The Blue Ridge Brutal

August 10, 2019
30th annual Blue Ridge Brutal Bike Race

30 Brutal Years!

Aug. 10, 2019 - Mark Your Calendar!

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. 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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A Brutal Ride

Challenging Uphill Climb

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

Volunteers Welcome

Your Support is Appreciated

Now for those who may not want to Ride but want to support the event and the Ashe Civic Center, we welcome volunteers. We’d love to have you take part.

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