The Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the 24th Annual Cruisin’ in the Country Cycling Weekend.   New this year, we are offering a 30 -mile trail/adventure ride option.  Another new, exciting feature is the first ever, Cruisin’ 5-k Run, with options to run and ride the 18 or 31 mile Cruisin’ route.  Make your Cruisin’ experience a weekend outdoor adventure.  Bring your canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and enjoy the Canoochee River or one of the three beautiful lakes at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Evans County Public Fishing Area. (Note - paddle boarding is not permitted at the DNR Public Fishing Area.)

Cruisin’ is a family friendly bicycle ride.   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 and enjoy the beautiful scenic views.    While riding, you will benefit from SAG vehicles patrolling the routes, as well as our award-winning, friendly, themed rest stops located every 10 to 20 miles.   East 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. 

A portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Evans County C.A.R.E.S., Inc., a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to cancer patients and their families and supporting national and regional cancer research programs, including St Joseph’s/Candler Health System (Nancy and J.C. Lewis Cancer Research Pavilion) Savannah, GA; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Georgia Health Science Foundation Cancer Center, Augusta, GA; and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA.

Cruisin’ Route Options

Five route options are offered for the Saturday Cruisin’ in the Country ride:  18 mile, 31 mile trail/adventure ride, 50 mile, 65 mile, and the 100 mile.  We are excited to offer, for the very first time,  the 31 mile trail ride that incorporates paved roads, dirt roads and scenic, off-road trails.  Maps and cue sheets are available to download and will also be available for pick-up at Cruisin’ Headquarters.    You can also access route information via

Directions for the 5K Run route are also available to download from this site and can be found on   



We are pleased to offer 3 registration schedules for the Cruisin’ ride.    Early Bird registration is $ 45 and will be offered from June 1 to August 31.  The registration fee for September 1 through October 31 is     $ 55.  Registration from November 1 through November 9 (including walk-up registrations) is $ 65.  Active and retired military can register for $35, June 1 through November 9.  You can download a registration form ( and mail-in with payment.  To register by credit card, log on to  On-site registration will be offered at Cruisin’ Headquarters, Saturday, November 9, beginning at 6:30 am.   

Early Bird registration for the first-ever Cruisin’ 5K Run is $25 until October 31.  November 1 through November 9, $35.  Group registrations for the 5K Run will be offered for groups of 10 or more, $20 per team member until October 31.  Group registration discount will be not offered after October 31.    Download a registration form ( and mail-in with payment.  To register by credit card, log on to  On site registration will be accepted; however, we cannot guarantee event t-shirt.   All run participants will receive a medal.  Trophies will be awarded for the best overall time for female and male top runners.

For those who choose to participate in both the 5K run and Cruisin’ ride, please include an additional $10 with your registration fee. 

All ride and run routes begin and end at Cruisin’ Headquarters, Evans County Recreation Department, 11093 Highway 280 East, Claxton Georgia 30417. 

Post Ride Meal

A complimentary post ride meal is included with your registration fee.  The post ride meal will be offered on Saturday, November 9, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm at Cruisin’ Headquarters.  The menu will be posted on this site soon.  A vegetarian option will be offered.  If you would like the vegetarian option, please indicate 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. 

Lodging and Camping

There are spacious areas for primitive camping throughout the Evans County Recreation park.  There is also an area for RV’s (no dumping stations) with electrical hook-ups.  Information on hotels and other camping options is located on this site. 

Opening Summer of 2019! 14  Premium RV Campsites with comfort station and showers at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Evans County Public Fishing Area, just 9 miles from Cruisin’ Headquarters - 4757 Area Line Road, Claxton, Georgia.    Contact the Georgia DNR for booking information, (912) 727- 2112,



The Evans County Recreation Department, Cruisin’ Headquarters, is located 1.2 miles east of Claxton on Highway 280.  Physical Address – 11093 Highway 280 East, Claxton, Georgia  30417. 

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

For additional information, please contact the Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce, , or (912) 739-1391.