Your ride begins in Downtown Asheville at Wicked Weed Brewing's Funkatorium and quickly moves along well-marked winding roads out into pastoral countryside and up to mountain ridge vistas. At the end of the ride, as you descend from the Blue Ridge Parkway into the heart of town, you will be afforded a spectacular cityscape view and greeted by fellow riders and families back at Wicked Weed Brewing's Funkatorium; where you can enjoy the music, vendors, massage therapists, and of course – food and beer!
In addition to the three awesome gran fondo routes, the Gran Fondo Asheville has the distinction this year of presenting the USA Cycling Gran Fondo National Championship. National championship riders will start 30 minutes earlier, so be sure to use the Epic Ride Weather app for a personalized forecast if you're competing.
29, 61 and 98 mile route options are available, the 98 mile route with 8800 feet of climbing is shown.
Wind: 1.9 to 3.7 mph winds with gust up to 5.6 mph
Precipitation: 20% probability of light precipitation