Register Now for the 2018 Assaults
The Southeast’s Premiere Cycling Event
A bucket list ride for all cyclists, The Assaults is one of the most intense, premier cycling experiences in the Southeast and is one of the highlights of cycling season.
The 43rd Assaults on Mt. Mitchell presented by Greenville Health Systems will be on Monday, May 14, 2018.
It draws a group of almost 900 cyclists from around the world each year.
The Assault on Mt. Mitchell is a 102.7-mile self-paced ride from Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina, along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, to the summit at Mt. Mitchell State Park in North Carolina —a total vertical ascent of more than 10,000 feet, reaching the highest point east of the Mississippi.
The Assault on Marion is a 74.2-mile self-paced ride starting from Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium and ending at rest stop #5, the Tom Johnson Rally Park Pavilion in Marion, NC. The Assault on Marion began as a way to allow more cyclists to participate in the event without the more challenging 28 mile Blue Ridge Parkway and Mt Mitchell climb.
Although it does not include the 28-mile trek to the top of the mountain, this event is just as enjoyable and engaging with rolling hills, multiple climbs, and compelling North Carolina scenery.
Included in the entry are 10 rest stops that offer food, beverage, first aid kits and toilets. SAG and Tech volunteers will be available along the route to provide assistance for riders.
You will be able to drop off a small dry clothes bag during Packet pick-up that will be transported to Mt. Mitchell or Marion. Upon finishing, riders will have access to food and beverage and changing stations. Buses will transport Mitchell riders off the Mountain to the Tom Johnson Campground to enjoy post-ride festivities.
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Prices go up after December 31st, so register now and save.
For more information and to register for The 2018 Assaults, please visit theassaults.com
Regulars who take part each year include NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, ex-pro cyclist George Hincapie and pro cyclist Matthew Kutilek