The Blue Ridge Breakaway offers four routes, suitable for intermediate level riders to avid cyclists. All routes begin and end at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.
SAG Stops are available to provide refreshments, first aid, and minor repairs. Rest areas with refreshments and facilities are conveniently located on all four routes.
Riders must wear helmets at all times while on the course. No personal SAG is allowed during BRB.
Riders should be prepared for all weather. The Breakaway will be held rain or shine, unless there is a significant danger to participants due to poor visibility, lightning, storms, or strong winds.
Please Note: Blue Ridge Breakaway is a ride, not a race! All riders are expected to follow all traffic laws including stop signs and stop lights.
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Our most challenging, yet breathtakingly gorgeous ride, The Hawk, is our signature century ride that has drawn riders near and far to experience this one-of-a kind ride! Riders will experience some of the most beautiful sections of Haywood County featuring mountain, valley and farmland views as well as over 30 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
In an effort to have two rides experience the unrivaled beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway (and if you donít think youíre quite up to ride the 106 miles in the Century!) the Trout may be the one for you! This ride will take you through some breathtaking countryside in Haywood County as well as experience over 30 miles on the roads of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
A gorgeous ride through Panther Creek, Fines Creek and over Hyder Mountain. Riders will enjoy miles of river views and farmlands. This ride is a moderately challenging 50 mile route with some of the most spectacular views you could experience in Haywood County! This ride is not for beginners but for riders looking for a moderately difficult 50 mile ride. Gorgeous views and a stunning descent await you here!
This is a wonderful ride for those wanting to experience the beauty of the mountains without the long miles and more difficult climbs. Make no mistake, this ride is not for the "true beginner" but great for those new to cycling who may want to challenge themselves with a few climbs and enjoy the beautiful scenery that comes along with summer in the mountains!
* The Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) regulations require the following: The bicycle operator must exhibit a white light or reflector visible at least 500 feet to the front and a red light or reflector visible at least 200 feet to the rear during periods of low visibility, between the hours of sunset and sunrise, or while traveling through a tunnel. Bicycles must be ridden single file except when passing or turning left and well to the right-hand side of the road. Around mile 80 there is a BLIND TUNNEL that will absolutely require a front light as riders will not be able to see which way is up when in the tunnel. Please purchase beforehand a front headlight prior to arriving for the ride. Vendors will have a limited number of these headlights.