Ride Starts

Your in-person Tour takes off from Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock on Labor Day (September 2) and begins with a mass start at 8:00am. Earlier or later starts will not be permitted.



We expect to resume all four normal TDA routes (25, 45, 62, and 100 miles) in that NC-DOT has re-opened Kanuga Lake Road before Labor Day. As in the recent past, Oleta Road will NOT be on any Tour route. However, please re-check your route sheet before Labor Day for any last-minute changes which may occur.


 Important for all cyclists:

100-mile cyclists must start at 8:00 AM in order to complete the Honeycrisp 100 – a very challenging route – by 4:00 PM. The 100-mile route (Yellow arrows) may again include the beautiful 270-degree mountain views on Orchard Circle at approximately Mile 87.


Rest stops will open and close as follows:

Rest Stop – OPENS CLOSES Location

  • 1: 8:45 AM – 11:00 AM – Mountain Machine, 2011 Pilot Mtn Rd, Edneyville
  • 2: 8:45 AM – 11:00 AM – Mountain Machine, 2011 Pilot Mtn Rd, Edneyville
  • 3: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Mud Creek Missionary Baptist Church, 104 Mine Gap Rd
  • 4: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Near 57 Pinnacle Falls Lane, Zirconia, NC
  • 5: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Fire Station, 3559 Hebron Road, Etowah
  • Note: Rest Stops 1&2 are the same location.

The Tour’s post-ride lunch for cyclists and volunteers begins at 11:00 AM and ends at 3:30PM. IMPORTANT: Your ride bib is your “meal ticket!” Lunch for friends or family will cost $10.00; purchase tickets at the Volunteer Tent. Email tourd’[email protected] to request a gluten-free or vegetarian option. Volunteers receive a complimentary lunch but pick up a lunch ticket at the Volunteer Tent.

Whether you’re a novice or a serious cyclist, there’s a ride that’s right for you. Please note that the Tour will be unassisted after 4 pm.


Parking and Hub Map

For packet pickup, parking and hub map information – click HERE

Honeycrisp Unbelievable Century

100 miles with 8,000 feet of ascent over Sugarloaf Mountain, Bearwallow Mountain, Terry’s Gap, Pinnacle Mountain and Jump Off Rock.

For serious cyclists.

Yellow 100: Honeycrisp Unbelievable Century, Cue Sheet, RWGPS Map

Gala Metric Challenge

62 miles (100 kilometers) with nearly 5,000 feet of ascent over Sugarloaf Mountain, Bearwallow Mountain and Terry’s Gap.

Orange 62: Gala Metric Challenge, Cue Sheet, RWGPS Map


Jonagold Lite

45 miles with approximately 2,300 feet of ascent.

A great challenge for new and returning cyclists. You can do it!

Blue 45: Jonagold Lite, Cue Sheet, RWGPS Map


Green Apple Enthusiast

25 miles with 1,000 feet of ascent. 

Green 25: Green Apple Enthusiast, Cue Sheet, RWGPS Map