Raven Rock Ramble 2015

A celebration of cycling, a celebration of life

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 from the event  benefit the UNC Kidney Center for direct patient services.  Since its start in 2002, the Raven Rock Ramble has raised over $190,000 toward kidney health and awareness.

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

The Raven Rock Ramble Mobile App is ready!  See the Mobile App page for details. 

Facts at a glance:

Date: Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 - rain or shine
Distances: 100 miles,  86 miles, 100K (62 miles), 42 miles, 50K (31 miles), 10 miles - see the Routes page.
Registration: As of February 1st, registration is 95% full and will likely close in early February. You can register with a credit card via active.com or with a check.  See the registration page for details.
You may pick up your registration packet on Friday, May 1 (10:00am - 7:00pm), or Saturday, May 2 (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 3) 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 quick-dry tee shirt and awesome amounts of food.  Receipt will be provided by UNC 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 do so via credit card at active.com.  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!  

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: This year we have quick-dry, vented hats with tee shirt artwork embroidered on the front! These 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.

Notes from the director
04/23/2015 I added the Mobile App page to introduce the Raven Rock Ramble Mobile App.
03/30/2015 I updated the Routes.htm page for 2015 with refreshed maps, cue sheets, interactive maps, route descriptions, and new for this year, clip sheets, to be used with handlebar clip holders.
02/17/2015 I updated the Artwork page with the artwork for 2015.
02/01/2015 I've updated the Special offer page with this year's special offer for organ donors - a JerseyBin waterproof cycling pouch!
11/30/2014 I've readied the site for registration, which will open on Monday, December 1st.