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.
Monday, May 16, 2016
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: $40
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.
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
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: $40
The Assault on Mt. Mitchell: 102.7 miles from Downtown Spartanburg, SC to the top of Mt. Mitchell, NC COST: $135
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