Save the date for Saturday, August 22nd, 2020
Online registration is now open.
Announcement: While we are cognizant of the COVID-19 situation and guidelines, we are hopeful that the 2020 Blue Ridge Brutal will be held as scheduled on August 22nd. In that optimistic frame of mind, we are going ahead with plans to make it another incredible ride this year. However, rest assured that if we are unable to hold the ride due to lingering situations and regulations, all registrations will be refunded.
The Blue Ridge Brutal is not for the faint hearted. All of the Rides – 102, 72 or 56 miles, take you onto the Blue Ridge Parkway and over many hills. Route elevation gains are 8,800 feet, 6,300 feet and 4,700 feet respectively. 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.
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For the 80 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 3.4 miles with an average grade of approximately 8%.
Video by Dan Bush. An Appalachian Concerto, written and performed by The Kruger Brothers