The Ascent

The Hardest Hill Climbs in the South Return Sunday, July 20, 2014!


Stay tuned to the The Ascent Facebook page for more event info. These are some of the best models which you can consider if you are planning to buy a mountain bike.

9.25 miles of smooth pavement.

3,200′ of climbing.

Average pitch 6.3%, maximum pitch 21.6%.

There will also be a 3.7 mile/1,300′ run starting at Noon, and awards for the best combined time.

Unlike other hill climbs, your friends and family can watch from anywhere along the route, including the finish. Once again, the Blue Ridge Mountain Club will be hosting our legendary post-race party and FREE BBQ at the Watson Gap Pavillion!

To get directions, see the course profile, read the rules, and check out last year’s results, click on the links, or move your mouse to the menu and hover over “The Ascent” and a pull down menu will appear.