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600 Cyclists will take on the 47th Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion

A bucket list ride for serious cyclists, The 47th Annual Assaults is one of the most intense, premier cycling experiences in the Southeast. This year, approximately 600 cyclists from across the world will be participating

600 Cyclists will take on the 47th Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion

Participants will start in downtown Spartanburg, S.C. and ride to either Marion,

N.C. (74.2 miles, known as The Assault on Marion) or the summit of Mt. Mitchell (102.7 miles, known as The Assault on Mt. Mitchell). Thanks to ride sponsors and participants, the Freewheelers Cycling Association, host of the ride, gives back, more than $8,000 each year on average to organizations in and around the Upstate of South Carolina and Western North Carolina.

Organizations supported by the ride include FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Palmetto Cycling Coalition, Partners for Active Living, Episcopal Church of the Advent Outreach Commission, and the Spartanburg City Baptist Network. For more information on the rides, visit www.theassaults.com.

The organization behind The Assaults, The Freewheelers Cycling Association is a Spartanburg, S.C.-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 www.freewheelers.info.

When

Sunday, May 19 | Rider Registration / Expo | 1 p.m.- 6 p.m.

Monday, May 20 | The Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion
- 6:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony & Special Remarks 6:30 a.m. Start
- 9:30 a.m.*First finishers cross (Assault on Marion)
- 11:30 a.m.*First finishers cross (Assault on Mt. Mitchell)
- 1:30 p.m. Post-ride Meal starts (Tom Johnson Campground)
- 5:00 p.m. Ride ends

Where

Rider Registration/Expo, Opening Ceremony, and Ride Start
Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, 385 N. Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Assault on Marion – Finish Line
Tom Johnson Camping Center Pavillion, 373 Resistoflex Road, Marion, NC 28752

Assault on Mt. Mitchell – Finish Line
Mt. Mitchell State Park – Summit, 2388 NC-128, Burnsville, NC 28714

Previous cyclists include NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, ex-pro cyclist George Hincapie and pro cyclist Matthew Kutilek

Photo: Previous cyclists include NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, ex-pro cyclist George Hincapie and pro cyclist Matthew Kutilek