This 266-page critically-acclaimed paperback contains 26 rides of all difficulty levels in northwest North Carolina, east Tennessee and southwest Virginia.
Each route features cues, map, elevation profile, and listings of roadside attractions and outdoor recreation options.
Road Cycling the Blue Ridge High Country
Bike Related Links
Wilkes County bike club offers Tuesday evening road rides out of Millers Creek and summer weekend road rides in the higher mountains. BMCC is an IMBA and League of American Bicyclists affiliate. Post your questions at BMCC's Riders Forum
Obsessed with hills? This site offers mind numbing detail on virtually every climb on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Controversial ratings of Western North Carolina climbs posted by a member of the Raleigh-area North Carolina Bike Club.
Michael and Paulette Davis roll out the red carpet to cyclists at this bicycle-themed B&B near Bakersville, N.C. There's plenty of great mountain road riding right out the front door, including the "Climb to Cloudland" route.
1552 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1552
The N.C. Department of Transporation offers statewide listings of bicycle shops, events and clubs, information on cycling regulations and a link to order state cycling maps.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Association's web site has information on attractions, lodging and dining, all keyed to Parkway mileposts. If you're planning a long ride on the Parkway, this website will let you know what services are available at each Parkway exit.
The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is the primary fund raising organization for the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Foundation does not fund the Parkway's operational budget which is the responsibility of the federal government. The Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation funds only those projects and programs which add a margin of excellence to the park's mission, enhance the visitor's experience, and have a lasting value.
North Carolina motorists...click on the tag
to find out more about the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's tag program.