FestiVELO 2014 will take place over Veterans Day weekend Wednesday, November 5 to Monday, November 10. Ride on November 6, 7, 8 & 9 and there will be a free ride on Monday the 10th.
This year we will ride and lodge in scenic Santee, South Carolina. Santee is known for gold and scenic southern views and you’ll enjoy them on the mostly flat rides with distances between 20 and 110 miles of rural routes, cotton fields and friendly small towns.
Jim Van Horn participated in this ride last year and plans to ride again in 2014. His comments:
It was well supported with plenty of food both before during and after the rides. It is based again this year out of Santee, SC with the host hotel which is the Whitten Inn serving as the start and stop point each day. They vary the rides each day by going out in a different direction and it is on roads and there are no trails.
Some of you may not have any interest as it is pretty flat except for one day where it headed out towards Columbia and depending on the distance you could have a little over 5000 ft of climb which for some of you will seem flat. However when we did not have hills it did make up for it with wind. Last year I think there were 135 riders so you don't have to worry about crowds.