CARA Ride For Their Lives! 2023

Sat May 13, 2023 Directions



$35 8:30AM EDT - 3:00PM EDT Price increases after March 31, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

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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!!*

Join us at our 14th Annual  RIDE FOR THEIR LIVES!  Saturday,  May 13th  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

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! 

***New in 2023!***  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 :


***COVID NOTICE***As we navigate the continued effects of COVID-19, the health and safety of our participants and volunteers is
our top priority. To that end, we have developed protocols based on the latest guidance from public health
authorities and USA Cycling. This information might be updated as we approach the event date. We ask that
you embrace, without compromise, these guidelines that are required to ensure every one’s safety.
 We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
 On-site volunteers will  be fully vaccinated. 
 Masks are strongly encouraged any time that you are not eating, drinking or riding your bike.  Please have
a mask on hand to wear any time that you are within an enclosed space (including a SAG vehicle.)
 Volunteers serving food will be masked at all times and will wear gloves. Surfaces around food serving
areas will be kept clean and sanitized. Pre-packaged food will be available at Rest Stops.
 The event is planned to allow for physical distancing at the Park and at Rest Stops. We should each do our
part to maintain the 6 foot distancing rule.
 Hand sanitizer and a limited number of masks will be provided.
*We ask that you take every one’s safety into consideration and stay home if you experience any COVID-19
symptoms within 48 hours prior to the Ride.  





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


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