Participants ride their bikes on the Ravenel Bridge during Lowvelo


LOWVELO participants know that 100% of every rider-raised dollar will go directly to cancer research. That’s part of the appeal of this grassroots event that raises money for innovative and lifesaving cancer research at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. The event takes advantage of the beauty in Charleston, SC, and its surrounding areas to give participants a fun-filled weekend each fall. The event started in 2019, and we just wrapped up our virtual LOWVELO20 event. Stay tuned for details about LOWVELO21 and check out our photo gallery and blog to learn more about the event.

Fireworks graphics above Thank You! Thanks for participating in Lowvelo 2020! with Lowvelo logo below



  • No ordinary bike ride, but rather a destination experience set in the most picturesque spots in the Lowcountry.
  • An inclusive and fun ride geared towards all fitness levels age 14 and up to celebrate those who have fought and continue to fight cancer as participants raise funds for cancer research.
  • A dedicated group of riders, volunteers, virtual participants, and staff members who are driven by compassion and a determination to end cancer.
  • A moment to honor, support, and celebrate our patients of the past, today, and tomorrow as we forge friendships for one great cause.
  • An event designed to bring communities together from throughout the state and beyond to rally as one team to end cancer.
  • An opportunity for each rider to commit to the cause by fundraising a minimum amount based on their chosen distance. (There are three distances available: 25-miles, 50-miles, and 100-miles.)
  • A vision to provide a sustainable source of research funding to connect, engage, and synergize cancer research at Hollings.
  • A guarantee that 100% of every rider-raised dollar will go directly to cancer research. The money raised will be the catalyst for groundbreaking and lifesaving projects that will impact cancer care across the state and country.
  • A two-day, fun-packed event. Friday night we celebrate, rally, and remember. On Saturday morning, our riders embark on one of three routes, as we put our best foot forward in the name of cancer research. The ride culminates in true Charleston fashion with a finish line celebration to remember.


Ravenel Bridge in Charleston at sunset

An Opportunity for the City and State

At Hollings, we rely on community support and engagement to help us raise cancer awareness and research funding. We target meeting the needs of the catchment area in our state as South Carolina’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center. LOWVELO helps us do that by:

  • Engaging the community in raising the quality of cancer care across economic classes.
  • Raising awareness of the value of healthy lifestyles and cancer screenings in preventing and treating cancer and how our clinical trials are helping create the cures of tomorrow.
  • Enhancing our partnerships with academic institutions and state health organizations.
  • Expanding clinical and research reach to both urban and rural areas of South Carolina.
  • Being a platform to build lasting corporate and community partnerships.