The Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the 23rd Annual Cruisin’ in the Country Ride, the “best ride in the South”, with 5 route options and exciting changes for 2018!  Few other organized rides offer as many features as does Cruisin’. The cyclist needs are the foundation of the Chamber’s commitment to this event. Our support services, large volunteer base, foundation of experience and great organization, contribute to making Cruisin’ a success year after year. Our community takes great pride in extending the tradition of southern hospitality to the thousands of cyclists who continue to return to ride with us and to cyclists joining us for the first time this year.

Cruisin’ is a family friendly bicycle ride, dedicated to the safety of our cyclists. It is not a race. Five different ride options will be offered to ensure there’s a ride suited for each skill level. Whatever route you choose, you will travel over roads with minimal traffic.  While riding, you will benefit from SAG vehicles patrolling the routes, as well as our friendly, themed rest stops, located every 10 to 15 miles along the routes. Each rest stop will be stocked with water, Power Ade, fruit, various snacks, and special home-made mouth- watering treats. In addition, port-a-potties and/or rest rooms will be available at each stop.

 Registration

We are pleased to offer 4 different registration schedules. Early Bird registration is $45 and will be offered until May 31st. The registration fee for June 1 through August 31 is $50; September 1 until October 31 is $55. Registration from November 1 through November 10 (including walk-up registrations) will be $65. You can download a printable registration form at www.claxtonevanschamber.com and mail-in with payment. To register by credit card, log on to http://www.active.com. (There is a small fee for the Active.com registration service). On-site registration will be offered at Cruisin’ Headquarters on Friday, November 9, 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm and on Saturday, November 10, beginning at 7:00 a.m. All cyclists must check-in at the Registration Table at Cruisin’ Headquarters. Here, you will receive your mandatory identification numbers (that must be worn on the route, necessary in case of emergency), route maps and descriptions, Cruisin’ T-Shirt, goodie bag, and any last minute instructions as well as other event information. We encourage all cyclists to start their route before 9:00 a.m. 

Ride Headquarters will be located at the Evans County Recreation Department, 11093 Highway 280 East, Claxton, Georgia. All routes begin and end at Cruisin’ Headquarters.

Cruisin’ Youth Challenge

The Cruisin’ Youth Challenge is an exciting component of the Cruisin’ event. Developed in 2013 and specifically designed for youth ages 17 and under, the Cruisin’ Youth Challenge promotes the sport of cycling and encourages youth participation in an activity that promotes both physical fitness and healthy lifestyle habits. All youth who complete the Cruisin’ Youth Challenge will be entered in a drawing to win a new bicycle and helmet. Registration fee for youth, ages 8 to 17 is $25 (June 1 through November 12).  Youth age 7 and under ride for free accompanied by an adult. 

 Friday Night Dinner Social & Entertainment

A “dinner social” will be offered from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Ride Headquarters..  Attendees will also enjoy live entertainment by bonfire.

 Post Ride Meal & Celebration

A complimentary post ride meal is included in the registration fee. The post ride meal will be offered on Saturday, November 10, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm at Cruisin’ Headquarters. The meal will be prepared from products produced in Evans County. The menu will be posted on this site soon. A vegetarian option will be offered. If you would like the vegetarian post-ride meal, please indicate so on your registration form.

 We encourage you to visit our local restaurants and experience a “taste of Evans County” for other meals while you are visiting.

 Directions

The Evans County Recreation Department, Cruisin Headquarters, is located 1.2 miles east of Claxton on US Highway 280.  Mapquesters:  the Evans County Recreation Department physical address is 11093 Highway 280 East, Claxton, GA  30417

 Cruisin’ in the Country will be held rain or shine. Registration fees are non-refundable.  The ride will not be rescheduled due to weather conditions.