The 2020 Mountain Ride has been postponed to 2021. The ride will tentatively be held in Forest City August 6-8, 2021. Registration will open soon. x
August 7-9, 2020
Various loop route options offered daily of varying mileages
Forest City, NC
About the Routes
This year’s routes will showcase the beautiful landscapes that Western North Carolina has to offer - including the Thermal Belt Rail Trail that connects three towns in Rutherford County. The routes will explore this trail and many area attractions including historic sites, rivers, waterfalls and the Blue Ridge Mountains. From start to finish, the Mountain Ride routes are sure to keep you inspired and eager to return for more exploring.
Route Details and Features:
Suitable for intermediate to experienced cyclists.
Perfect match for road bikes, most tandems, trikes and hybrids. '
Routes are loops that start and finish at Summey Park
Some routes may offer optional gravel sections for enhanced exploration
Distances range from approximately 12 miles to 70 miles
SAG support, bike technicians
Rest stops every 10-20 miles
Routes offered via Ride With GPS
Friday's Route: Friday's route will be led by our route developer. The route leaves the campsite at 3pm and is a 17 mile warm up ride that features a stop at the Boston Lincoln Center. Elevation gain for this route is +1,271 ft.
Saturday's Route Options:
25 miles, 1,606 ft elevation gain, one rest stop
37 miles, 2,133 ft elevation gain, two rest stops
45 miles, 2,722 ft elevation gain, three rest stops
64 miles, 4,159 ft elevation gain, four rest stops
Sunday's Route Options: 27 miles, 1,586 ft elevation gain, one rest stop 35 miles, 1,982 ft elevation gain, two rest stops 49 miles, 3,125 ft elevation gain, three rest stops 62 miles, 3,746 ft elevation gain, four rest stops