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 go to benefit the
UNC Kidney Center for direct patient services.
Since its start in 2002, the Raven Rock Ramble has raised over $128,000
toward kidney health and awareness.
The Raven Rock Ramble endorses cyclist safety and responsibility as promoted by The
|The 2013 Raven Rock Ramble was what I'm tempted to
call the "Windchill Edition". Temperatures were in the low
50's and NE winds were 15-20 mph, but the projected rain held off and 530
riders were able to ride without incident. Of course, we had the
awesome Moe's burritos ands Maola chocolate milk at the finish, along with
homemade goodies and Zonda's fudge.
It will take a while to calculate the totals, but we should again clear over $20,000 for
the UNC Kidney Center. Pictures have been posted to facebook.
We'll do all this again next year! Registration will open
December 1. Thanks for everyone's encouragement and
Facts at a glance:
||Sunday, May 5th, 2013 - rain or shine
||100 miles, 86 miles, 100K (62 miles), 42 miles, 50K (31 miles), 10 miles - see the Routes
Registration is closed.
See the Registration page if you registered via
this web site and have not yet mailed your waiver and check. See the
Riders page for your registration status.
Registration for the 2014 event will open on December 1.
You may pick up your registration packet on Friday, May 3 (10:00am - 6:00pm), or Saturday,
(10:00am - 5:00 pm) at All-Star Bike shop in Cary (former Spin Cycle in
Salt Box village) [map]. Registration packets will be available starting at 7:30am the morning of
the event (Sunday, May 5) at Harris Lake County Park at the Longleaf shelter.
Address: 1241 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27511
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.
All routes close at 4:30pm.
Harris Lake County Park
in southwest Wake County, near the Shearon Harris nuclear plant
Address: 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill, NC 27562
$35 (includes quick-dry tee shirt). Receipt will be provided for
tax-deductible portion of registration fee.
919-924-3039 (home - before 9pm, please)
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
206 Persimmon Place
Apex, NC 27523-9275
Any donation of $50 (in addition to the registration fee) or over 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 - a small towel that's perfect for wiping down after a ride. See the
Special offer for organ donors page for more information.
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.
|Notes from the director
||I've updated the Special offer page with
this year's special offer for organ donors - a terry cotton sports towel.
||I've updated the Routes page with updated
cue sheets and route marking descriptions.
||I've updated the Related Events page for 2013.
||I've readied the site for registration, which will open on Saturday, December 1st.