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