I have worked at Upstate Forever for almost NINE years and this event was actually my idea. I realized that cyclists ride passionately, and I wanted to harness that passion for Upstate Forever's work to protect this incredibly beautiful Upstate region. We will ride through beautiful country - rolling hills, peaches, horse farms - and even through Upstate Forever's first and largest conservation easement, Greenspace of Fairview in northern Spartanburg County. I worked most of the previous four rides - driving sweep and working the water break at the base of Skyuka with my son Aidin. But this year, I FINALLY get to ride it myself!! Your contribution will go to support all of the great work that Upstate Forever does to protect the land, water and air in the Upstate through collaboration, research, and policy change. Thank you!!