2020 Assault on Mt. Mitchell and Marion is Canceled.

Due to the CDC and government recommendations and the recommendation from USA Cycling, we have carefully decided to CANCEL the 2020 Assaults. We understand and are truly sorry for the disappointment of this news, but we want to assure you the health and safety of everyone involved is our top priority.

This is a large event with international and national travel and many individuals involved, so we want to be sure we are taking every precaution we can for the safety of you and everyone involved. 

Due to the unexpected cancellation, The Freewheelers will have a few options for you with regards to your registration for the 2020 Assault on Mt. Mitchell and Marion. More information on these options will be released next week. Please be patient as we finalize all those details.

Next year’s ride has already been scheduled for Monday, May 17th 2021 so go ahead and mark your calendar!

Registration for the 2020 Assault on Mt. Mitchell SOLD OUT!

The Assault on Marion STILL Open!

The Southeast’s Premier Cycling Event


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7The 45th Annual Assaults will be held on Monday, May 18, 2020. The Assaults is one of the most intense, premier cycling experiences that draws a full field of nearly 800 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. Please join us for the 45th Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion in 2020.

2020 Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion

The Assaults will celebrate its 45th anniversary in 2020. 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!

REMINDER FOR 2020: Updated Time Limit + Checkpoints!

The 45th Assaults on Mt. Mitchell will have a 5:30 p.m. event stop time.


All cyclists must be on the Blue Ridge Parkway by 2:30 p.m.

All cyclists must be at the Mt. Mitchell Parkway (rest stop #9) by 4:30 p.m.

All riders must cross the finish line by 5:30 p.m.


All riders not at the aforementioned checkpoints or finish line by the times noted above will be picked up by an official event vehicle along the course and driven to the finish line or back to Marion.


The Assault on Mt. Mitchell

October 21 – December 31: $150

January 1 – May 17: $175


The Assault on Marion

October 21 – December 31: $50

January 1 – March 31: $55

April 1 – May 17: $65

Packet Pick Up: $75

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. From there riders can meet family to depart from home or take a bus back to the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium.

For Safety and Training information, click here

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) | Registration for The Assault on Marion opens October 21, 2019.
The Assault on Mt. Mitchell: 102.7 miles from Downtown Spartanburg, SC to the top of Mt. Mitchell, NC | Registration for The Assault on Mt. Mitchell opens on October 21, 2019.


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 Spartanburg is your final destination of the day.
Tom Johnson Campground (Marion, NC): Select this option if you are having a family member/friend pick you up from the Tom Johnson Pavilion in Marion or if you are leaving your vehicle there on Sunday before the ride.

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

Average Speed: In the effort to create a smooth start, please estimate your average speed time. We will appreciate riders lining up according to those times the morning of the ride.

Step Two: Additional Items

Extra event t-shirts Extra Meal Ticket: $10 Spectator Bus Ticket: $8 each 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 director@theassaults.com

Step Five: Let the Training Begin!

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