Blue Ridge Breakaway
Benefitting the economic development initiative of Haywood County Chamber of Commerce, this bike ride allows participants to choose between four routes of varying difficulties. The Hawk, a 105-mile century, ascends to the Blue Ridge Parkway, then travels through Maggie Valley. The Trout, a 62.1-mile metric century, and the Panther, a 40-mile trek, offer their own challenges. The 24-mile Rabbit tackles two moderate hill climbs over Coleman and Hyder mountains before finishing at Lake Junaluska. The night before the ride, join cyclotourists Russ Roca and Laura Crawford for a presentation about their excursions across the United States.
>>Friday, presentation 7:30 p.m., Saturday, registration 6-7 a.m., ride 7:30 a.m.; $54 Hawk, Trout & Panther, $35 Rabbit; (828) 456-3021; www.blueridgebreakaway.com