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April 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


After reviewing guidance from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Assault on the Carolinas (AOTC) bike ride scheduled for April 4, 2020. We make this decision with your health and well-being in mind and we are truly disappointed that the event cannot be held this year. Thank you to our riders, our sponsors, our volunteers, our visitors and spectators, and our community. Please look for information on our 2021 event scheduled for April 2021.

The 21st Annual Assault on the Carolinas bike ride is Saturday, April 4. Come by to cheer the 1000+ riders leave from downtown Brevard, in front of Water Oak Suites at 9 am. This is the annual fundraiser for the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club. We offer 100k and 50k rides. The 100k goes through North Carolina and South Carolina mountains and valleys. Fully supported ride with 5 well stocked rest stops, and a challenging 6 mile climb up Ceasar’s Head. The 50k goes through the river valleys of Scenic Transylvania County. All rides start and finish on Main Street in downtown Brevard.

Riders can choose between the 100K (65.9 miles) and 50K (28.8 miles). Both rides begin at 9 am and start and finish at the Water Oak Suites Building on the Corner of East Main and Johnson Street. The 100k has it all from flats, rolling hills, the Walnut Hollow climb, fast descents, and a grueling 6-mile climb up Caesars Head near the North Carolina-South Carolina border. This ride will take you through the river valleys of Transylvania County, up Walnut Hollow, and up and over Highway 178. Hwy 178 offers some amazing descents, with miles of curves, that will be enjoyed by all. Once riders cross Hwy 11 in South Carolina they will stretch out their legs on some rolling hills and flat sections. Then riders reach the bottom of Caesars Head they begin a challenging 6 mile climb to the top. Once over Caesars head it’s @ 15 miles back to Brevard with more descents, flats, and a ride back through the river valley. This ride has 5 rest stops. Total ascent of 3,727 ft. with a maximum elevation of 3,157 ft.

The 50K riders will get to test their climbing abilities on Walnut Hollow, which is a local favorite. Walnut hollow is a steep challenging climb that is sure to get everyone’s heart pumping. The climb is 1.1 mile with grades reaching 15%. After climbing Walnut Hollow riders will enjoy a nice rolling ride home through the French Broad River Valley. The 50k has 2 fully stocked rest stops. The ride is followed by a great After Party with music, beverages and several vendors in the “expo” space. We hope to see you there as a rider or a spectator! Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest thanks the riders, the sponsors, the volunteers and our community for supporting this fun event over the past 20 years.


April 4, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest
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