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Old Fort Rock n Roller - Old Fort 2nd Edition

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Old Fort Ride House

Hosted by the McDowell Trails Association, this year's Rock n Roller, 2nd Edition begins and ends in downtown Old Fort and features two parts. The Hard Rock, 65 miles with 4,800 feet of climbing (three Supports and Gears) with an additional 10-mile option and the Soft Rock, 24 miles with nearly 2,000 feet of climbing (one SAG) with an additional 10-mile option. There is also the “Off the Couch” Fun Ride, which is 10 miles with 570 feet of climbing led by an experienced cyclist. There will be food for refueling at the finish. Participants also receive a pair of cycling socks and a cycling cap for the first 200 registrants. The money raised by the Rock ‘n’ Roller are used by the McDowell Trails Association to plan, develop, build, and provide education and support for greenways, blueways and trails in McDowell County.

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This early spring ride is an ideal training event, especially for those participating in the May Assault on Mt. Mitchell race. Because this is a ride, not a race, every rider will enjoy it! Registration and additional details are online.

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