Raven Rock Ramble 2017

Promoting Organ Donation Awareness and benefitting the UNC Kidney Center

The Raven Rock Ramble is a century (100-mile) bicycle ride that explores the four-county area (Wake, Harnett, Lee, and Chatham) around Raven Rock State Park. Proceeds benefit the UNC Kidney Center for direct patient services.  Since its start in 2002, the Raven Rock Ramble has raised over $228,000 toward kidney health and awareness.

The Raven Rock Ramble endorses cyclist safety and responsibility as promoted by The Peleton Project.

Raven Rock Ramble 2017

The day started cool, ended breezy, but 600+ riders enjoyed an otherwise delightful day for the 16th riding of the Raven Rock Ramble. I expect we'll clear better than $30,000 for the UNC Kidney Center to assist patients with emergency needs.

Videos and pictures!
Videos of start   Drone Video   Facebook album   Dave Gill facebook album   Dave Gill flickr album (high-res)

(Dave Gill is the event photographer. I encourage you to like his facebook page and visit his web site.)

The event date for next 2018 will be Sunday, May 6 (always first Sunday in May). Registration will open on December 1 and fill within 1-2 days.

Facts at a glance:

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017 - rain or shine
Distances: 100 miles, 86 miles, 100K (62 miles), 42 miles, 50K (31 miles), 10 miles. See the Routes page for details.
Registration: Via Registration page. You can pay by check, credit card, or PayPal.
Registration
Pick-up:
You may pick up your registration packet on Friday, May 5 (10:00am -7:00pm), or Saturday, May 6 (10:00am - 5:00 pm) at All-Star Bike shop in Cary (in Salt Box village) [map].  Registration packets will be available starting at 7:30am the morning of the event (Sunday, May 7 at Harris Lake County Park at the Longleaf shelter.
Address:  1241 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27511
Time: Park opens at 7:30am. Announcements start promptly at 8:30 on road in front of parking area. 100, 86, 62, and 42 mile rides start after announcements; 31 and 10 mile rides start 5 minutes later.  Anyone wishing a more relaxed start may leave with the second group.  All routes close at 4:30pm.
Place: Harris Lake County Park in southwest Wake County, near the Shearon Harris nuclear plant (see Directions)
Address:  2112 County Park Drive, New Hill, NC 27562
Cost: $40, includes awesome quick-dry tee shirt and copious amounts of food.  Receipt will be provided for tax-deductible portion of registration fee. 
Contact: David Cole, dlcole@nc.rr.com, 919-924-3039 (home - before 9pm, please)
Donations: If you would like to make a donation to the cause (Thank-you!), you may click the Donate button, above, to pay by credit card or PayPal. Or, you may mail a check made out to 'UNC Kidney Center' to

David Cole
206 Persimmon Place
Apex, NC 27523-9275

Any donation of $50 or more (in addition to the registration fee) will qualify you as a private sponsor - see the Sponsors page (scroll to the bottom) and qualify you for a free Raven Rock Ramble / Carolina Brewing Company pint glass!
Special
Offer:
The Raven Rock Ramble promotes awareness of the importance of organ donation. If you are an organ donor (indicated by a heart on your driver's license) or agree to become one, then we have a special offer for you. See the Special offer for organ donors page for more information. If you're not already an organ donor, you can register here.
Pint Glass: The Carolina Brewing Company is again sponsoring the awesome CBC/RRR pint glass that features the popular Raven Rock Ramble tee shirt artwork one one side (see the Artwork page) and the Carolina Brewing Company logo on the other.

These pint glasses are free to those who contribute $50 or more (in addition to the registration fee) and to those who have ridden all prior Raven Rock Rambles. They will be available for $5 each at the packet pick-up prior to the ride and at the registration area the day of the event.
Hats: We have vented, quick-dry hats with the tee shirt artwork embroidered on the front available as a registration option (i.e., in place of a tee shirt). You can order an extra tee shirt or hat from the Tee Shirts page. A few extras will be available while supplies last for $20 each at the packet pick-up prior to the ride and at the registration area the day of the event.