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. It’s early, and we’ll update our social events as they become confirmed…
Thursday, September 19: Greenwood’s first brewery is scheduled to open on August 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 registation: STR electronic registration will begin on May 1, 2019. Links will be posted here and emailed to those riders on our email list.
You can check your registration status on the STR Registered Riders Page.
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:
Rally costs: It’s early and we don’t know how much catering costs will be, but we are looking at around $265-$285 per team this year. 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.
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 [email protected]
Use the Google map to see how far Greenwood is from you.