When: 9:00 am, Saturday May 15, 2021
Where: 4063 Jordan Road, Greer, SC 29651
About: DeTour de Skunk is a benefit ride that begins and ends at the Albino Skunk Music Festival just off SC-14 a few miles north of Greer. You need not attend the festival to ride (most riders don’t). We have 15 and 35 mile carefully-chosen routes marked with signs and road paint arrows. If you ride in the area, you’ve probably seen the painted skunk arrows at our turns. Masks required and social distancing at check in. We’ve got plenty of space to accommodate and space everyone out at check in and on roll out.
The routes pass Campbell’s Covered Bridge (15 & 35) and the Poinsett Bridge (35), with a manned refreshment stop at each. Short route is beginner-friendly with 640 feet of gain and some small hills; long route has 1928 feet of gain, with one climb of note past Camp Old Indian. We have plenty of onsite parking for riders in our festival parking area.
Cost: Sign-up is $40 in advance (through May 12) or day-of. Advance registration and details are available on our website. Day of sign-up, cash or check only please. Check in starts at 8:00 at the entrance to our festival parking area at 4063 Jordan Road, and we roll at 9:00. Please be on-site no later than 8:30 to sign up, get your swag, sign a waiver, receive instructions, route information, SAG contact info., etc.
Riders get a commemorative shirt, wristband for limited early entry to the festival til 2pm-ish (music starts Saturday at 11:30), and a craft beer from The Community Tap beer garden (21 and over only). We also sell discounted festival tickets for riders if you care to stay the rest of the day (music until 11 o’clock pm or so – check our website for details on socially distanced event).
We will have a professional bike tech on site to provide pre-ride bike checks and on-call SAG from Ben Schowe of Greer’s own Benchmark Bicycle Supply Co.
Our Cause: The beneficiary of our Spring 2021 ride will be SC resident Patton Wages of the bluegrass band Volume Five. Patton suffered a stroke earlier this year and has a long and expensive recovery ahead of him. Treatment and costs are ongoing. Details about Patton’s situation and a link to make a direct donation are found here.
Maps/Sign-up: To get more information or route maps (Ride With GPS or Google), and to sign up visit this link.
Facebook Event: To follow along on our Facebook event page visit this link.