The Ruby Ride and Run will take place in Franklin on May 12, offering various distance options to both bikers and runners.
The rides and the runs start and end at Franklin High School. A 5k and 10k run begin at 8:30 a.m. For those looking to test their bike legs after winter, there will be a 24-mile, 40-mile and 63-mile bike rides starting at 9 a.m.
• The 24-mile bike ride will traverse the Burningtown Community with 2,200 feet of climbing.
• The 40-mile option includes roughly 3,500 feet of climbing and partially follows the 63-mile route.
• The 63-mile option offers 4,000 feet of climbing through the Cowee Community following the Little Tennessee River into the Burningtown area.
The ride and run is sponsored by the Franklin Daybreak Rotary with benefits supporting several local charities, including CareNet and the Community Care Clinic.
Cost of the bicycle ride is $30 before May 1 and $40 after. The cost of the run is $20 for the 5k and $25 for the 10k until May 1 and $5 more after that date.