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Tour de Plantersville
4th Annual Tour de Plantersville and Cultural Festival.
Out of an abundance of care for our volunteers, youth and participants that due to COIVD-19 we are postponing TdP 2021 to Saturday October 30th, 2021. It is our hope that by the fall the combination of the vaccination program and people following appropriate protocols will provide for a much better Tour de Plantersville and Cultural Festival experience for all.
Postponed until: Saturday, October 30, 2021
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The Tour de Plantersville is a unique cycling event designed to bring people together TO DISCOVER…
Plantersville offers the only Scenic Byway in Georgetown County. Along the Byway and throughout the ride there are ten plantations from the Colonial era that are part of the region’s rich rice farming history. These sites contain a number of pre-Civil War landmarks – mansions, slave houses, churches, rice Chimneys and other ruins. There are designated stops along the ride to encourage bike-riders to explore these grounds.
In addition, the area is rich in natural beauty. The Dirleton Plantation-Samworth Wildlife Management Area is located along this stretch of byway and offers a chance to see some of the region’s wildlife in its natural habitat.
The Festival area is open to all from 9 – 2 pm. ReggaeInfinity will be performing authentic Roots Reggae from noon – 2 pm. It will feature entertainment, food and vendors. Entertainment will include music, a children’s area with inflatables and much more as well as a Vendor Village coordinated by the Gullah Geeche Chamber of Commerce. For additional details on the Vendor Village or to participate as a vendor Marilyn@gullahgeecheechamber.org. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
ReggaeInfinity will be performing authentic Roots Reggae from noon – 2 pm. Based in Columbia SC, band members hail from various Caribbean Islands plus the US. Original, positive music along with occasional covers keeps everyone feeling, dancing and listening to the positive vides. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy!
Discover your own strength by challenging yourself on one of the routes planned for the event. The Tour de Plantersville encourages physical activity for all participants in the hopes of combating sedentary lifestyles and especially childhood obesity. Group participation, including children, is strongly encouraged.
Tour de Plantersville provides a safe and fun environment to build meaningful relationships and to learn – developing a sense of pride for the area’s beauty, history and people.
The Village Group serves as a conduit for the people working to make positive changes in the lives of children, which cultivates a better community as a whole. It is committed to inspiring and encouraging students to appreciate the value of being lifelong learners.
Join us on your choice of distance to explore scenic parts of Georgetown County.
New for this year the shortest route available is the 12 mile route, which introduces you to the community of Plantersville. You will ride through the Jackson Village community, see historic cemeteries and churches, ride along the forests and wetlands along the Plantersville Scenic Byway, spend some time at the Samworth Wildlife Management Area, and have the opportunity to see a historic plantation along the Waccamaw River.
The 25 mile route adds an additional plantation site extends your trip along the full length of the Plantersville Scenic Byway, additional Plantations TBA.
2021 will also include a full Metric Century ride of 100km (62 miles), which travels through scenic farms and forests of Georgetown County, and also goes past the Georgetown County Rocky Point Boat Landing along the Black River, as well as the historic and scenic locations along the Waccamaw River.
Rest area location and GPS route maps will be published shortly.
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Youth: 12 & 25 Miles = $20
Adult (01/01 - 03/31): 12 Miles = $40 | 25 & 62 Miles = $45
Adult (04/01 - 04/22): 12 Miles = $45 | 25 & 62 Miles = $55
Due to COVID-19 & our concern for the safety of our riders, guests & volunteers, several practices will be in place:
• Only on-line registration with NO DAY of event registration.
• Starts will be staggered with time blocks.
• Masks will be required when you are not riding your bicycle.
• Social distancing will be required.
• Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the ride.