**The 2018 event has been cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. From the organizers: “Prudently we are cancelling the Blowing Rock Fall Classic due to impending weather. We are honoring our donation pledges to the groups that were prepared to help us… Thanks for your support and understanding.” **

The Blowing Rock Fall Classic is a 72 mile bike ride on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  It is part of a Triple Crown of bike rides along with Blood, Sweat & Gears and the Beech Mountain Metric of the High Country Cycling Hat Trick. The circuit has an elevation gain of over 6000 feet and follows some of the most scenic roads in the state. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Winter Warmer Project, a charity created by the Blood, Sweat & Gears ride that helps provide warm clothes and bedding for people in need.

The ride starts Saturday morning at 8am, beginning and ending on Park Avenue, in front of the Police Department in downtown Blowing Rock. Park Avenue will be closed to automobile traffic Saturday from dawn until around 4pm.

Follow the event’s official page on Facebook for up-to-date information.

See the route at ridewithgps.com/routes/7008893

Register ($70) at bikereg.com/blowing-rock-fall-classic

Find a place to stay at www.blowingrock.com/lodging/

Friday, September 14:
Packet Pickup- 4pm-9pm at Blowing Rock School
Saturday, September 15:
Parking assistance at 6:30am
Packet Pickup- 6:30am- 7:45am
Ride Start – 8am on Park Avenue
Post Ride Food – 11:30am at finish (rain location: Blowing Rock School)

Coming with a participant but not making the ride? Check out some of our itineraries to plan your time in Blowing Rock!