Participants in last year’s Tour de Plantersville get ready to race. The Village Group/Provided GEORGETOWN COUNTY — The fifth annual Tour de Plantersville, which goes through Georgetown County’s only scenic byway, will have a new addition for cyclists to enjoy this month.
For the first time, the Oct. 28 ride will offer newly crafted medals for participants. The ride distance will be indicated on the ribbon.
The medals will also highlight the Tour de Plantersville logo and this year’s title sponsor, South Carolina’s Hammock Coast.
Tour de Plantersville offers 62-mile, 25-mile and 12-mile ride options through the Plantersville community. Cyclists will gather from 7-8:30 a.m. at Plantersville Elementary School, located at 1668 Exodus Drive.
Along the byway and throughout the ride, there are 10 plantations from the Colonial era that contain pre-Civil War landmarks such as mansions, slave houses, churches and rice chimneys with designated stops along the way to encourage riders to look around these areas. The tour also includes the Dirleton Plantation-Samworth Wildlife Management Area.
Event sponsorships and registration fees raise funds for The Village Group, a nonprofit organization that helps hundreds of underserved students in Georgetown County prepare for college and careers each year.
Registration costs for the event is $25 for youth participating in the 12- and 25-mile event, $50 for adults to ride 12 miles and $65 for 25- and 62-mile adult riders. The cost for sponsorships is $25.The event’s cultural festival, which begins at 9 a.m., will also take place at Plantersville Elementary and will feature live music, local […]