The second BWR for 2022, presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will take place on June 11 in Hendersonville, NC at the Ride Kanuga location, an incredible destination nestled on 1,400 stunning acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its historic setting features a beautiful 30-acre lake, 20-miles of trails, and full-service meeting and lodging facilities for up to 440 guests.
Microbreweries– The Asheville region hosts one of the highest concentrations in the nation!
RenownedBlue Ridge Parkway– 469miles long without a stop sign or light, is at the backdoor of Sierra Nevada! Called America's Favorite Drive -a ribbon of road that weaves through the region’s vibrant living traditions including Cherokee life and agricultural history to Southern Appalachian crafts and music. A must see and ride experience!
Pisgah National Forest- originally part of the 87,000 acre Biltmore Estate, now over 500,000 acres, includes 5 peaks over 6000 feet in elevation.
Mt Mitchell- accessed off the Parkway, Mt Mitchell is the highest point east of the Mississippi river and you can ride your bike to the peak at 6683ft!
Biltmore Estate- largest privately-owned home/mansion in the USA and has rich ties to the region.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is very close—one of few free National Parks in the USA among just being awesome
One of the highest concentrations of summer camps across the USA, the ride will pass several along the route.
DuPont State Forest- used to be home to DuPont chemicals. Now a huge state forest with hundreds of miles of multi-use trails. Also Last of the Mohicans and the first Hunger Games movies were filmed there.
French Broad River- 218 miles in length, passes by the grounds of Sierra Nevada where the BWR race course passes over it on its way through the city of Asheville on route to Tennessee. The French Broad River State Trail follows the river for 117 miles.
There may be an opportunity to spy the rare white squirrel; NOT albino!
Friday, June 9, 2023
10:00 am: BREAKFAST BURRITO RIDE WITH PABLOVE FOUNDATION 10:00 am–6:00 pm: BWR UNROAD EXPO & RIDER REGISTRATION
12:00 pm: RIDER BRIEFING #1
4:00 pm: RIDER BRIEFING #2
Saturday, June 10, 2023
5:00 am: WAFFLE GORGING COMMENCES, COFFEE SERVED
6:45 am: WAFFLE PRE-START CEREMONIES
7:00 am: WAFFLE START
7:15 am: WAFER & WANNA START
10:00 am–6:00 pm: BWR UNROAD EXPO
4:00 pm: PODIUM CELEBRATION
9:00 pm: OFFICIAL FINISHING TIME / COURSE CLOSES
130 Kanuga Chapel Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28739
NOTE: Kanuga is full for Friday & Saturday night. There is now only limited availability for camping.
We are excited to invite you to support two amazing local non-profits in Western North Carolina by entering to win $4,000 towards the purchase of a Canyon bike of your choice. By supporting these two organizations, you are supporting grass-roots bicycle advocacy as well as the stewardship of the local trails and pathways in and around Asheville, NC.
Available until: June 12, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST
Drawing date: June 16, 2022 at 8:00 am EST