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WHAT'S NEW IN 2017?
For our returning riders, here's a quick snapshot of what's new this year!
  • The ride this year is going to Folly Beach.  Day 1 of the ride will depart from the Foothills Pregnancy Center in downtown Seneca and arrive in Newberry.  Day 2 will terminate in Orangeburg.  Day 3 will end at Folly beach.
  • The ride had great success last year ... We raised $23,875 and provided $19,987 directly to the pregnancy center.

REGISTRATION
How do I sign up?
Simply click this link to register online! A registration fee of $75 is due upon sign-up.  What do you get for your $75?  An official 2017 SCRide4Life jersey, t-shirt and rolling SAG support during the ride.  You will need to also raise a required fundraising minimum of $300 due no later than check-in.  Registration for SCRide4Life will close on May 1st, so please plan in advance!  Deadline for being assured a jersey is March 31st.  Not a cyclist but want to help anyway?  Click here to register as SAG support. A registration fee of $35 for t-shirts and supplies is due upon sign-up.

FUNDRAISING
How do I start fundraising?
Start by outlining your personal story about why you're participating in this event. Share it with friends, family, and coworkers via USPS, email, social networking, and word of mouth. We have lots of other tips available on our fundraising page!

Where does the money go?
The funds raised through this event benefit the mission of the Foothills Pregnancy Care Center -- FPCC exists to glorify God, the Creator, by protecting and promoting the value of all human life. We offer HOPE through Jesus’ love, HEALING through spiritual and emotional support, and HELP through medical and educational services.  As a 501c3 non-profit for religious purposes Foothills Pregnancy Care Center receives no funding from the federal, state or local government. We depend on churches, businesses and individuals from our community to support the vision and needs of the ministry.
 
How is the money collected?
Donations can be made online, by submitting a check or money order by mail, or by hand-delivering cash, checks or money orders to the 
FPCC
ATTN: SCRide4Life
PO Box 2103
Seneca, SC 29679
Donations can also be turned in upon check-in for the ride.
 
Are donations tax deductible? How do I get a receipt?
All donations are tax deductible, and donors will receive thank-you letters that serve as receipts for tax purposes. Online donors will receive this letter via email confirmation.
 
JERSEY & TSHIRTS
 
Do participants receive a cycling jersey?
Every rider will receive the official SCRide4Life Jersey and T-Shirt.

LOGISTICS OF THE RIDE
 
When and where does the ride begin each day?
We're planning these details now -- stay tuned for more information! 

How do we ride?
Groups of 7-10 people are formed according to rider ability.  Each group is supported by rolling SAG. The whole ride leaves at the same time on the first two days.  The third day the fasted teams leave last and chase the slower teams to the finish.   Each group will ride together.

How far do we ride each day?
Each day the main groups of riders will ride from hotel to hotel approximately 100 miles each day.  Not up to that level of cycling?  A metric century option is also available where support will take you approximately 40 miles out from the starting location providing for an approximately 60 mile ride each day.

What happens if it rains?
We ride rain or shine, so please pack your rain gear! In the event of severe weather, we will arrange to pick up riders along the route as quickly as possible. Our riders usually finish the route each day by around 3 PM, before the typical summer-evening thunderstorms pop up.
 
Will there be water stops and sag vehicles?
Yes, we'll have rolling support to man rest stops with water, Gatorade and snacks. Rolling SAG includes medical support, mechanical support, and a sweeper that will never pass the final rider. 

Want to help with SAG Support? 
It takes a lot of people to make this event happen. To learn more or sign up, please click here. The deadline for support sign-up is May 1, 2017.  Registration is $35 to cover the cost of T-Shirts and supplies.
 
What if I have an emergency or need to stop?
Emergency phone numbers will be provided on your cue sheets each morning. Please be sure to bring your mobile phone with you during the ride.
 
What is the route like each day?
Click the following links to view detailed routes via Garmin Connect: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3
You can also download the garmin connect app to view these routes on your mobile device using an interactive mapping application. This is a great way to navigate a practice run of the route or have backup navigation handy on the day of the ride.
 
Whom do I contact with questions?
Send an email to scride4life2017@gmail.com with any other questions you might have.
 
MEALS & TRANSPORTATION
 
Are meals provided?
Yes, some meals are provided each day of the ride. On Day 1, light breakfast items are available from Chick-Fil-A; on Days 2 & 3, breakfast will be provided at the hotel where the ride begins.  Snacks are provided along the route.  Lunch is not provided by the ride.  Local churches provide supper each evening for the riders and SAG support staff.
 
Is transportation provided before and after the ride?
Each rider will need to arrange their own transportation back home from Folly Beach.
 
LODGING
 
How do I reserve lodging?
Lodging is the responsibility of each rider. To assist with your arrangements, we have negotiated discounted lodging at the following locations:
Night 1 - $119 / room
Hampton Inn Opera House
1201 Nance Street
Newberry, SC 29108
803-276-6666
Group Name 'Foothills SC Ride 4 Life'
Night 2 - $99 / room
Country Inn and Suites
731 Citadel Road
Orangeburg, SC
803-928-5300
Group Name 'SC Ride 4 Life'
Deadline for room rate April 30th.
Due to the limited number of rooms, we encourage you to share a room with another rider or support person.  You can indicate the name of the person you are rooming with or that you need help with a roommate on your registration.  If you still need help finding a roomate in April, send an email toSCRide4Life2017@gmail.com.

TRAINING
Some Training Rides to Consider....
  • Check out several local facebook/web groups including Mountain Lakes Cyclists, Oakway/Fairplay SC area cyclists, Electric City Endurance, Greenville Spinners and Taccoa Spinners Cycling Club. All of which regularly post weekend rides in the area.
  • Issaqueena's Last Ride - April 22nd starting in Walhalla, SC with 100, 80, 61, 52 and 32 mile options - www.ilrsc.com - benefits Safe Harbor Shelter - Note 50 mile preview ride on March 21
  • Chick-Fil-A Excel Rehab Wellness Ride - date tbd, starting in Seneca, SC with 61 and 28 mile options - find event details on Excel Rehab's facebook page - free ride with free wellness evaluations and lunch

Each rider must fill out and return the following rider waiver upon check-in.

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2017 SC Ride For Life Rider Waiver

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