Unaka Mountains

This legacy route was the first permanent approved in the Asheville region circa 2012 with the help of randonneur emeritus Andy Albershardt (relocated to Gunnison, CO). It's arguably the most loved route in the region with beautiful views and 4 substantive climbs to include Sam's Gap, Carver's Gap, Buck Creek Gap, and Swannanoa Gap. We recommend a lunch stop at Puerto Neuvo in the town of Roan Mountain before climbing Carver's Gap (Roan Mountain). The SPEEDY GONZALEZ is the go-to dish ;)

We're still working out some details on this event to determine what level of support we can offer. If it works out, we'll have a secret control right around 200km after the Poplar Grover Convenience Store serving up sandwiches, snacks, and drinks. If we are able to accomodate, the ride fee will increase in order to accomodate.

 

 

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Add to Calendar 2024-05-11 09:00:00 2024-05-11 09:00:00 Unaka Mountains - 303km https://air.bikeavl.com//node/80

This legacy route was the first permanent approved in the Asheville region circa 2012 with the help of randonneur emeritus Andy Albershardt (relocated to Gunnison, CO). It's arguably the most loved route in the region with beautiful views and 4 substantive climbs to include Sam's Gap, Carver's Gap, Buck Creek Gap, and Swannanoa Gap. We recommend a lunch stop at Puerto Neuvo in the town of Roan Mountain before climbing Carver's Gap (Roan Mountain). The SPEEDY GONZALEZ is the go-to dish ;)

We're still working out some details on this event to determine what level of support we can offer. If it works out, we'll have a secret control right around 200km after the Poplar Grover Convenience Store serving up sandwiches, snacks, and drinks. If we are able to accomodate, the ride fee will increase in order to accomodate.

 

 

15 Baker Pl, Asheville, NC 28806 Asheville International Randonneurs ashevillerandonneurs@gmail.com America/New_York public
Start address
15 Baker Pl, Asheville, NC 28806
Fee
$5.00
Distance
303km
Climbing
4314
Registered riders
Altarac, Curt

 


Remember:

No waiver, no lights, no reflective gear, no ride! No exceptions!

$$$ MONEY $$$


We are only accepting cash for brevet registration at this time.
We apologize for the inconvenience

Proof of passage

WE DO NOT PROVIDE BREVET CARDS UNLESS YOU SPECIFICALLY REQUEST THEM.

AIR prefers EPP (electronic proof of passage) for ride verification.

In the event of GPS failure, take a picture of your bike at each control with your smartphone.

WE DO NOT PROVIDE COPIES OF CUE SHEETS.

They are available for you to print/modify as needed at the RidewithGPS route link.

AIR ride faq:

How do I "register" for a ride?

To register for an AIR ride simply send these details to ashevillerandonneurs@gmail.com

  • The date and ride you are interested in registering for
  • Your active RUSA membership number
  • Your first name / last name
  • A working phone number
  • Emergency contact
    • first name / last name
    • working phone number

How do I get a RUSA membership?

To register you must be an active RUSA member.

If you are not an active RUSA member head to https://rusa.org/pages/memberservices and register.

Note: if you are registering with RUSA close to the start of an event you likely cannot pay with a check in time. Instead use PayPal and email ashevillerandonneurs@gmail.com with your pre-registration information to get a full registration expedited.

What gear requirements are there?

For any of the ride that is done in the dark (even at the start), you MUST have:

  • A RUSA compliant reflective vest
  • Ankle reflectors
  • Active/working front light
  • Active/working rear red light

Ultimately all riders must meet or exceed the RUSA guidelines: https://rusa.org/reflectivity

Failure to meet these requirements will result in disqualification from the event.

Ride proof?

We accept electronic proof of passage (EPP) for ride verification, but offer traditional Brevet Cards on request.

Valid EPP methods/examples:

  • Strava or equivalent GPS track showing the entire ride
  • Picture of bike and self at each control

Will there be SAG or support on the ride?

Unless otherwise noted there will be no SAG or support vehicle.

If you quit the ride be prepared to get yourself back home / to the start.

Will a get paper queue sheet at the ride start?

No. Please print your own queue sheet directly from the RWGPS page.

What kind of support is permitted?

You are able to receive support from event riders anywhere on course.

You are allowed to receive support (even from non riders) at each "control".

No other support is allowed.