Save the date for the inaugural Tour de Plantersville discovery ride
Saturday, April 21, 2018
$35 for adults
$15 for children
What is a Discovery Ride?
Kicking off at 7:30am on April 21, 2018, The Tour de Plantersville is a unique cycling event designed to bring people together TO DISCOVER…
Why Plantersville South Carolina: Plantersville offers the only Scenic Byway in Georgetown County. Along the Byway and throughout the ride there are ten plantations from the Colonial era that are part of the region’s rich rice farming history. These sites contain a number of pre-Civil War landmarks – mansions, slave houses, churches, rice Chimneys and other ruins. There are designated stops along the ride to encourage bike-riders to explore these grounds.
In addition, the area is rich in natural beauty. The Dirleton Plantation-Samworth Wildlife Management Area is located along this stretch of byway and offers a chance to see some of the region’s wildlife in its natural habitat.
Festival: The Festival area is open to all from 9 – 2 pm. It will feature entertainment, food and vendors. Entertainment will include music, a children’s area with inflatables and much more as well as a Vendor Village coordinated by the Gullah Geeche Chamber of Commerce. For additional details on the Vendor Village or to participate as a vendor Marilyn@gullahgeecheechamber.org. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
ReggaeInfinity will be performing authentic Roots Reggae from noon – 2 pm. Based in Columbia SC, band members hail from various Caribbean Islands plus the US. Original, positive music along with occasional covers keeps everyone feeling, dancing and listening to the positive vides. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy!
Health: Discover your own strength by challenging yourself on one of the routes planned for the event. The Tour de Plantersville encourages physical activity for all participants in the hopes of combating sedentary lifestyles and especially childhood obesity. Group participation, including children, is strongly encouraged.
Harmony: Foster community togetherness during the ride and at the post-ride celebration. The Tour de Plantersville provides a safe and fun environment to build meaningful relationships and to learn – developing a sense of pride for the area’s beauty, history and people. Come together for The Village Group, the Village Flyers Bicycle Club, and Plantersville Summer Academy, which engages underserved local youth in summer learning programs to encourage leadership and support academic success.
There are 2 ways you can register:
Our Honorary Chairman
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
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In the event of inclement weather, the post-ride event will be moved into the Plantersville Elementary School multi-purpose room. Riders may shorten their rides, or, if there is lightning in the area, all riders will be advised to return indoors as soon as possible. Shuttles will depart immediately to assist riders. The TDP will not be rescheduled to Sunday due to the fact that many of the registered participants will be unable to attend due to religious services and various other obligations. In the event that the TDP is cancelled due to dangerous weather, registered participants may not receive any reimbursement, and all fundraised dollars will be donated to TVG for the purpose of enhancing its summer programs.
Notice: Please read this carefully so you fully understand this notice and its contents, and agree to its terms. FOR YOURSELF OR YOUR MINOR CHILD, AS PARTICIPANT IN THE TOUR DE PLANTERSVILLE, AND YOU AGREE: I have chosen to participate in this event sponsored by The Village Group. I understand that this ride has risks of injury and damage to person and property ranging from slight to severe. I undertake that risk of my own free will, and understand that I alone am responsible for my safety during the Tour De Plantersville along the premises where the program takes place. I understand these facts, and I am participating in this activity at my own risk. I further represent that I have undertaken to prepare myself for this program, and I have not received any medical or other professional advice to abstain because of my health or physical condition. I know of no reason why I should not participate in this program. If I am injured in any way during the conduct of this program, I authorize The Village Group to seek whatever medical attention may appear to be necessary, and I will be financially responsible for such care