Issaqueena's Last Ride was established in 1995 and provides a challenging road 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 panoramic views of Lake Jocassee and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. The 52 and 30 mile rides stay in the foothills, but have shorter climbs. All routes feature scenic rural roads with little traffic.
At registration on Saturday morning baked goods and coffee are available for that last minute fueling. Upon ride completion enjoy home-made sandwiches, soups and other goodies provided by the incredible folks from St. Johns Church. Once again their world famous Pot Liquor Soup will be on the menu.
Dave Qureshi from Speed Shop Cycles in Anderson will be available in the morning for last minute bike adjustments to make your ride go smoother.
Some of the many door prizes include cycling gear from REI, Terry Bicycles and Southpaw Cycles along with Chattooga River white water rafting passes from Nantahala Outdoor Center, zipline passes from Wildwater and free registration to other local bike events.
The registration fee includes a T-Shirt, cue sheets, SAG, and fully stocked rest stops. You must be pre-registered by April 3 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. There is a $5 per person discount off the registration fee for groups of 6 or more. For the group discount, please contact the ride coordinator.
For the last 100, 80 and 60 mile routes, the rest stop on Cassidy Bridge Road will close at 4:00. Routes close and SAG availability ends at 5:00.
The ride benefits Safe Harbor, providing shelter to victims of domestic violence, the Palmetto Conservation Foundation for development of bike trails in Oconee County and St. Johns Lutheran Church supporting their Backpack program sending food home on the week-ends to kids in need.
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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 riders of the 100and 80 miles routes to reach the Wigington Overlook rest stop will receive King and Queen of the Mountain awards.