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CARA Ride For Their Lives! 2024

Sat May 11, 2024 Directions


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Deep River Park / Camelback Bridge 3485 R Jordan Rd, Sanford, NC 27330


Carolina Animal Rescue &Adoption is a no-kill, non-profit animal shelter located in Sanford, NC. We rescue dogs/cats from high-kill shelters across many counties in Central NC. CARA took over the mission and the small shelter from the SanLee Humane Society in 2004. Since then, we have rescued thousands of animals in search of their FURever Homes! We are fueled entirely by donations and fundraisers!  We receive no public funding or grants so we rely heavily on events like these to help maintain our shelter, give the medical care to our animals as well as spay/neuter before being adopted to their furever homes!  Ride For Their Lives! began in 2009 when a few cycling enthusiasts came to us with an idea of a Bike Ride to raise money!! It's become our largest fundaiser for CARA!!!  *All Levels are Welcome to Ride!!*

Celebrate our 15th Year!!!   RIDE FOR THEIR LIVES!  Saturday,  May 11th  at the Historic Camelback Bridge/ Deep River Park in beautiful Gulf, N.C.  The Address to the Park is  is 3485 R Jordan Rd Gulf, NC 27330

More info on the Historic  Camelback Bridge

***PLEASE CARPOOL if you can*** 

Beautiful well supported Routes! Choose from 10mile, 50k (w/ 45 mile option)  or 100k Routes!  There will be a Bike Mechanic on site at the Start of your Ride to get you tuned up!  The routes have well stocked and supported SAG /Rest stops to keep you hydrated and fueled! We will have support vehicles on the route to give you a lift if needed! 

***We now have a 50 mile Gravel Route Option ! (Departs immediately following the Century Riders  -approx 8:35am!) 

 We offer a delicious lunch and tasty cooool beverages Post-Ride at Deep River Park/Camelback Bridge (the start and end of the ride). We also plan  to have a few of our  Adoptable CARA Pups join us Post-Ride!   Bring a lawn chair to enjoy your lunch, rest your legs and enjoy the beautiful scenery, at Deep River Park/ Camelback Bridge !  We typically hang around until 2pm or so! 

7:30am  Check in /Registration Opens 

8:30am 100k (with 45 mile option )  Routes depart ,  *50 Mile Gravel Route Departs immediately after Century Riders leave 

9:00am 50k and 10 mile Routes depart 

 *All Routes are Posted at Ride with GPS :







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Deep River Park / Camelback Bridge 3485 R Jordan Rd, Sanford, NC 27330


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