Blue Ridge Brutal by Our Blue Ridge Lodging

Bike the Blue Ridge Brutal

Bike the Blue Ridge Brutal

August 15, 2009, will be the 20th annual Blue Ridge Brutal near our Blue Ridge Parkway Lodging. Starting at 8am, riders will ride 100 miles of challenging, varied terrain. This century ride begins and ends at the foot of Mount Jefferson in West Jefferson, North Carolina, just about ten miles from our pet friendly cabins in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  A 75-mile option and a 50-mile option are also available, for those who prefer not to tackle the entire 100 miles (read, those who love and respect their knees!). Of course, you are welcome to start pedaling at your cabin, as well.

The ride began as a fundraiser for the Ashe Civic Center, and it continues today both to raise funds and because it is so much fun. Today, funds go towards local schools and arts organizations. We are happy to support these fine local organizations.

Bring the whole family and make a weekend of it (after all, you’ll need a day to recover from the Blue Ridge Brutal, no matter how fit you are). Our Blue Ridge Mountains pet friendly cabins are the perfect spot to spend a few days or a few weeks. There is so much to do in the area, including but not limited to biking, that you won’t want to leave after the Blue Ridge Brutal. Imagine that good, exhausted feeling that comes only after exercising for many hours; then picture yourself seated with friends and family around a campfire, gazing at stars as you let that exhausted feeling wash over you. Let your friends do the cooking and the cleaning. You just sit back and talk about the ride and feel happy to have finished it.

Yes, you can bike the Blue Ridge Brutal.

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