Registration is open! Ride with us in LOWVELO24 on November 2!

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LOWVELO Ride

A fun, family-friendly event

We are so excited to see you at LOWVELO24 on November 2! LOWVELO features five rides across the Lowcountry for riders of all abilities. Check out the options below.

Registration for LOWVELO24 is now open. Participation includes a LOWVELO24 T-shirt and swag bag as well as admission to the Packet Pick-up Party at Firefly Distillery, Finish Line Block Party after the ride and the LOWVELO24 Awards Ceremony in early 2025. Riders who register for the 23-, 50- and 80-mile routes also get a cycling jersey.

Don’t have a bike? Don’t worry! We have free bikes and helmets available for any riders choosing the 10- or 20-mile route! 

Share your story about why you’re participating in LOWVELO with family, friends, and co-workers and ask them to support you. You have until January 1 to complete your fundraising. If you don’t reach the fundraising minimum for your chosen distance, your credit card on file will be charged for the difference. You can withdraw from the event on or before October 2 and not have to meet the fundraising minimum. 

10-Mile Island Ride

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Easiest

It’s island time! This is a flat, easy 10-mile ride that will start and finish on Isle of Palms. Enjoy coastal views and one large, loud and fun rest stop along the way that you will be able to visit twice on the ride. 

*Riders get a LOWVELO24 T-shirt, swag bag, and admission to the Packet Pick-up Party at Firefly Distillery, Finish Line Block Party after the ride and the LOWVELO24 Awards Ceremony in early 2025. Free bike rentals are available for this route.

Fundraising minimum: $300

20-Mile Island Ride

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Easy

Our 20-mile Island Ride is a flat, easy ride that will start and finish on Isle of Palms. Enjoy coastal views and one large, loud and fun rest stop along the way that you will be able to visit four times on the ride. This route follows the same path as the 10-mile route, but loops around twice, giving riders the chance to challenge themselves with a longer ride without having to cross the Ravenel Bridge.

*Riders get a LOWVELO24 T-shirt, swag bag, and admission to the Packet Pick-up Party at Firefly Distillery, Finish Line Block Party after the ride and the LOWVELO24 Awards Ceremony in early 2025. Free bike rentals are available for this route.

Fundraising minimum: $300

23-Mile Ride

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Difficult

Enjoy a police escort from the start line at Brittlebank Park in downtown Charleston. Riders will be expected to maintain a 10-12 mph average pace through the city. While this is only a 23-mile ride over mostly flat, scenic roads, your first ride challenge comes at mile 3. Please ensure your riding legs and fitness level are ready for a 1.5-mile climb at 5% grade starting at mile 3. This section of the ride will take you over the Ravenel Bridge.

Once you have crested the bridge, you will descend into Mount Pleasant where the police escort ends and the “Rules of the Road” ride begins. Please ensure your bike is in proper working order prior to this ride and that your bike has more than 3 gear options.  

*Riders get a LOWVELO24 T-shirt and cycling jersey, swag bag, and admission to the Packet Pick-up Party at Firefly Distillery, Finish Line Block Party after the ride and the LOWVELO24 Awards Ceremony in early 2025.

Fundraising minimum: $500

50-Mile Ride

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More Difficult

Enjoy a police escort from the start line at Brittlebank Park in downtown Charleston. The 50-mile group will join the 80-mile riders for the escort led through the city by Charleston Police in a rolling enclosure. Riders must be able to stay together and maintain an easy pace of 12 mph. The group will continue to be led up and over the Ravenel Bridge, safeguarded by Charleston Police and SAG vehicles. The bridge is a 1.5-mile climb at 5% grade starting at mile 3. The escort will end once riders exit the bridge in Mount Pleasant. From there, the remainder of the ride is “Rules of the Road.”

*Riders get a LOWVELO24 T-shirt and cycling jersey, swag bag, and admission to the Packet Pick-up Party at Firefly Distillery, Finish Line Block Party after the ride and the LOWVELO24 Awards Ceremony in early 2025.

Fundraising minimum: $1,000

80-Mile Ride

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Most Difficult

Enjoy a police escort from the start line at Brittlebank Park in downtown Charleston. Riders will be led through the city by Charleston Police in a rolling enclosure. Riders must be able to stay together and maintain an easy pace of 12 mph. The group will continue to be led up and over the Ravenel Bridge, safeguarded by Charleston Police and SAG vehicles. The bridge is a 1.5-mile climb at 5% grade starting at mile 3. The escort will end once riders exit the bridge in Mount Pleasant. From there, the remainder of the ride is “Rules of the Road.”

*Riders get a LOWVELO24 T-shirt and cycling jersey, swag bag, and admission to the Packet Pick-up Party at Firefly Distillery, Finish Line Block Party after the ride and the LOWVELO24 Awards Ceremony in early 2025.

Fundraising minimum: $1,500

Stationary Ride

Stationary cycling classes will be held outside on ride day at the LOWVELO finish line on Isle of Palms. 

*Riders get a LOWVELO24 T-shirt, swag bag, and admission to the Packet Pick-up Party at Firefly Distillery, Finish Line Block Party after the ride and the LOWVELO24 Awards Ceremony in early 2025.

Fundraising minimum: $300

Please note: Children 8-13 are welcome to ride the 10- and 20-mile routes with no fundraising requirement. There is a reduced fundraising minimum for children on the three longer routes. Children must be at least 14 to ride the 23- and 50-mile routes and at least 16 to ride the 80-mile route.

All children are required to register and need to select “Student” during the registration process in order to receive the reduced fundraising minimum. There must be one registered adult rider for each registered child. 

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