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Save the Date for Saturday, August 12, 2017
Stay tuned for exciting changes for the Blue Ridge Brutal! Don’t worry it will be the same challenging and beautiful ride but we are fine tuning and updating the ride to make it better.
We have listened to your suggestions and comments and we are working hard to make 2017 better than ever!
Save the date for online registration starting March 1, 2017!
The Blue Ridge Brutal is not for the faint hearted. All of the Rides – 102, 72 or 55 miles, take you onto the Blue Ridge Parkway and over many hills. As such, all these Rides can be considered challenging to strenuous. However, you can mix the pain with the joy of riding through some of the most beautiful scenery in North Carolina which, we believe, makes these Rides some of the most spectacular in this area. For the 50 Riders who Register to climb Mount Jefferson, please be aware that, although not officially classified, it is about as near to a Category 2 climb as possible rising almost 1500 feet over 3.1 miles with an average grade of approximately 9%. Now for those who may not want to Ride but want to support the event and the Ashe Civic Center, please have a look at the Volunteer tab. We’d love to have you take part.
About the Area
These Rides take you to some of the most beautiful parts of North Carolina…..BUT WAIT – THERE’S MORE – hiking, kayaking, arts, festivals, museums and the list goes on, all supported by great dining and accommodations.
Have a closer look at our cool Blue Ridge Brutal jersey – designed with safety in mind. Purchase your own online!