Our Favorite Local Events!

6 Hours of Warrior Creek 2019

Some of the toughest local mountain bike trails await you Saturday, April 6th, 2019 as the Brushy Mountain Cyclists Club presents this eigth annual mountain bike endurance race.  Online Registration opens January 26th & usually fills up quick so don't miss out!

2019 High Country Kids' Triathlon

Finally, an opportunity for kids to shine! On Saturday, May18th, bring the swimsuit, the bike, and the running shoes and join in at the Paul E. Broyhill Wellness Center.  Multiple age categories with varying distances: 8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15!

The Assult on Mount Mitchell 2019

Celebrating the 44th Anniversary, the Assult on Mount Mitchell is a classic that shouldn't be missed! This 102.7 mile ride provides an opportunity to 10 rest stops along the course for you to refill, refuel, and make mechanical adjustments as you tackle the 10,357 feet of climbing it'll take you to reach the top. This event takes place on MONDAY, May 20th, 2019.

Blood, Sweat, and Gears 2019

A demanding route, which showcases the mountain communities of Watauga County, North Carolina, requires over 9,000 feet of total climbing. Highlights of the route include a 21-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway, a strenuous climb over the 4,500-foot gap at Snake Mountain, and a 10-mile "flat" on old US 421. This year marks the 21st Annual, on Saturday, June 22nd 2019. Online Registration fills up quick so don't miss out!

Boone Gran Fondo 2019

This isn't your typical cycling event.  A Gran Fondo is a unique cycling challenge- both a personal challenge and a serious competition. Timing chips allow riders to compete for fasteset time during designated sections of the course, then they enjoy the scenery during the rest of the event.  Why not give the Boone race a try on Sunday, August 4th! You might get hooked and compete in the entire Gran Fondo Series!

The Blue Ridge Brutal 2019

Choose your poison on Saturday, August 10th and participate in either the 55, 72, or 102 mile option.  This fully supported ride rolls through the lesser known beautiful Blue Ridge mountains in Ashe County.

The Watauga Lake Triathlon

The 15th annual event will take place at 8:00am on Saturday, August T.B.D., at the Sugar Grove Baptist Church (directions) and a local family farm perched on the banks of the lake in a scenic, pastoral setting. This will be a low-key festive event with overall and age group awards, and a post-race barbecue.

The CowBelle Classic 2019

This 4th Annual Ladies ONLY event on Saturday, August 24th is geared towards expanding the community of female cyclists! With 4 route options available: 15, 20, 35, or 65 miles this ride is perfect for all ability levels and ages!

Cycle North Carolina "Mountains to the Coast"

The 2019 Cycle North Carolina "Mountains to the Coast" ride is a great opportunity to see our state from the best vantage point...this year's ride takes you from BLOWING ROCK to Atlantic Beach September 28th to October 5th. 

The Boone-Town Throw-Down at the High Country Fair Grounds

Cyclocross, the steeplechase of bike racing! This race is is part of the NC Cyclocross Series- held at the High Country Fair Grounds. In 2019 we'll be hosting another Sunday race...date T.B.D. Always a festive atmosphere for spectators & bicycle racers, come join the fun!  Click here for the 2018 RACE GUIDE!