Tour d'Orange, Saturday, August 25, 2018 - Hillsborough, NC

Benefits the MS Society of the Greater Carolinas and the National Foundation of Transplants.

Cycle rural country roads and farms of Orange, Chatham and Alamance Counties.

The area is beautiful and full of rolling hills.

$25 if no shirt.

Get a t shirt if you sign up by August 9 for $5 sizes up to XL or $7 for XXL. Choose royal blue or black.

Breakfast on Dunkin Donuts muffins, bagels and iced coffee.

After you ride lunch on pizza from Radius Pizzeria & Pub at the Activities Center (their location is 112 N. Churton St., Hillsborough) and Mediterranean Deli Salads (located on Franklin St in Chapel Hill and Elon) and Bandidos burritos (Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Carrboro, Durham and Siler City). Also Maple View Farms ice cream!

The Activities Center has A/C so you can get out of the heat. It is located in a very peaceful setting at the top of a hill overlooking corn fields.

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This year over $3,300 will go to MS because of this ride. Generally I need to donate this much to volunteers who help. Without them this ride could not run.

Though I would like to give to the transplant fund, the volunteers are generally those who are fundraising for MS, and the extra funds will go to the NFT.

Many of you know someone with MS or have MS, but not so many know someone who needs an organ transplant. Several years ago, I saw a news clip on a family raising money through a bake sale to fund their dad's heart trantsplant. Glen is a dad and still does not have the money and no one else that I know of is raising money for him. Look up under donate now, find a participant Glen Newhart and it should come up.

find glens page

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Rain or shine. No refunds. Good causes.

Rest Stops, SAG Support and Bike Mechanic at the Start

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Cue Sheets

Ride with GPS maps made by Mike Doub and Scott Douglass! They also proofed the cue sheets.

The rest stop for the 63, 80 and 101 miles rides features Saxapahaws General Store with indoor facilities and a coffee shop less than half a block up the road that has a balcony overlooking the Haw River that sparkles in sunlight. The General Store has a chef who cooks up some good food. Ie. good place to stop for lunch! Great cookies here too. Lots of cold drinks to choose from. Both are favorite places to stop on Tarwheel bike rides.


Email me if you want to VOLUNTEER for MS credit (fundraising minimum of $300 for Bike MS in New Bern);

Activities Center Rest Stop shift $150

Directions to the Activity Center

The Activities Center, 6176 Orange Grove Rd. is just up the road from Cane Creek Baptist Church at 6109 Orange Grove Rd., Hillsborough, 27278. Go past the fire station on the right side of the road and it is the next building on the right.

Approximately 7.75 miles from I-40 via exit 261

Directions from Raleigh; Take Exit 261 on I-40 Go Left on the Exit Ramp (away from Hillsborough) Go 0.58 miles on NC-86 (Old Chapel Hill-Hillsborough Rd., Old Hgwy 86). Go Right 2.94 miles on Davis Rd. to the end where there is a stop sign. Turn left onto Orange Grove Rd. Go for a total of 4.34 miles. The Activities Center is on the left side of the road.

Alternate route go 3.16 miles on Orange Grove Rd. After you pass the intersection with Arthur Minnis/Bradshaw Quarry Rd. it is only 1.18 miles more on Orange Grove and just over the top of the hill on the left. Cement driveway. You have gone too far if you see the fire station on the left and Buckhorn Rd. on the right. Note Dairyland Rd. is the next intersection and too far.


By editing your registration, you can edit your personal information, transfer the event category, transfer registration to another participant and start fundraising.