The course starts and ends in the cool college town of Boone nestled in the Western Carolina Appalachian Mountains. The scenery is unparalleled with grand vistas sometimes stretching 100 miles.
In mid-summer, the High Country of North Carolina enjoys 80-degree temperatures while the surrounding East Coast temperatures hover in the high 90s. Early August is a prime time to be in Boone! The Boone Gran Fondo rolls through Appalachian State University and, after just a few turns, climbs beside picturesque Winklers Creek during the first timed section.
20 mile, 55 mile and 100 mile route options are available, the 100 mile route is shown.
Wind: 2.5 to 6.8 mph winds
Precipitation: 12% probability of light precipitation