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The Assault on Mount Mitchell

May 19 2025
Spartanburg SC
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Distances: 72.4, 102.7 miles
Difficulty: Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Limited to: 725 Participants

Known around the world as the "Beast of the East," The Assault on Mt. Mitchell is one of road cycling's most intense, rewarding, and beloved century rides. Following the course first ridden in 1975 by Freewheelers Club member John Bryan, The Assault on Mt. Mitchell spans 102.7 miles, beginning in downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the famed Blue Ridge Parkway, and finishing at the summit of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the Eastern United States. In total, you'll climb more than 10,000 vertical feet from start to finish. It's for this reason (and more!) that more than 800 riders from across the Western hemisphere test their skill and their will each spring in the Carolinas' beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Register today - this event historically sells out!

Honors + Awards for The Assault on Mt. Mitchell include:

Top 10 U.S. Hill Challenges – GrandFondoGuide.com
Top 15 U.S. Gran Fondo – GranFondoGuide.com
Top 20 North American Gran Fondo – GranFondoGuide.com
Best of the Blue Ridge, 3rd Place – Blue Ridge Outdoors, 2018
25 Competitions to Conquer — Blue Ridge Outdoors, 2016
Best Cycling Event – “Best of the Outdoors,” Blue Ridge Outdoors, 2010

The Assault on Mount Mitchell

 

 
Start Located At: 385 N. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29303
 
 
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Registration Fees

$250 through Dec. 31, 2023

$275 from Jan. 1 - May 13, 2024

$300 at Packet Pickup

Included

- Guaranteed spot to ride The Assault on Mt. Mitchell on May 20, 2024

- Bus transportation for both rider and bike from the finish line to either the Party Pavilion (rest stop #5) or return to the start line

- Ticket for a post-finish meal at the Party Pavilion

- SAG and Tech support along the course

- Access to Packet Pickup Expo sponsored by One Spartanburg

- Event t-shirt

- Swag bag

Packet Pickups

Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 1:00-5:00 pm 

Monday, May 20, 2024 from 5:30-6:30 am

Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium (Lower Level), 385 N. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29303

Prize / Race Categories

According to tradition, all finishers receive the 2024 commemorative patch. (The best prize is finishing.)

 
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