The Half Century ride features climbs and beautiful vistas, along with gorgeous farmland. And this charity ride has a twist: the Rest stops are hosted by local farms serving local food samples! The route boasts stunning vistas on quiet country roads, with a minimum of highway. The Metric Century route follows the same route as the Half Century, with the addition of climbing Doggett Mountain near the end of the ride.
The Sandy Mush & Leicester area is rich in tradition, history, and local farmers that are provisioning our restaurants, stores, and families. This innovative ride combines our love of climbing (and descending!) on these beautiful roads, with eating the fabulous food these intrepid farmers are producing.This event is designed to highlight the farmland preservation efforts conducted by Buncombe County Soil & Water. Join us for a ride through lands used for farming for many years and is now preserved for farming in the future.