Southern Tandem Rally 2019
Greenwood, SC

September 19-22


STR packet pickup schedule: For registered riders, you can pick up your stuff at the following times:
Thursday, September 19: 4PM-6PM, STR Happy Hours at The Mill House/Good Times Brewing
Thursday, September 19: 8PM-9PM, Meeting Room, Holiday Inn Express
Friday, September 20: 7:30AM-8:00AM, Meeting Room, Holiday Inn Express
Friday, September 20: 7:30PM-9:00PM, Ice Cream Party at the Federal Building in Uptown Greenwood

There is a very detailed email that will be sent to all registered teams somewhere around September 12-13. It will include GPS links for the rally. Look for it in your inboxes on Thursday or Friday.

Here’s what we have planned in Greenwood.

Thursday, September 19: Greenwood’s first brewery is not open yet, but the owner is letting us drink beer anyway. We will have our first social event of the weekend at the Mill House, where we will have beer from the Good Times Brewery. Other drinks are available for you non-beer drinkers.

Friday, September 20: Our first ride of the weekend takes us west towards Abbeville and its scenic town square. Longer options will visit Due West, home of the historic buildings of Erskine College.  On Friday night, we all scream for ice cream. Bruster’s is on the menu as we build our own sundaes at the Federal Building. Constructed in 1911, the Federal Building was given to the City of Greenwood in the late 1900’s and restored in 2006. Today it is the home of the Greenwood Visitor’s Center and has an art museum and a cozy courtyard where you can hang out if the weather is nice.

Saturday, September 21: Saturday takes us to Ninety Six, the site of the first battle in the south during the American Revolution.  The battlefield is still there as well as the old fort.  We’ll have a nice lunch spread for you at the Uptown Market, an outdoor facility just a couple of miles from the end of your ride.  Saturday night, join us for the grand STR banquet at the Sundance Art Gallery.  It’s sure to be a fabulous day.

Sunday, September 22: Today we ride to the Promised Land.  Hallelujah and pass the cornbread!

More information on our routes can be found on the STR routes page. GPS files will be sent to registered riders as soon as the routes are marked and verified.

Your rally hosts:  Long-time Georgia Tandem Rally organizers Eve Kofsky and Roger Strauss are doing double duty in 2019, hosting GTR in May and STR in September.  Sure, we live in Georgia, but we are retired and ride everywhere.  We look forward to sharing this part of the south with you.

Rally registration: STR registration is now closed. See you at STR 2020 in Tupelo, Mississippi. The dates are October 23-26, 2020.

Registered riders can check your registration status on the STR Registered Riders Page.

Rally costs: STR costs $275 per tandem team. Extra adult stokers are $135, kids are $75.  The price of the rally includes all of our social events, lunch and dinner on Saturday, maps, cue sheets, ride snacks, STR SWAG, road marking, electronic registration, and insurance.  The cost of the rally does not include your hotel room.

STR cancellation policy: You can get a full refund (less a $25 cancellation charge) until August 25, 2019. By registering for the rally, you agree that beginning on August 26, 2019, there are no refunds.

Our host city: Greenwood, SC is located halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte.  The home of Lander University, Greenwood has a population of only 25,000.  It’s big enough to have hotels and event facilities, but small enough that we are on rural roads within one mile of our ride starts.  Greenwood bills itself as the “City of Flowers”.  Come see why there’s always something blooming in Greenwood.

Questions?  Email us at

Use the Google map to see how far Greenwood is from you.

STR e-mail notifications: If you have attended the rally since 2012, you are on the STR mailing list.  If you wish to get on the list and get rally updates in your mailbox, fill out the form below: