2998 Broadstone Rd, Sugar Grove, NC 28679, Valle Crucis, Watauga County, North Carolina, United States

Start Date

06/25/2022

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Activities: Bike tour, Recreational 🚴🏿‍♂️, 95 miles, 45 miles

Online Registration Has Moved
Online Registration will switch from BikeReg to Race Roster beginning on Tuesday, June 21st, and will remain open there through Saturday, June 25th. Click HERE to register after the BikeReg page is closed. 

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Blood Sweat and Gears, aka BSG Presented by KASK, will celebrate the 22nd annual ride on June 25, 2022. If you have any questions that are not answered below, please contact us at info@bloodsweatandgears.org.

Hot Topics
Start/Finish Line: 2998 Broadstone Rd. Valle Crucis, NC 28679  Map
Start Time: 95-Mile 7:30am    45-Mile: 7:45am

Packet Pickup - Friday, June 24th
3pm - 8pm
Watauga High School
300 Go Pioneers Dr, Boone, NC 28607  Map

Packet Pickup - Saturday, June 25th
6am - 7am
Valle Crucis Elementary School
2998 Broadstone Rd, Valle Crucis, NC 28679  Map
Note: Traffic delays are common coming into Valle Crucis on the morning of the ride. Please allow time for parking before going to packet pickup.

Packet Pickup Policy
New for 2022, BSG policy will allow multiple packets to be picked up at one time. Riders that have signed the online waiver and release and have paid the required registration fee will be able to have someone on their behalf sign for their packet. Bib numbers and timing chips will be distributed with rider packets. BSG Events, Inc. is not responsible for packets or packet contents that are lost, mishandled, or not delivered in a timely manner by any designated person.

Route Links
95-mile
Riders that have registered for the 95-mile long route, understand and agree, that in the event they have not reached the short/long route split at mile 33.3 by 10:30 am, they will not be allowed to continue on the 95-mile long route. Riders that do not make the cut-off will be directed onto the shorter route where they can continue to ride with full support until finished. The cut-off time will be adjusted if the ride start is delayed.
45-mile
All routes are subject to change. BSG Events, Inc. reserves the right to change or modify the routes offered at anytime prior to or during the ride for safety purposes.

Route Markings
All routes are clearly marked before, at, and after each turn. Riders should use caution at all intersections, even if the intersection is being controlled by local law enforcement officers or first responders. Not all intersections will be controlled, and it is the rider’s decision how and when to enter any intersection.

Aid Stations / Rest Stops
Both routes are fully supported with Aid Stations, SAG support, and limited mechanical support. Aid stations will provide water, sports drink, fruit, and snacks. Facilities are available at each Aid Station.

SAG Support
SAG (Support and Gear) support is provided for both routes. SAG support does not provide mechanical assistance but will move riders forward to Aid Stations where mechanical support is available. SAG support will only move riders forward on the route. Riders returning to the start/finish area after abandoning the ride may be delayed. All riders should have a bicycle in good working order and carry a spare tube with the correct stem length for the wheels being used.

Parking
Parking locations and maps will be available prior to the ride date.

BSG Rider Requirements and Safety Rules

  • All riders participating in BSG are required to display their assigned bib number on the bicycle they are riding and also on the back of their jersey. We provide both jersey and bike bib numbers.
  • All riders participating in BSG are required to wear a bicycle helmet that meets industry standards.
  • Headphones, radios, and/or any other noise amplification or personal listening devices are strictly prohibited during the ride. Exceptions are made only for medical devices such as hearing aids.
  • All riders participating in BSG are required to understand and obey all traffic laws as they apply to cyclists in both NC and TN.
  • BSG does not provide a closed course. Use caution at all intersections, railroad crossings, and steep descents.
  • BSG is designed for participants riding a multi-geared bicycle with rim or disc brakes. Traditional road bikes and others that are similar in design are best suited for the steep climbs and fast, winding descents of BSG. Purpose-built tricycles and handcycles are allowed. We do not allow non-traditional bicycles such as unicycles, elliptical type cycles, or any cycle built to carry more than two (2) riders. We do not allow roller blades, skateboards, hoverboards, or any other similar type of non-pedaling device.
  • E-bikes or “Electric Assisted Bicycles”: BSG allows the use of Class 1 e-bikes (without throttle) and with specifications that do not exceed limits defined by NCGS 20-4.01 7(a).
  • All riders participating in BSG agree that while riding in this event, they will always operate their bicycle in a way that allows the rider to maintain control of their bicycle while riding on any segment of the course, including steep descents and sharp turns, for their own personal safety and the safety of others around them.
  • All riders must be 18-years old or older on June 25th, 2022. 

Registration Transfer Policy
Important: BSG Events, Inc. has a strict No Refund policy. Registered riders that can no longer participate in the event can transfer their registration for the same current year event to another rider at any time for an additional $35 transfer fee.

BSG Events, Inc. will only recognize registration transfers that are completed through the BSG registration site. Please login to our registration website to complete a transfer. Third-party transfers are not allowed. It is important that our event safety personnel know who they are attending to in an emergency situation. Not knowing is frustrating and time-consuming. For this reason, we require that all transfers be completed through our registration website. 

Route Category Change Policy
After completing the online registration, riders that elect to change the category that was originally selected can do so through the BSG online registration platform. There is a category change fee of $15 for all changes. If you have questions please contact us at info@bloodsweatandgears.org

Chip Timing
BSG provides timing chips for non-competitive timing purposes. Riders should mount timing chips according to the instructions provided with each chip to ensure correct timing. BSG is not responsible for incorrectly mounted timing chips or timing chip errors of any kind.

After The Ride
Please enjoy all post-ride activities, including a free post-ride meal. Look for all-new, expanded post-ride activities in 2022. We also offer changing rooms so you can change out of your kit. We do not have showers.

Volunteers

BSG Presented by KASK is powered by volunteers that help make BSG possible every year. Community partners like Ashe and Watauga county Sheriffs and Rescue Squads help keep our riders safe along the routes. Numerous local area volunteer fire departments host our aid stations and keep the riders smiling as they click off the miles. From pre-ride planning to the final clean-up, our volunteers help make the difference that keeps our riders coming back year after year. We can never say it enough but thank you to the hundreds of volunteers that make the Blood Sweat and Gears ride a great experience for so many.

If you’re interested in finding out more about how you can volunteer for the 2022 Blood Sweat and Gears ride, please contact us at info@bloodsweatandgears.org

BSG Custom Kit

          

Click HERE to order your custom BSG kit by Hincapie Sports. All orders placed prior to May 8th will be available at packet pickup. Orders placed after May 8th will be shipped directly to you after the ride. 

Area Lodging
BSG Events, Inc. encourages participants looking for overnight accommodations to consider staying at one of the local area hotels while visiting the Boone area. Participants should contact the hotel of their choice to make reservations. 

Courtyard by Marriott Boone
(828) 265-7676  Website

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Boone
(828) 268-0677  Website

Holiday Inn Express Boone
(828) 264-2451  Website

La Quinta Inn & Suites
(828) 675-6777  Website

Hampton Inn & Suites Boone
(828) 386-6464  Website

Quality Inn & Suites University
(828) 266-1100  Website

Sleep Inn Boone
(828) 262-0020
Click HERE to save 10% on 1-night stay
Click HERE to save 15% on 2-night stay

 

ABOUT BSG Presented by KASK

BSG Events, Inc. works to develop, promote and execute recreational cycling events in Boone, NC, and the surrounding area known as the High Country. We strive to create cycling events that are accessible and challenging for all participants. Proceeds from these events are redistributed to support local non-profit organizations and to provide valuable resources for the under-served and unmet needs of the High-Country community. BSG Events, Inc. is a 501c(3) charitable organization.

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