Bikers from across the state and the country will be hitting the highways in Ashe County this Saturday, racing in the Blue Ridge Brutal 100.
This is the 21st year of the event, and bikers continue to take on the challenge of traveling many miles over vastly different terrains across the High Country.
Riders can participate in the 50, 75, or 100-mile events, depending on how far they feel they can ride.
Those driving their vehicles on Saturday should take extra precautions as hundreds of bicyclers will be riding on several different roads in the area, including NC Highways 221, 16, 88, and 194.
The race begins at 8 a.m. at the Ashe County Civic Center and will last through most of the day. After the race through the streets and highways of Ashe is completed, a select group of riders will then challenge the steep slopes of Mt. Jefferson, as part of an event entitled “Assault on Mt. Jefferson.” A total of 25 riders will be making the charge up the mountain.
For more information on the BRB 100, as well as detailed maps as to where bike riders will be located during the day, visit Ashe Civic Center’s website at http://www.ashecivic.com/2010-brb.html