Enjoy Early Registration Summer Savings for the Blue Ridge Breakaway

By Haywood County Chamber of Commerce | Jun 18, 2013
Courtesy of: Beth Brown Photography

The Haywood Chamber of Commerce will host the 4th Annual Blue Ridge Breakaway, August 17, 2013. Registration for the cycling event which brought 500 riders to Haywood County last August is open with a final early registration deadline of August 2nd. Riders are encouraged to take advantage of early registration summer savings and secure their spot in the 2013 Blue Ridge Breakaway.

According to a review on active.com, “This (the Blue Ridge Breakaway) was an awesome event.  The entire experience exceeded all my expectations. It was superbly organized. The route was picturesque, challenging, and traffic was light.  I cannot say enough good things about the way this ride was put on.  The volunteers were so gracious and supportive. I can't wait until next year's event.”

The event will feature a Century (105 miles), Metric Century (65 miles), 40 mile and a 24 mile ride. Riders will explore the mountain valleys near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Pisgah National Forest, and in the shadow of Cold Mountain. The Century ride will also include 30 miles on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway with a cumulative elevation gain of 9,600 ft.

“The 2013 Blue Ridge Breakaway will provide outstanding views, incredible roads, and friendly people all at mountain cool temperatures!” said 2013 Ride Director, Cecil “Zeke” Yount.  “Consistently rated one of the best rides anywhere by past participants, the Breakaway will get your heart rate up and keep it there as you enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mountains, the rushing creeks to your right and left, and the daring descents from peak elevations.”

Riders may pre-register online at www.BlueridgeBreakaway.com.  Additional route descriptions, maps, and cue sheets are also available online.

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