Join us for our 15th annual RIDE FOR THEIR LIVES!

Registration is Open!

Saturday May 11, 2024 at Camelback Bridge/Deep River Park
in beautiful Gulf, NC (near Sanford).
Beautiful well supported Routes. Choose from 10 mile, 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.
Support vehicles will be on the route to give you a lift if needed.

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

The start/end of our RIDE is at beautiful Deep River Park / Camelback Bridge. The address to the park is:  
3485 R Jordan Rd,  (Gulf ) 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 and it's become our largest fundraiser for CARA!!!

 *All Levels are Welcome to Ride!*

7:30am  Check in/Registration Opens 

8:30am 100k (with 45 mile option ) Routes depart

The 50 Mile Gravel Route will depart immediately following the Century Riders (100k)
at approximately 8:35am 

9:00am 50k and 10 mile Routes depart 


Here are the RIDE Routes to RIDE For Their Lives!!!!  

Metric Century Ride ( 62 miles )

45 Mile Route 

Half Metric Century (approx 34 miles) 

10 Mile Route

New! 50 mile Gravel Route !



Register Here!

Registration Information:

$30 thru February 14th
$35 February 15-March 31st
$40 April 1st - April 30th 
$45 May 1st - May 10th (noon for online )
$45 Day of Registrants 

Sponsorship Information can be found here!