The Group Gold Hill Bike Ride for Life was the idea of the late Charles ‘Steve’ Helderman of Gold Hill, NC. Steve was an avid cyclist who enjoyed riding the back roads of neighboring Rowan, Cabarrus, Stanly, Randolph and Davidson counties. He brought the idea of the ride to his long-time friend and cycling buddy, Darrius Hedrick. They enlisted the help and support of other Gold Hill cyclists. Soon the plan for the inaugural first ride was underway. The first annual ride was held on Saturday, May 29, 1999. Steve passed away on March 24, 2021. The ride continues in his honor.
The event began as, and continues to be, a fund raiser for The Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society, Inc.. The preservation society oversees the development and maintenance of the infrastructure of the village of Gold Hill. Check out the preservation society website at www.ghhps.org
The ride was canceled this year due to inclement weather.