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Assault on Mt. Mitchell and Marion

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Camping World at Tom Johnson's Camping Center

The Assault on Mt. Mitchell began in 1975, when a group of friends led by John Bryan decided to ride from Spartanburg, SC to the top of Mt. Mitchell - the highest point east of the Mississippi River. From that casual beginning, the annual event has become one of the best known centuries in the country.  Beginning in Spartanburg, SC, and ending at Mt. Mitchell, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Assault is just over 100 miles with the route through Marion beginning on Sugar Hill Road and ending on NC 80. Choose the Assault on Marion or the entire Assault on Mt. Mitchell route between Spartanburg and Mt. Mitchell. For more information, visit

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