Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Libby's Excellent Adventure

Believe it or not I have signed up for this event, meeting my son Frey in Boone NC for a great ride. I am doing the 50 miles, 5800 feet of climbing(yes i am certifiable) and my son is doing the 100 miles. I think he climbs right up to heaven!!

Wish me luck. Libby

Blood Sweat and Gears Logo The 11th Annual Blood Sweat and Gears
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Start Time 7:30am at the Valle Crucis School
Awesome 2009 BSG Jerseys - register and order yours early!

Under the Blue Ridge Parkway, photo by Lonnie Webster The BSG is a challenging to strenuous full English century - 100 mile loop ride starting and ending at the Valle Crucis Elementary School, approximately 5 miles south of 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+ feet, with the climb up to the gap at Snake Mountain, milepoint 63, reaching an 18-20% grade near the top. Read our Director's Message for 2009.

Photo by Lonnie Webster.

"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 (June 1998)

Photo by Fred Germann of High Country Media. Click for a large version. BSG offers a demanding route, which showcases the mountain communities of Watauga County, North Carolina; 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.

A 50 mile "Half Century" is available for those who prefer the sanity of a challenging, but shorter route. Both rides are fully supported with aide stations and SAG support.

Proceeds from the ride will 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.

1 comment:

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Valle Crucis, NC