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Bookwalter Binge Gran Fondo & Tuneup Ride 2018

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Warren Wilson College 701 Warren Wilson Road SwannanoaNC  28778
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Warren Wilson College 701 Warren Wilson Road SwannanoaNC  28778

About This Activity

The Bookwalter Binge is a relaxed Gran Fondo ride, studded with racing on timed segments of tough climbs that provide an epic challenge to all.

Three routes of varying length traverse some of the most beautiful roads in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina:

  • Gran 7,000 ft of climbing in 87 miles
  • Medio 5,800 ft in 72 miles
  • Piccolo 2,850 ft in 39 miles

This is an unusual opportunity to ride alongside female and male pro cyclists as they celebrate the end of their season racing all over the world and the country. Our accessible pros ride all three routes, and along with Brent Bookwalter, they are inspired by cyclists of all backgrounds and abilities.

Event details and schedule

Friday, October 26, 2018

TUNEUP RIDE

Asheville NC

Warm up ride with Jamie & Brent. Registration is limited to 30 riders.

PACKET PICK-UP & REGISTRATION

Liberty Bicycles

1378 Hendersonville Road
Asheville NC
5:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Stop by to get your bib number, timing chip, and your rider goodie bag; avoid the lines on Saturday morning.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – START/FINISH

Warren Wilson College
701 Warren Wilson Road, Swannanoa NC 28778
Packet Pick-up & Registration  6:45 AM - 7:45 AM
Ride Starts  8:30 AM
Binge Party  11:30 AM until 5:00 PM

 

Prizes

Our sponsors provide the prizes that are up for grabs for the following categories:

Gran Route - three timed sections

  • Female - first, second & third
  • Male - first, second & third

Medio Route - two timed sections

  • Female - first, second & third
  • Male - first, second & third

Picciolo Route - one timed section

  • Female - first, second & third
  • Male - first, second & third

Team Prizes

  • Team with the most members wearing the team jersey
  • Team that traveled the most miles (cumulative miles traveled by each team member from home to the start)

Oldest Rider

Youngest Rider

Best Halloween Costume - Rider

Best Halloween Costume - Volunteer

 

Timing

The Binge is a party on two-wheels studded with races on timed segments. Party a little, race a little...get it?

So how are the winners selected? Using timing chips, we capture your time on each timed segment and then we add the time together to see how you placed compared to other riders on your route.

 

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Map & Direction

Warren Wilson College 701 Warren Wilson Road SwannanoaNC  28778
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