May 8-11

Motorcycle Charity Ride for Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina

Join us for the fourth annual Ride to Clyde motorcycle charity ride for the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH), beginning Wednesday evening, May 8, through Saturday morning, May 11. 


Riders will enjoy two-and-a-half days of riding beginning at the coast and ending in the mountains. The route will begin on Oak Island at the N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell and end at the Broyhill Children’s Home campus in Clyde, N.C. The route will take riders along North Carolina’s scenic backroads with stops to interact with children in three unique BCH ministries.

All full Ride to Clyde registration fees include the following:
● Three nights lodging (Caswell, Caraway and Lake Junaluska).
● Thursday breakfast, lunch and supper.
● Friday breakfast and supper.
● Saturday breakfast.

The registration fee for Single Riders is $145 per bike.

The registration fee for husband/wife or parent/child riding the same bike and sharing a room is $175.

The registration fee for husband/wife or parent/child riding separate bikes and sharing a room is $85 each, and each person must complete a separate registration.

Riders are responsible for all meals not listed above, fuel and any other incidentals they might incur.

All participants are challenged to join in the fundraising effort for Baptist Children’s Homes by seeking pledges for miles ridden or straight donations totaling $100 or more. Estimated distance for the Ride to Clyde is 460 miles.


Day Riders Rate
Riders interested in joining the Ride to Clyde for a single day will have a registration fee of $50. Day riders are also challenged to raise/donate funds for Baptist Children’s Homes, but an amount is not specified. There is no fee for joining only the Saturday day ride, but riders are still required to register.


Donations may be made online or by check:
● Donors and sponsors may make online donations for riders through Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina at

● Donations by check should be made payable to Baptist Children’s Homes and may be submitted at any time by mailing them to BCH, Attention Blake Ragsdale, P.O. Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361. Please include the rider’s name and “Ride to Clyde 2019” on the check. Checks may also be brought by riders on Friday morning to the Mills Home campus in Thomasville where BCH staff will receive and provide receipts for donations.


Special Note
Linens are included at all conference centers. Shampoo and hair dryers are not provided at any of these conference centers.


Register online by clicking the link below. To register by phone or for more information, please call 800-395-5102 ext. 5501. Mail checks payable to the BSCNC with “Ride to Clyde” in the memo. We will not accept payment of fees by credit card over the phone.


Dinner on your own as you travel to Oak Island.
Riders gather at N.C. Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell

7:00 p.m.

Rider’s meeting

8:00 p.m.

Road captains meeting


Breakfast at Fort Caswell – (included in registration fee)
Riders leave Oak Island and travel to visit Camp Duncan for Girls or Cameron Boys Camp (BCH facilities).

7:45 a.m.

Kickstands up

12:00 p.m.

Camp Duncan for Girls or Cameron Boys Camp – lunch included

2:00 p.m.

Riders will leave camp, enjoying a picturesque ride ending at the Caraway Conference Center near Asheboro.

5:30 p.m.

Supper at Caraway in Asheboro (included in registration fee)


Breakfast at Caraway Conference Center (included in registration fee)

8:30 a.m.

Kickstands up

9:00 a.m.

Mills Home campus of BCH in Thomasville

Riders will have time to drop off donations, then get in place in preparation for the children who will come out to visit them

10:00 a.m.

Riders will begin their travel westward and enjoy lunch along the way. 

5:00 p.m.

Riders arrive at Lake Junaluska Conference Center. This year, all events and lodging will be at the west end camp side of Lake Junaluska.

6:30 p.m.

Supper and program at Lake Junaluska (included in registration fee). 

Following supper riders will enjoy a brief program including games and door prizes. A grand prize will be given to the rider who raises/donates the largest amount for Baptist Children’s Homes.


Breakfast at Lake Junaluska (included in registration fee)

Riders will have the option of a couple of different local rides and/or activities they may enjoy prior to arrival at Broyhill Children’s Home in Clyde, N.C. More information to follow.

11:00 a.m.

Broyhill Children’s Home in Clyde, N.C. 

This is the day of the annual Broyhill BBQ Festival at the Broyhill Home so riders will enjoy interacting with children residing at Broyhill Home as well as more than 1,500 other BCH supporters from across western North Carolina who will travel to Clyde for fun, food and other activities. Included in the Broyhill BBQ activities are a car/truck/motorcycle show, 3D bow shoot, live gospel music performances, and delicious western North Carolina BBQ for purchase.

11:30 a.m.

Presentation of charity ride check to Michael Blackwell, president of Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina.

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