Registration for 2018 opening soon!

The Southeast’s Premier Cycling Event


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The 42nd Annual Assaults presented by Greenville Health System took place on May 15, 2017. The Assaults is one of the most intense, premier cycling experiences that draws a full field of nearly 1,000 cyclists from across the world each year. This one-day challenge takes riders from Spartanburg, SC to the top of the highest peak in the East, Mt. Mitchell. The 43rd Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion will take place in 2018. Stay tuned for details. 

2018 Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion

The Assaults will celebrate its 43rd anniversary in 2018. Why Monday you ask? Due to the popularity of both the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mt. Mitchell State Park, Monday is the only day available for a special event!

The Assault on Mt. Mitchell: $135 | The Assault on Marion: $50

Price includes event t-shirt and post-ride lunch. Mitchell riders also receive bus transportation from the finish line at Mt. Mitchell to the Tom Johnson Campground in Marion, NC.

Registration 101

It’s the ultimate cycling feat: a one-day ride that attracts cyclists from around the world. We’ve created this handy guide – your Registration 101 – to help you register for the event. The Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion are an intense and memorable experience. Register early, train hard, and we will see you in May!

Step One: Event Registration

Select Your Ride:
The Assault on Marion: 74.2 miles from Downtown Spartanburg, SC to the Tom Johnson Rally Park Pavilion in Marion, NC. (Also Rest Stop #5) |  COST: $50 | Registration for The Assault on Marion opens January 2, 2017.
The Assault on Mt. Mitchell: 102.7 miles from Downtown Spartanburg, SC to the top of Mt. Mitchell, NC | COST: $135


Select Your Transportation Method:
CLICK HERE to view transportation detail for the Assault on Mt. Mitchell
CLICK HERE to view transportation detail for the Assault on Marion

Select Your Bike Destination:
Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium: Select this option if you are planning to take the Monday regular or direct bus back to Spartanburg.
Tom Johnson Campground (Marion, NC): Select this option if you are having a family member or friend picks you up from the campground, or if you are leaving your vehicle on Sunday before the ride.

Select Your T‐Shirt Size: This year’s shirts will be a unisex performance blend with a slimmer cut.

Estimate Your Finish Time: In the effort to create a smooth start, please estimate the number of hours it will take you to complete your ride. Riders will then be placed in corrals based on their pace.

Select Your Meal Location: Boxed lunch on Direct Bus: Please choose this option ONLY IF you are purchasing the direct bus ticket ($75) from Mt. Mitchell to Spartanburg. Tom Johnson Campground: Choose this option if you are NOT on the direct bus from Mt. Mitchell to Spartanburg

Step Two: Additional Items

Extra event t-shirts | $15 each Extra post-ride meal ticket | $8 each Spectator bus ticket from Marion to Mitchell | $15 (Only option for family and friends who wish to cheer on riders at the Mt. Mitchell finish. No personal vehicles are allowed on Mt. Mitchell.)




Step Three: Payment

Step Four: Email Confirmation

You should receive a confirmation email from the BikeReg server soon after you complete your registration. If you have any problems or do not receive this email, please contact the Event Director at

Step Five: Let the Training Begin!

43rd Assaults On Mt. Mitchell and Marion

Register Coming Soon!



Miles to the Top.

The Freewheelers have chosen Hub Cycling as the beneficiary of the 2017 Assaults. Hub Cycle is a program of Partners for Active Living designed to increase the availability of and access to bicycles in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Through the program, bicycles are restored, recycled, and rented to those who use them for critical transportation needs. Learn more.

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