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August 12, 2017

Choose Your Challenge!

Ride

102 Miles

72 Miles

55 Miles

3.1 Miles

Elev. Gain

8,794 feet

6,298 feet

4,511 feet

1,454 feet

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2016 Blue Ridge Brutal Survey Results Are In - You Talk, We Listen!

Blue Ridge Brutal
August 12, 2017

We have listened to your suggestions and comments and we are working hard to make 2017 better than ever!

Registration Fee: $60
Registration Fee after July 15: $80

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.

Ashe Civic Center and Ashe County Arts Council, Sponsors


Route Map & Elevation!

Have a look at the various ride routes, elevations and cue sheets.

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.

Brutal Jersey!

Have a closer look at our cool Blue Ridge Brutal jersey – designed with safety in mind. Purchase your own online!