Ride to the Rock planned Sept. 24

PICKENS — The Pickens Rotary Club will present the fourth annual Ride to the Rock cycling event on Sept. 24.

Day-of-ride registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the ride will start at 9 a.m. The Ride to the Rock will start and finish at 319 Ann St. in Pickens.

The Ride to the Rock will have three different routes that leave Pickens and go to Pumpkintown, Table Rock and Caesar’s Head. The rides are for 40k, 60k and 100k. The ride will be fully supported with rest stops and a SAG vehicle. There will also be a beer garden and food vendors at the finish line. Riders will receive a complimentary meal, a complimentary beer and a ride T-shirt. Food and drinks will be sold as well.

The ride is a fundraiser to support the Pickens Rotary Club’s charitable projects. One project is to install six AEDs in vital locations, including the McKissick Senior Center, the Hagood Senior Center and the Pickens Recreation Center. Another project is to continue to improve the Doodle Trail with signage and a water fountain at the Rotary rest stop. The Doodle Trail is a rail to trail connecting Easley and Pickens that has been open a year now and is providing a safe walking and cycling trail to thousands of people.

Visit to see additional information and maps of the routes and to register to ride.