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George Hincapie and Jimmie Johnson to ride Assault on Mt. Mitchell

The Beast of the East, the Assaults on Mount Mitchell bike rides are happening again on Monday, May 15

SPARTANBURG, S.C.  - So far nearly 850 cyclists are attempting to complete the 102-mile ride from Spartanburg, S.C., to the summit of Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain in the Eastern United States.

Joining them will be some well known cyclists, including George Hincapie, a former Tour de France rider who lives in Spartanburg, and record-tying seven-time NASCAR Champion, Jimmie Johnson.

Riding The Assault on Mt. Mitchell for the first time are Bobby Julich, Matt Kenseth, and Jamie McMurray.

Bobby Julich was a profesional cyclisst who retired in 2008 and finished third in the 1998 Tour de France, becoming the second American to finish on the podium and won the silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in the Individual Time Trial. Julich now runs Julich Coaching & Consulting, to help top-level cyclists reach their goals.

Jamie McMurray won his first race on his second start in the Sprint Cup series, as a substitute for Sterling Marlin. In 2003, McMurray was named Rookie of the Year, and in 2006, he established himself as one of the top drivers for Ford Racing, scoring two of his biggest career wins at Daytona and Talladega. In 2010, under Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing, McMurray swept NASCAR’s two biggest races, the Daytona 500 and Brickyard 400.

Matt Kenseth has driven in the NASCAR Cup Series for 19 years. Winning the Cup Championship in 2003, Kenseth also holds an International Race of Champions title. He has 38 Cup Series victories, 171 top-five finishes, 309 top-10 finishes and 18 pole awards. Kenseth is also one of only 11 drivers in the history of NASCAR who have won the Daytona 500 more than once.

The 42nd Annual Assaults presented by Greenville Health System is a one-day century ride, known as the Southeast’s Premier Cycling Experience. It attracts nearly 850 cyclists from around the world each year. It is the only cycling event allowed to reach the peak of Mt. Mitchell.

A portion of the proceeds support HUB Cycle, a program of Partners for Active Living. This program increases the availability of and access to bicycles for those using bicycles as a primary means of transportation in Spartanburg. Additional organizations supported by the ride include Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Palmetto Cycling Coalition, the Spartanburg Humane Society and the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.

As part of the event, the Assault on Marion is a 74-mile ride from Spartanburg to Marion, North Carolina.

Last year 1st place went to Mathias Notheggar from Austria in a time of  5hrs 16mins, 2nd place was Christopher Ziema, from Chapel Hill in a time of  5 hrs 18 mins and 3rd place was Mike Root from Greenville SC Time: 5hrs 24 mins.

Registration closes at noon on Saturday, May 13, so register now.
 
To register, please visit theassaults.com

About the Feewheelers Cycling Association

The organization behind The Assaults, The Freewheelers Cycling Association, is a Spartanburg, South Carolina based, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit community service organization founded in 1973. The Freewheelers’ mission is to provide education and promotion of bicycle safety and a forum for amateur sports competition and touring.

To learn more about The Freewheelers, visit their website at freewheelers.info

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