Welcome to the 2013 Tour de Cashiers
ALL RIDES WILL DEPART FROM 342 US HWY 64W, AT FRANK ALLEN ROAD INTERSECTION WEST OF THE CROSSROADS at 9:00 am, Saturday, May 4, 2013
Morning of Registration will begin at 7:30 am at the departure address
Packet Pickup and Pre-Registration, on Friday, May 3rd will be held at Buck's Coffee House from 4-6 pm, which is located directly at the Cashiers Crossroads.
For 2013, we offer the same great routes we have used in 2012, including the very scenic re-route of the Full Century. Last year's riders will remember its mountain lakes and views of rugged gorges, and that it no longer includes the tough Charley Creek climbs
Early Spring in our mountains is a time of cool mornings, warm afternoons, wild flowers and flowering shrubs, and dramatic differences in leafing at different elevations – which our riders will experience along their courses. Summer residents begin returning, and the stores and restaurants are reopened. But the pace (and traffic) are at a lower level than in mid-Summer. In short, an ideal time for a solid, supported bike ride in the mountains, and for any non-riding family members to come visit also.
The Blue Ridge Double
We are again cooperating with the Issaqueena’s Last Ride, to present The Blue Ridge Double. The ILR will be held one week before the Tour de Cashiers, April 28th, from Walhalla, SC – our neighbor down the mountain. It explores the Blue Ridge foothills in each of its rides – 32, 61 and 100 miles. The two century rides also take on the Blue Ridge Escarpment, which rises sharply from the Piedmont outside Walhalla. All rides are through low-traffic rural and mountain landscapes. While at lower elevations and with a little less climbing, these are serious bike rides, and should be a great preparation for the Tour de Cashiers and its exploration of the Heart of the Blue Ridge.
Together, the Tour de Cashiers and ILR provide two weekends of mountain immersion – great training for whatever else may be in your season’s riding plans, or just a wonderful time enjoying Spring in the mountains, up close on a bicycle.
If you register for The Blue Ridge Double, you save $5 off the cost of each ride individually (total savings of $10).
You can register for The Blue Ridge Double (that is, both the TdeC and the ILR) with one IMAthlete.com transaction.