The avid cyclist need look no further than the High Country for their cycling desires. Cycling legend Lance Armstrong callled the High Country "the best area for training in the United States." Todd, NC has the railroad grade, there is the Blue Ridge Parkway and many back roads with beautiful country scenery. Whether you are a beginner or a novice we have the ride for you. Ride through the town of West Jefferson, NC relaxed and crusing or challenge yourself on one of the many mountaintops. Whatever your speed here in Ashe County,North carolina we have it.
One of the premiere road cycling events in the region is set to take off again in Ashe County. The Blue Ridge Brutal 100 Bike Ride will begin at 8:00 AM on Saturday, Aug. 14 in front of the Ashe Civic Center on Mount Jefferson Road in West Jefferson, NC. 2010 marks the 21st year for this exciting event. The “Brutal” offers three ride options including a 100-mile ride, a metric century ride, or a 50 mile ride. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Ashe Civic Center.