.
Yes, the Peloton Captain can change the name of their Peloton in their rider dashboard.
You are able to join a Peloton during the rider registration process. If you want to join a Peloton after you've registered, head to your rider dashboard.
Participants can be a member of only one Peloton because membership can involve sharing funds and funds may only be shared among Peloton members.
No, the members of a Peloton do not have to ride the same distance.
You can invite someone to join your Peloton from your rider dashboard.
Yes! But please remember that while we accept cash, we do not accept change. Please exchange your coins for cash before submitting them to LOWVELO.
We need over 500 volunteers to make LOWVELO run smoothly. From registration to hospitality, the perfect role awaits you. Go here to register as a volunteer today.
Rider credentials may be picked up on Friday, November 1 at Riverfront Park, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. or Saturday, November 2, from 6 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Yes! Your friends and family who are not riding may purchase tickets here.
Yes! We encourage your friends and family to cheer you on as you cross the finish line! The finales are free to attend. If non-riders would like to purchase meal tickets (barbecue lunch from Swig & Swine), they may do so here:
Yes! Swig and Swine is catering both finish lines, which is free for riders. Friends and family may purchase tickets here:
6 a.m. The first riders will be called to start at 7:15 a.m.
Here’s your packing list. Keep in mind some of these things can go in the bag you can check at Bag Check at Riverfront Park:
  • Helmet
  • Extra water bottle
  • Saddle bag with tire levers, patch kits, two spare inner tubes, and cycling multi-tool
  • Tuned-up bike with hand pump and two CO2 cartridges + nozzle
  • Cycling shoes, cycling shorts and/or tights, cycling shirt or jersey, socks, gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Cell phone for emergency use only (in a Ziplock bag—carry with you)
  • ID, money/credit card, insurance card (carry with you)
  • Prescription medication and car/house keys (carry with you)
  • Casual clothes/shoes for after the ride
  • Rain gear
  • Sweatshirt or fleece
  • Plastic bag(s) to protect dry clothing in case of rain and to pack wet items.
LOWVELO will have rotating shuttles that will depart every 30 minutes from Shipyard Park, and return you to Riverfront Park. Shuttles are for transport of people only, and bikes will be transported separately, but at the same time. The shuttle schedule will begin at 12 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m.
Luckily, LOWVELO has partnered with three amazing local bike shops — Trek Bicycle Store, Cooper River Cycles and Ride Bikes — that will happily get you squared away. Here’s what they’re offering to registered LOWVELO riders:
  • Free bike diagnostic
  • Donation to your LOWVELO account if you purchase a bicycle or 10% off purchase of non-discounted accessories when purchased with a bike
  • 10% discount on accessories (electronics, wheels excluded. Other exclusions may apply)
  • 10% discount on most extensive maintenance packages
Thanks to the Holy Spokes bike-share program, that’s no longer an obstacle. A new partnership between LOWVELO and local bike-share program Holy Spokes will grant registered LOWVELO riders unlimited access to Holy Spokes bikes for $5. The Holy Spokes-LOWVELO membership gives riders access to the entire fleet of 250 Holy Spokes bikes across 26 hubs on the Charleston peninsula for the purpose of LOWVELO training. What’s more, that low-cost membership is good for an entire year. When registering for the membership, riders are also given the option to reserve one of 75 Holy Spokes bikes for Nov. 2, ride day, for riders biking the Sunbelt Rentals 25-mile route. But riders of any route, be it the 25, Boeing 50, or Jerry Zucker 100, will have unlimited access to train on the bikes. Read more about the Holy Spokes-LOWVELO membership here.
Yes! We are on Facebook here, Twitter here, and Instagram here. When promoting your ride and fundraising, be sure to tag us and use hashtags #LOWVELO19 and #LOWVELO, especially during ride weekend. Need some help making your own LOWVELO art and graphics? See our Asset Kit under Lowvelo Resources at Lowvelo.org here.
Visit https://lowvelo.org
Sign in using the user name and password you created when you registered.
Now you’re on your profile page.
From here you may:
  • upgrade your ride
  • Share your profile to social media
  • Invite friends to ride with you
  • Invite friends donate
To edit your profile, place the cursor of over “My Rider Profile” found on the left navigation bar. Click “edit profile”. This is where you may upload a profile image, write your story, share videos or other images for prospective donors to view. Some ideas of photos to share include:
  • Training for LOWVELO
  • Group fundraisers you’re participating in
  • Photos of you with those you’re riding for
  • Photos of you with other peloton members
    • Good luck! Ride Safe!
Only the peloton captain has access to change the peloton profile (Follow rider instructions, but replace the word "rider" with "peloton".)