Posts Tagged ‘Blue Ridge Brutal’

Blue Ridge Brutal 2016

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Drive On The Parkway? Never!Registration is now open for the 2016 Blue Ridge Brutal bicycling challenge. Ashe County’s premier cycling event takes place August 13 and begins in nearby West Jefferson. The routes explore the beautiful scenery of the North Carolina high country including the Blue Ridge Parkway passing right by the Mountain View Lodge. So register for the ride and make your reservations for one of our cabins

Bicycling in the Blue Ridge

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Heading back down the mountainSpring is just around the corner, I promise it is. And if you are a cyclist you are eager to get out of hibernation and pedal yourself back to fitness. Now is the ideal time to make your plans for the upcoming riding season. I highly recommend including a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains as a part of those plans. Beautiful scenery, challenging terrain and lightly travelled roads all make for an excellent cycling destination. So if you are planning a tour through the Blue Ridge Parkway, a training camp or participation in one of the High Country’s cycling events such as the Boone-Roubaix, Blood Sweat and Gears, or the Blue Ridge Brutal, we at Mountain View Lodge and Cabins hope you will consider us when making your arrangements.W e are conveniently located right on the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker 256 in Glendale Springs, NC, and each cabin is equipped with whirlpool tubs to relax in after a hard days riding, while the lodge has the room to accommodate larger touring groups or clubs.


Blue Ridge Brutal by Our Blue Ridge Lodging

Monday, August 3rd, 2009
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.