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8th annual Rally in the Valley

May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Enjoy bikes, BBQ, bluegrass and beer at May 11 event benefiting Oconee Forever The 8th Annual Rally in the Valley will take place at beautiful Lake Jemiki outside of Walhalla, SC on May 11th, 2019. This fun, family-oriented event will feature bicycling rides of 34 and 60 miles, as well as great live music, barbecue, and craft beer.

Funds from Rally in the Valley support Oconee Forever, an all-volunteer offshoot of Upstate Forever. Oconee Forever’s mission includes conserving natural resources, working farms, historic sites, and open places in Oconee County, SC. Proceeds from this year’s event will support Naturaland Trust with the permanent protection of property that harbors a healthy population of the imperiled Oconee Bells on one of the last undeveloped tributary streams to Lake Keowee.

Ride and Event Details

Rally in the Valley 2019 will once again be held at Lake Jemiki, a beautiful setting adjacent to a private lake tucked into the mountains where families and friends of cyclists can join in the fun. Cyclists can enjoy rides of 34 or 60 miles that wind through scenic rural roads in the hills and valleys of Oconee County.

Event-day cycling registration begins at 7 am, with the 60-mile ride to begin at 8 am and the 34-mile ride beginning at 9 am. The festival portion, including barbecue, homemade sides, music, and craft beer, begins around 11:30 am and ends around 2 pm.

Live Music, Barbecue, and Craft Beer

Back by popular demand, Mac Whitmire is cooking the barbecue. Additional menu items include calico beans, garden salad w/ salsa, red potato salad, coleslaw, black rice & quinoa, black bean burgers, watermelon, cookies, and brownies. Beverage options are tea, lemonade, and craft beer from Oskar Blues and Carolina Bauernhaus. Rally in the Valley will also feature live music from Amongst The Trees, Dave Desmelik, and The Wild Pines Duo. In addition to the entertainment, attendees can visit our vendors: Chattooga Conservancy, Chanda Morrison (yard art), Randy Koon (pottery & woodcraft), Cathy English (weaving), and Shirley Gibson (baskets) as well as sponsor booths by Excel Rehab and Pro Mag. Registration and Tickets

To register and purchase tickets for the event, please visit http://www.active.com/walhallasc/cycling/rally-in-the-valley-2019

• Online pre-registration is open through May 9

• Cyclist registration (ride, food, drink, music): $50 online / $60 event day

• Event only (food, drink, music): $25 online / $30 event day

• Children under 6 are free and children 6 to 12 are half price

For updates and more information about the event, visit www.oconeeforever.org/rallyvalley or the event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RallyInTheValleyByOconeeForever.



May 11, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Upstate Forever


Lake Jemiki
1699 Lake Jemiki Rd.
Walhalla, SC 29691
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