Issaqueena's Last Ride

Century, Other, Metric Century, Half Century

Event Date

Sat, Apr 21, 2018

9:00 AM100 Mile Bike Ride
80 Mile Bike Ride
60 Mile Mike Ride
50 Mile Bike Ride
30 Mile Bike Ride

Address

301 W Main St
Walhalla, SC 29691

Online registration ends on:
Thu, Apr 19, 2018 6:00 PM EDT

Pricing

Activity Price

100 Mile Bike Ride

  • $35
  • $40 starting 03/01/18
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80 Mile Bike Ride

  • $35
  • $40 starting 03/01/18
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60 Mile Mike Ride

  • $35
  • $40 starting 03/01/18
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50 Mile Bike Ride

  • $35
  • $40 starting 03/01/18
Register

30 Mile Bike Ride

  • $35
  • $40 starting 03/01/18
Register

About This Activity

Issaqueenas Last Ride

2018 will be the 20th consecutive year for Issaqueena's Last Ride!

Issaqueena's Last Ride is a challenging, mountain ride through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills of South Carolina. 

The three longer rides are highlighted by the climb to Wigington Overlook where one is rewarded with expansive views of Lake Jocassee and the surrounding Carolina Piedmont. The 30 mile ride stays in the foothills with shorter climbs. All routes feature scenic rural roads with little traffic.

Registration fee includes pre-ride coffee and baked goods, post-ride meal, T-Shirt, cue sheets, SAG, and fully stocked rest stops.

Ride support provided by Speed Shop Cycles in Anderson, SC

ILR's Race To The TOP! 
The first male and female riders of the metric and the first male and female riders of the 100/80 routes to reach the Wigington Overlook rest stop will receive awards.

You must pre-register by April 11 to be guaranteed a tee-shirt. 
Tee-shirts will be available on a first come first serve basis 
for registrations received after April 11.

All proceeds go to local non-profit charitable organizations including Safe Harbor and the Palmetto Trail Conference.

ROUTE DESCRIPTIONS

100 MILE 
The century route tours the back roads north of Walhalla through the Salem community and around Lake Cherokee before the 5 mile climb up Highway 130. The ride is highlighted by a 1 mile ascent up Wigington Pass with grades reaching 14%. Despite several long descents there are still some rolling hills and a couple of noteworthy ascents before returning to Walhalla. Those riders arriving at the fourth rest stop at Monte Vista Church at mile 72 after 2:45 should divert to the the metric route to return to Walhalla. Route closes and SAG availability ends at 5:00. Total elevation gain is ~8000 ft.

80 MILE 
This route follows the 100 mile route traveling through the backroads of the Salem and Lake Cherokee areas and including the 6 mile climb to the top of Wigington Pass. From Wigington Pass the route then follows the 60 mile route which is mostly downhill with a few moderate climbs before returning to Walhalla. This is a good option for those 100 mile riders arriving at the Monte Vista rest stop at mile 72 after 2:45. Total elevation gain is 6400 feet. 

60 MILE
The metric includes moderate hills north of Walhalla offering great views of the Blue Ridge Foothills before starting the 5 mile climb up Highway 130. Shortly after completing this climb the route turns steeply upward with the thigh-burning 1 mile ascent up Wigington Pass with grades reaching 14%. From here it is mostly downhill but there are still several moderate climbs remaining. Total elevation gain is ~5000 ft. 

52 MILE

This is a middle distance ride without the difficult climbs of the three longer rides. The route follows the quiet roads north of Walhalla through Salem and the scenic Tamassee area with views of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. Total elevation gain is approximately 3000ft.

30 MILE
This slightly hilly route winds it way north of Walhalla but does not include the mountain section of the longer routes. The route makes its way around Lake Cherokee before returning to Walhalla. One rest stop midway provides refreshments. Total elevation gain is ~1000 ft.

Cue sheets, elevation charts and images of previous rides can be found at www.ILRSC.com.


For more information contact:
Ride Coordinator
Don George
cycle.ILR@gmail.com

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Issaqueena's Last Ride is a challenging, mountain ride through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills of South Carolina. The three longer rides are highlighted by the climb to Wigington Overlook where one is rewarded with expansive views of Lake Jocassee and the surrounding Carolina Piedmont. The 50 and 30 mile rides stay in the foothills with shorter climbs. All routes feature scenic rural roads with little traffic. Registration fee includes pre-ride coffee and baked goods, post-ride meal, T-Shirt, cue sheets, SAG, and fully stocked rest stops. Ride support provided by Speed Shop Cycles in Anderson, SC. The first male and female riders of the metric and the first male and female riders of the 100/80 routes to reach the Wigington Overlook rest stop will receive awards.

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