The CCC is organized by the Rotary Club of Catawba Valley, Lake Hickory Rotary Club, Hickory Rotary Club, Hickory Sunrise Rotary Club, Newton-Conover Rotary Club and Lincolnton Sunrise Rotary Club. Other organizations involved are Hickory Velo Club, the YMCA of Catawba Valley and the City of Hickory along with its police, fire and public works departments. Local restaurants donate food, and hundreds of volunteers from youth groups to those who have volunteered since the first Brett’s Ride are an important part of what makes the bike rides a success.
“This truly is an amazing bike ride where all facets of the community work together for many reasons ending in positive strides for all,” said Mandy Pitts, City of Hickory Communications Director and Brand Manager. “Cyclists, Rotarians, volunteers of all ages, sponsors, local restaurants and more are all working together to promote the healthy lifestyle of cycling, giving back to the community by being a volunteer or sponsor, and raising money to help fight pediatric cancer, it’s a win-win all the way around.”
Parking the day of CCC is available at City Hall Parking Lot (76 N. Center St.) just 3 blocks away, and the YMCA parking lot on 4th St. Dr. NW by Oakwood Cemetery.
For more information, go to www.carolinacyclechallenge.