27th Annual Cruisin' in the Country

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

27th Annual Cruisin’ in the Country Bicycle Ride, Saturday, November 11th, 2023.

This year’s event will be headquartered at the Evans County Public Fishing Area, 4757 Area Line Road, Claxton, Georgia. This beautiful 372- acre site is owned and operated by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and features a campground with 22 campsites complete with electricity, water, picnic table, fire ring and a comfort station with showers. Primitive campsites are also available. For camping information or to make a reservation, log on to http://reservations.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com.

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 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: 16- mile, 24- 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 Active.com


We are pleased to offer 3 registration schedules for Cruisin’. Early Bird registration is $45 and will be offered May 1st until August 31st. The registration fee for September 1st through October 31st is $55. Registration from November 1st through November 11th (including walk-up registrations) is $65. Active and retired military can register for $45, at any time. (Please note – event t-shirts CANNOT be guaranteed for registrations received after October 15th.) You can download a registration form (www.claxtonevanschamber.com) and mail in with payment. To register by credit card, log on to www. Active.com. On-site registration will be offered at Cruisin’ Headquarters, Saturday, November 11th, beginning at 7:00 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 11th, from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm at Cruisin’ Headquarters. The menu will be posted soon. Regular, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free options available. Please indicate special dietary needs on your registration form.

Lodging and Camping

The Evans County PFA features a campground with 22 campsites, all with electricity, water, picnic table, and fire ring. For camping information, visit, https://reservations.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com.

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.

Follow Cruisin’ on Facebook (www.facebook.com/cruisininthecountry) for special announcements, contests, and current Ride Information.

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

Event details and schedule

27th Annual Cruisin’ in the Country

Saturday, November 11th, 2023

Event Headquarters – Evans County Public Fishing Area Event Center

4757 Area Line Road, Claxton, GA 30417


Friday, November 10

2:00 pm - Ride Headquarters opens for packet pick-up and on-site registration

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Informal/Warm-up Ride. Maps available at Registration

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Pasta Social

Saturday, November 11

7:00 am – Registration Opens

7:00 am to 9:00 am – Hospitality Booth Open

7:30 am – Show & Go Start.

(All cyclists are strongly encouraged to begin their route before 9:00 a.m.)

8:00 am – First Rest Stop Opens

11:00 am until 6:00 pm – Post Ride Meal @ Cruisin’ Headquarters

5:00 pm – Last Rest Stop Closes

Be sure to visit our local restaurants and attractions while you are “Cruisin’ in the Country”. Copies of menus and information on attractions and points of interest are available for pick-up at the Hospitality Booth.

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