The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Foundation has announced the 2012 Tour de Lake to be held at Saluda Shoals Park on Saturday, April 21, 2012

The routes will be fully supported with rest stops, a SAG wagon and police at key intersections. Routes will include a 100 mile 'Century' tour around Lake Murray; a 62.5 mile 'Metric Century' and a 40 mile route, both ending at Dreher Island State Park for a cruise back to the Lake Murray Dam aboard the Southern Patriot. The Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo Foundation is an IRS approved 501(c)3 organization.

All rides will leave at 7:30 am from the Wetlands Pavilion at Saluda Shoals Park and follow the same route to the second rest stop near Dreher Island. All bikes will be padded, secured and transported from Dreher Island back to Saluda Shoals Park. All bikes will be padded, secured and transported from Dreher Island back to Saluda Shoals Park. Vans will pick up all riders at the Lake Murray Dam and return them to Saluda Shoals Park to reunite with their bikes.

More Information on Bike Routes:

The 100 mile 'Century' route will continue on around Lake Murray and return to Saluda Shoals Park.

The 40 mile route will end at Dreher Island State Park. The 62.5 mile 'Metric Century' route will complete an additional 22.5 mile route and will also end at Dreher Island State Park. Riders of these routes will then board the Southern Patriot for a cruise back to the Lake Murray Dam.

The Southern Patriot will depart at 12:00 pm and arrive at the Lake Murray Dam between 2:00 and 3:00 pm. Food, beer and other beverages will be available on board.

Food, beer, and other beverages will also be available at Saluda Shoals Park from 12:00 to 6:00 pm.  The staff at Saluda Shoals Park will have multiple activities throughout the day which riders and their families and friends are welcome to attend. Visit our website, tourdelake.com, for more information and to register.

Sponsorships Opportunities

We welcome organizations, large and small, that desire to support the Tour de Lake and promote their business through on-site displays or advertising in our media campaign. For more information, contact Brooks Williams, (803) 753- 6356.