DeTour de Skunk is a charity bicycle ride through the foothills of the Blue Ridge that begins and ends at the parking area of the Spring Skunk Music Fest (4063 Jordan Rd, Greer, SC 29651) on Saturday May 15, 2021. Check in starts at 8:00 am, the ride starts at 9:00 am. Riders get some swag and a wristband good for a few hours of entry to the festival afterwards. More details at albinoskunk.com/detour-de-skunk.
We’ll be adjusting our practices some in view of COVID-19 (stay tuned for details), but we are confident that our spread-out setup and number of riders does lend itself to a safe 2021 experience.
We’ll announce the recipient of the proceeds of this Spring’s ride in April.
The ride costs $40. Advance signup will is now available at albinoskunk.com/tickets and day-of sign-up will be available starting at 8:00 am. Please be there by 8:30 am, as the ride leaves at 9:00 am.
There are two routes of differing distance and difficulty. The short route is a beginner-friendly 15 mile run (639 total feet of gain) along rolling country roads from the Skunk Farm to 1909 Campbell’s Covered Bridge and back. The long route, which is 34 miles (1928 total feet of gain) and has a couple of more difficult climbs, includes the short route and also goes through Tigerville and past the 1820 Poinsett Bridge. There are parks at each bridge. We’ll have manned rest stops at each with refreshments, and for a look and photos if you like.
We will have pre-race equipment checks and adjustments and an on-call SAG vehicle if a need arises on the routes. We will have personnel with food and drink at each rest stop.
And as a reminder, we now have two private showers for campers and cyclists!
Short (Ride With GPS)
Long (Ride With GPS)