large group of cyclists ride past a sign that says Hollings thanks you for your support during Lowvelo 2022 bike ride


two riders cross the Lowvelo finish line holding hands raised in the air with other riders behind them

LOWVELO rallies everyone together for one great cause — raising money for innovative and lifesaving cancer research at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. We had a record-setting 1,334 participants in 2023. In just five years, LOWVELO participants have raised $2.3 million to support our researchers working hard everyday on the next breakthrough. Check out the videos below to see what LOWVELO is all about and visit our LOWVELO Photo Gallery for a full perspective on the event.

LOWVELO24 will take place on November 2. Registration is now open on the ride website. We also have lots of volunteer opportunities if you want to get involved but don't want to ride.



  • 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 8 and up to raise funds for lifesaving 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, present, and future 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.
  • An opportunity for each participant to commit to the cause by fundraising a minimum amount based on their chosen distance.
  • 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 participant-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 fun-filled event 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.


I love the fact that we are able to cycle and pedal to raise dollars for cancer research and really make a difference in cancer care.

Dr. Denis Guttridge, Hollings researcher

Dr. Denis Guttridge rides his bike during Lowvelo


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 South Carolina as our state'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 all socioeconomic groups.
  • 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 efforts to both urban and rural areas of South Carolina.
  • Being a platform to build lasting corporate and community partnerships.