Asheville-Wytheville-Asheville

Starts/ends in Asheville, NC.

 

The overnight stop is the Econolodge in Glade Spring VA. Rooms are about $65/night.

There will be no support or drop bags on this ride.

We understand that some riders will not be willing or able to attempt this distance without drop bags. Unfortunately, we don’t have the provisions to provide drop bag support at this time. If this is a deterrent, we are sorry in advance.

If you carry your own provisions for day 2, you can drop them at the hotel at the 200km mark.

The 45 mile stretch from Wytheville to Glade Spring parallels the interstate and will be a nice break from the climbs. It’s intended to be a nice way to end day #1. Depending on when you roll out of Wytheville, there may be some traffic. However, even at it’s busiest, Hwy-11 is generally not bad and it’ll be quieter the later it gets.

Indian Grave Gap at mile 308 will likely be the most difficult climb because it’s so late in the ride, it’ll be in the heat of the day, it’s short and steep, and you’ll be tired.

This will be our third run of this 600k route. We hope you enjoy it!

Please review the route carefully and email what questions you have.

 

Helmet, reflective gear, and lights required per RUSA guidelines.

Be prepared to ride in darkness in the event that you do not finish before sunset; otherwise, you will be disqualified.

 

 

 

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Starts/ends in Asheville, NC.

 

The overnight stop is the Econolodge in Glade Spring VA. Rooms are about $65/night.

There will be no support or drop bags on this ride.

We understand that some riders will not be willing or able to attempt this distance without drop bags. Unfortunately, we don’t have the provisions to provide drop bag support at this time. If this is a deterrent, we are sorry in advance.

If you carry your own provisions for day 2, you can drop them at the hotel at the 200km mark.

The 45 mile stretch from Wytheville to Glade Spring parallels the interstate and will be a nice break from the climbs. It’s intended to be a nice way to end day #1. Depending on when you roll out of Wytheville, there may be some traffic. However, even at it’s busiest, Hwy-11 is generally not bad and it’ll be quieter the later it gets.

Indian Grave Gap at mile 308 will likely be the most difficult climb because it’s so late in the ride, it’ll be in the heat of the day, it’s short and steep, and you’ll be tired.

This will be our third run of this 600k route. We hope you enjoy it!

Please review the route carefully and email what questions you have.

 

Helmet, reflective gear, and lights required per RUSA guidelines.

Be prepared to ride in darkness in the event that you do not finish before sunset; otherwise, you will be disqualified.

 

 

 

Tacos Jalisco Mexican Restaurant 1328 Patton Ave A Asheville, NC 28806 Asheville International Randonneurs ashevillerandonneurs@gmail.com America/New_York public
Start address
Tacos Jalisco Mexican Restaurant 1328 Patton Ave A Asheville, NC 28806
Fee
$30.00
Distance
604km
Climbing
7860

AIR ride faq:

How do I "register" for a ride?

To register for an AIR ride simply sent these details to ashevillerandonneurs@gmail.com

  • The date and ride you are interested in registering for
  • Your active RUSA membership number
  • Your first name / last name
  • A working phone number

How do I get a RUSA membership?

To register you must be an active RUSA member.

If you are not an active RUSA member head to https://rusa.org/pages/memberservices and register.
Note: if you are registering with RUSA close to the start of an event you likely cannot pay with a check in time. Instead use PayPal and email ashevillerandonneurs@gmail.com with your pre-registration information to get a full registration expedited.

What gear requirements are there?

For any of the ride that is done in the dark (even at the start), you MUST have:

  • A RUSA compliant reflective vest
  • Ankle reflectors
  • Active/working front light
  • Active/working rear red light

Ultimately all riders must meet or exceed the RUSA guidelines: https://rusa.org/reflectivity

Failure to meet these requirements will result in disqualification from the event.

Will there be SAG or support on the ride?

Unless otherwise noted there will be no SAG or support vehicle.

What kind of support is permitted?

You are able to receive support from event riders anywhere on course.

You are allowed to receive support (even from non riders) at each "control".

No other support is allowed.