Friday, March 22, 2019:  Technical Tours (Open to everyone)

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Proterra Factory Tour

More information to follow. Tour participants will depart the hotel at 2:00 pm to arrive at Proterra by 3:00 PM. The tour will last approximately one-hour, at which time tour guests will travel back to the hotel.  Pre-registration is required. Transportation will be provided.

3:30 PM– 5:00 PM: Clemson Area Transit Maintenance Facility Tour

With their latest purchase of ten (10) Proterra buses, CATbus now has the latest in electric bus charging infrastructure…all located at their facility. They will show you the new technology, how it works, and some demonstrations. CATbus manages/operates the only 100% All Battery Electric Bus cities in the U.S. (in the City of Seneca), which has been in full operation for 4+ years and CATbus is now going to be the first transit system to have over half their fleet all electric. You will also want to come and see their state of the art & environmentally friendly office building, which includes 210 solar panels to generate the electricity and hot water. Tour guests will meet at Madren Center to travel to the facility at 3:30 PM.  A tour of the facility will begin at 3:45 and will last approximately one hour.  Attendees will be back at Madren Center by 5:00 PM.

Various Times:  Clemson Campus Tours

Sign up at the registration desk upon arrival if you are interested in a tour of the Clemson University Campus on Friday afternoon.  Tour times and details will be available upon arrival.

Friday, March 22, 2019:  Non-Conference Attendee Event

If you are not signed up for the conference or Are just attending the Roadeo (or you have a guest with you looking for something to do), sign up to join this unique opportunity on Friday!

11:30 AM – 5:00 PM:  Michelin Test Track (Non-Conference Attendees Only)

Departing the hotel at approximately 11:30 PM, tour guests will travel to the Michelin Test Track in Laurens, South Carolina for the half day tour starting at 1:00 PM.  Three demonstrations include Wet Hydroplaning (Two Tire Replacement) – guests experience the stability of the safe configurations versus the wrong one; Hot Laps with a Pro-Driver – guests experience high lateral acceleration and maximum handling; and Dry Autocross- guests experience the higher grip level, stronger lateral firmness, and quicker reaction times of PS A/S 3+ or PSS.  You must sign up for this tour in advance as it has limited space available.

Click your desired tour below to register.