Cruisin' in the Country Bicycle Ride

4757 Area Line Road
Claxton, GA 30417


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Event Description

The Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the 25th Annual Cruisin’ in the Country Bicycle Ride, Saturday, November 13th, 2021.  

With the ever changing COVID-19 pandemic situation, plans are subject to change.  However, we feel confident, following local and state directives, and adhering to safety guidelines that we can host a safe and fun cycling event.  Your safety and health are our #1 priority!  

Cruisin’ Headquarters has moved!  This year’s event will be headquartered at the new Evans County Public Fishing Area Event Center, 4757 Area Line Road, Claxton, Georgia.  This beautiful Public Fishing Area, owned and operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is a 372 acre tract near the town of Daisy that features 3 lakes, primitive camping sites, a new campground with 22 campsites complete with electricity, water, picnic table and fire ring.  For camping information or to make a reservation, log on to  



Event details and schedule

Route Options

Cruisin’ is a family friendly bicycle ride.  It is not a race.  Six different ride options will be offered to ensure there’s a ride suited for each skill level.  Whatever route you choose, you will travel roads with minimal traffic and enjoy the beautiful countryside.  While riding, you will benefit from SAG vehicles patrolling the routes as well as our award-winning, friendly, themed rest stops located every 10 to 20 miles.  Rest stops will have a different look this year due to the pandemic, however, each will be stocked with water, Power-Ade, and various snacks.  In addition, port-a-potties and/or rest rooms, and hand-washing stations will be available at each stop.  

Six route options will be offered: 12-mile Trail ride (includes dirt roads),  16- mile, 37- mile, 50 -mile, 66- mile and the -100 mile, “Royce Smith Century Route”.  Smith, a former UGA All-American football player, passed away unexpectedly in 2004.  A co-founder of Cruisin’, he will always be remembered as having put his heart and soul into building this event.  Maps and cue sheets are available to download and will also be available for pick-up at Cruisin’ headquarters.  You can also access route information via


The ride is a show and go start.  Expected event start time is 6:30 a.m. Actual ride start time will begin at 7:30 a.m. We are pleased to offer 3 registration schedules for Cruisin’.  Early Bird registration is $45 and will be offered until August 31st.    The registration fee for September 1st  through October 31st  is $55.  Registration from November 1st  through November 13th (including walk-up registrations) is $65.  Active and retired military can register for $35, at any time. (Please note – event t-shirts cannot be guaranteed for registrations received after October 1st.)    You can download a registration form ( and mail in with payment.  To register by credit card, log on to www.  On-site registration will be offered at Cruisin’ Headquarters, Saturday, November 13th, beginning at 6:30 a.m.

All routes begin and end at Cruisin’ Headquarters, Evans County Public Fishing Area Event Center, 4757 Area Line Road, Claxton, Georgia.  


Post Ride Meal

A complimentary post ride meal is included with your registration fee.  The post ride meal will be offered on Saturday, November 13th, from 12:00 noon until 6:00 pm at Cruisin’ Headquarters.  The menu will be posted on this site soon.  A vegetarian option will be offered.  If you would like the vegetarian option, please indicate on your registration form.  

Lodging and Camping

The Evans County PFA features a new campground with 22 campsites, all with electricity, water, picnic table, and fire ring.  For camping information, visit,  

Information on hotels and other camping options is located on this site.  


The Evans County PFA, Cruisin’ Headquarters, is located 8 miles east of Claxton.  Physical Address – 4757 Area Line Road, Claxton, Georgia, 30417.  

With the ever changing COVID-19 pandemic situation, plans are subject to change.  Any changes to the schedule will be posted on this site as well as our Cruisin’ Facebook page.  

For additional information, please contact the Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce,, or (912) 739-1391.  


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