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DeTour de Skunk is a charity bicycle ride through the foothills of the Blue Ridge that begins and ends at the parking area of the SpringSkunk Music Fest (4067 Jordan Rd, Greer, SC 29651) on Saturday May 11, 2024.  The event is open to the public.

The proceeds of the Spring 2024 deTour de Skunk bike ride and merch table raffle/donation bin will help past Skunkfest performer Joshua Ray Walker defray ongoing medical and economic costs of treatment for cancer that will keep him off the road for a good bit of the year.

The price is $50, which includes registration, a commemorative shirt, some riding snacks and such, a wristband good for limited entry into the festival afterwards until 2pm and a complimentary beverage from the Community Tap (if you want to stay all day you can purchase a Saturday ticket for a reduced price of $50, at gate after the ride).  Advance sign-up is available on our ticketing page until the Tuesday evening before the ride.  Day-of sign-ups are available starting at 8:00 am ride day.

Check-in starts Saturday morning at 8:00 am.  The rides depart at 9:00 am sharp!

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There are two routes of differing distance and difficulty.

  • The short route is a beginner-friendly 15 mile run along rolling country roads from the Skunk Farm to 1909 Campbell’s Covered Bridge and back. Here is a Ride With GPS link , and a GoogleMaps link.
  • The long route, which is 35 miles and has a couple of more difficult climbs, includes the short route and also goes through Tigerville and past the 1820 Poinsett Bridge. There are parks at each bridge, where we will have manned rest stops with refreshments, and both offer great views for photos if you like. Here is a Ride With GPS link and a GoogleMaps link.

Note that the GoogleMaps Long Route shows an optional Bypass just north of SC 11 if you wish to go further than the Short Route takes you (along the Long Route up through Tigerville, Bypass parallel to Route 11 before rejoining the Long Route heading back to start), but you want to skip the difficult climb past the Poinsett Bridge.

Both groups will depart together @ 9:00 am.   We leave from the top of the main parking lot at 4067 Jordan Road.

We will have a professional technician on-site for pre-race equipment checks and adjustments, as well as an on-call SAG vehicle if a need arises on the routes.  We will have personnel with food and drink at each rest stop.

And as a reminder, there are two private showers for campers and cyclists on the Skunk property!

Our previous rides and festival attendee donations have generated over $30,000 in contributions thanks to our generous riders and sponsors.  Past rides have supported musicians with medical expenses in addition to various causes in our area.