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The Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion

The Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion

May 20 2019
Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA

The 44th Annual Assaults presented by Greenville Health System will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019. The Assaults is one of the most intense, premier cycling experiences that draws a full field of cyclists from around the world. This one-day challenge takes riders from Spartanburg, SC to the top of the highest peak in the East, Mt. Mitchell. Please join us for the 44th Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion in 2019.

The Assault on Mt. Mitchell is a 102.7-mile self-paced ride, not race, from Spartanburg MemorialAuditorium in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina, along the Blue Ridge Parkway, to the summit at Mt. Mitchell State Park in North Carolina—a total vertical ascent of more than 10,000 feet.
With 10 rest stops along the way, you will be able to refill, refuel, and make mechanical adjustments as needed.

Parking: Parking is available in the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium lot.

Rest Stops: Riders along the route are supported with 10 rest stops that offer food, beverage, first aid kits and toilets. Please reference the Cue Sheet for specific locations and note that stop #5, the finish for Marion riders, is a self-service water and snack stop.

SAG & Tech Support: SAG and Tech volunteers are available along the route to provide assistance for riders. Not all volunteers have experience with bike repair but will work to get your assistance. Vehicles typically carry a cell phone, tubes, air and minor first aid kits. There will be bike techs along the route, but they may not be stationed where you break down and are not guaranteed to have the exact items you may need. If you need special chains, tubes etc. be sure to carry them with you. Cell phone service may be sporadic in areas. Please come prepared.

Post Ride: Upon finishing, riders will have access to food and beverage and changing stations. Buses will transport riders off the Mountain to the Tom Johnson Campground to enjoy post-ride festivities and further final destination transport options.

The Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion

Routes: 72.4, 102.7 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 1000
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Start Times / Itinerary

Race Start will be Monday May 20, 2019 at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, 385 North Church Street at 6:30am, sharp!

The Assault on Mt. Mitchell

October 24 – December 31: $135
January 1 – March 31: $150
April 1 – May 17: $165
Packet Pick Up: $175

The Assault on Marion

October 24 – December 31: $50
January 1 – March 31: $55
April 1 – May 17: $60
Packet Pick Up: $65
Registration Transfer Fee $30
If a cyclist will not be using their event registration, it can be transferred. The cyclist receiving the registration will pay the transfer fee, and The Assaults will complete the transfer. 
What's Included?

The Assault on Mt. Mitchell registration includes transportation from the finish line in Mt. Mitchell State Park to Tom Johnson Campground (Marion, NC). This bus ride is, on average, 30 minutes long and does not stop for restroom breaks. There are additional trasportation options available. Each registration also includes, a shirt,  meal at Marion and a commerative patch. Mt. Mitchell registration also includes soup, and bread at the top. Cyclists also have access to stocked rest stops, SAG and TECH. 

Adequate Car Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Registration/Entry On the Day
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Free Training Rides
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, South Carolina
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