Discover Anson Bike Ride has a new date and location

July 24, 2014

The Ninth Annual Discover Anson Bike Ride will be held on Oct. 11, in Wadesboro, which is a new date, with new location and routes. The ride includes the choice of a 26-, 43- and 62-mile route that will take you across the southern half of Anson County that has many Piedmont features of North Carolina’s mountain foothills.

Main points of interest along the routes include the “James Bennett” house where Stephen Spielberg filmed “The Color Purple,” the old chimney of the Knox Inn in historic Sneedsborough, Lone Pine Church — the oldest deeded Methodist church in N.C., a climb up the “Devil’s Backbone” near Meltonville Church, and the birthplace of Hugh Hammond Bennett, father of soil conservation in America.

The entry fee is $40 per rider ($35 if entered by Sept. 26). A downloadable registration form is available at On the day of the bike ride, registration begins at 8 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 309 Lee Ave., Wadesboro. The ride will receive the “green flag” at 9 a.m.

The Discover Anson Bike Ride is being held in conjunction with the Taste of the Pee Dee: Arts, Crafts & Outdoor Living in Uptown Wadesboro that will offer lots of fun activities, food, crafts and more that you and your family can enjoy. Funding for the Bike Ride Postcards and Flyers was provided by Anson County Tourism Development Authority. For more information, call the Anson County Chamber of Commerce at 704-694-4181 or visit