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Mountain Ride Route Information

The 2017 Cycle NC Mountain Ride boasts some of the most beautiful and challenging cycling routes that one can find in Western North Carolina.  Road bikes, hybrids, tandems, trikes, etc. are all suitable for each day's routes.  Varying mileage options will range anywhere from 15 miles to 65 plus miles through the Western North Carolina Mountains will be offered.  
All routes will be fully supported with rest stops every 10-20 miles, Support And Gear vehicles (SAG’s), and the Cycling Spoken Here bike mechanics.  All routes are loop rides and will start and end at the Mountain Ride Campsite on Saturday & Sunday.  Routes will not be final until the staff make the last check one week prior to the event.  


Cycle NC Mountain Ride Route Hours:
Saturday:  8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am to 2:30 pm

 More detailed info including route distances, rest stop info, elevation gains, etc. will be provided below once they have been confirmed. We will continue to tweak and improve these routes so all the information is subject to change. Download options for cue sheets and GPS links wll be available no later than the Monday prior to the start of the ride.  



We will provide the cue sheets and maps electronically to help make Cycle NC a more sustainable ride.  We will have a limited number of cue sheets available during the ride in case you lose your copy or it gets wet.  You will be able to download and print the cue sheets prior to arriving in Bryson
 City

The route distances and elevations are subject to change as they continue to be adjusted to provide the most scenic and safe roads.

SATURDAY INDIVIDUAL ROUTES 
ROUTES Mileage Elevation Gain
Route 1:  Bryson City Loop 12 596 feet 
 Route 2:  Lower Alarka Loop 22 1,716 feet 
Route 3:  Upper & Lower Alarka Loop 45 4,072 feet 
Route 4:  Burningtown Loop 65 5,295 feet 


SUNDAY INDIVIDUAL ROUTES 
ROUTE MILEAGES Mileage Elevation Gain
 Route 1:  East Deep Creek Loop 10 481 feet 
Route 2:  Dillsboro to Bryson City (includes Train Ride)  17 1,026 feet 
Route 3:  Whittier Loop  30 1,797 feet 
Route 4:  Dillsboro to the Road to Nowhere (Includes Train Ride) 40 3,499 feet
 Route 5:  Cherokee & Blue Ridge Parkway Ride 56  5,411 feet
 
 

Additional Route Information:
Cue Sheets:
Printed cue sheets featuring turn by turn instructions and an overview map will be available in the rider’s packet at check-in.  Directional signs along with road markings will also be located at each turn along the routes.  Route downloads for GPS devices will be available no later than the Monday prior to the start of the ride.  

Bike Mechanics
If you find your bike needs some assistance during the ride, the bike mechanics from 
Cycling Spoken Here bike shop will be at the start/finish and along each days routes.  
Support and Gear Vehicles (SAG) All the routes are fully supported with CNC vehicles to provide assistance to riders in need.  If you need help, pull off the road and pat the top of your head and they will stop to assist you. Personal SAG's are not allowed on the routes at any time.  

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