Southern Tandem Rally 2019
Greenwood, SC

September 19-22

STR is alive and well in the upcountry of South Carolina!  The rally returns to SC for the first time since 2001.  Like many southern towns, Greenwood was founded in the late 1800’s as a cotton and textile hub.  The cotton mills are gone, but the city continues as a manufacturing center for many different companies.

Here’s what we have planned for the three days of the rally.  Some social events may be subject to change depending on our venues.

Thursday, September 19: Greenwood’s first brewery is scheduled to open on September 1st.  If they get open in time, we hope to have a nice gathering there.

Friday, September 20: Our first ride of the weekend takes us north towards 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.

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 electronic registration is now open! Registration goes until August 20 or the rally is full, whichever happens first.

Right after you register, you 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.

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

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