Blood Sweat & Gears

Blood, Sweat & Gears

Blood Sweat & GearsThe BSG is a challenging to strenuous full English Century; a 100 mile loop ride starting and ending at the Valle Crucis Elementary School, near Boone, North Carolina. The route roughly circles Boone through the outskirts of Watauga County, the heart of North Carolina’s High Country.

The terrain is constantly changing with hills of all lengths and curves too numerous to count. The cumulative climbing elevation is 13,000 plus feet, with the climb up to the gap at Snake Mountain, mile point 63, reaching an 18-20% grade near the top. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Jeremy Dale Fisher Fund and The Russell Fund, established by the Watauga County Chapter of the American Red Cross, which provides assistance to local families that are displaced by fire, flood or similar disasters.

“It’s a great area for riding, very hilly, but I’d say it’s the best area for training in the whole of the United States.” ~ Lance Armstrong on Boone, NC Cycle Sport

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