The Best Dam Ride

The Best Dam Ride is back!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2021 at 8:00am (100 mile) and 8:30am (all other routes). Day-of registration opens at 7:00am.

The Best Dam Ride is a fun, casual bicycle ride for cyclists of all ages and experience levels. Each spring, hundreds of riders gather at J. Strom Thurmond Dam at Clarks Hill Lake to enjoy a group bicycle ride that circles the lake, covering three counties and looping through both Georgia and South Carolina. For road cyclists, there are 29, 62, and 100 mile options making the ride fun for all intensity levels. For those who prefer mountain biking, there are also 5, 16, and 36 mile options on the historic Bartram Trail, sponsored by SORBA-CSRA.