Raven Rock Ramble 2022

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 $365,000 toward kidney health and awareness.

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

Raven Rock Ramble 2021 Recap

Carrie Wendell's photos are available! Check out: https://adobe.ly/3jhzaDg

The 2021 Raven Rock Ramble turned out about as well as it could have. With ~620 riders, there were no real incidents of which I'm aware. While warm, it stayed dry at the park throughout the day and on the routes until late in the afternoon. At the finish, everyone seemed happy and well-fed. And, while I have yet to complete the accounting, I expecting to clear ~$30,000 for the UNC Kidney Center, bringing the 20-year total to a little under $400,000.

You may have heard that I'll be retiring from the Raven Rock Ramble after this year. I feel the ride has achieved what I wanted to accomplish, and there's a whole team in place to pick up the reins and carry on, headed by Bob Oderkirk and Doug Kline.

For now, know that next year's event is planned for Sunday, May 1, and registration to open on Saturday, December 4. As for me, I plan to continue app development and work with additional events in 2022. I'll be riding, too, and I hope I'll see you out on the road.

David Cole

Facts at a glance:

Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022 - 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 the RaceReach Registration page. You can view or change your registration choices from the My Registrations page.
You may pick up your registration packet on Friday, April 29 (10:00am -7:00pm), or Saturday, April 30 (10:00am - 5:00 pm) at All-Star Bike shop in Cary (in Salt Box village)
Address:  1241 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC 27511 [map].

Registration packets will be available starting at 7:00am the morning of the event (Sunday, May 1 at Harris Lake County Park at the Longleaf shelter.)
Time: Park opens at 7:00am. 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: $50, includes awesome quick-dry tee shirt and copious amounts of food. 
Contact: RRRsupport@ravenrockramble.org
Donations: If you would like to make a donation to the cause (Thank-you!), you can click the Donate button, above, or you can mail a check made out to 'Raven Rock Ramble' to

Raven Rock Ramble
5448 Apex Peakway PMB 189
Apex, NC 27502

Raven Rock Ramble 501(c)(3) public charity IRS ID#85-0768119.

For 2022, donations to Raven Rock Ramble will be donated to the UNC Kidney Center.

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.