2021 Blood Sweat And Gears

2021 BSG Event Canceled

BSG Family and Friends,

It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of our decision to cancel the Blood Sweat and Gears Ride scheduled for June 26th. While everyone involved in the planning and execution of BSG was optimistically determined to hold the ride this year, current restrictions on large events in North Carolina and the continued uncertainty of when they might be lifted makes that impossible. We understand this comes as a disappointment; however, we believe it is in everyone’s best interest.

The BSG Board is committed to you and to continuing the BSG tradition which holds paramount the safety of our riders, volunteers, and community members. Along with our planning committees, local partners, and sponsors, we will work to make BSG 2022 better than ever. Your continued support of BSG is very much appreciated

If you registered for BSG last year and deferred to this year, we will automatically defer your registration again to 2022. If you have any questions, please contact me directly.

Best Regards,

Jeff Viscount, BSG Ride Director

JoLynn Mahoney, BSG Events Inc. President

From Humble Beginnings…

From humble beginnings, BSG has grown into the North Carolina High Country’s premier cycling event. Starting and finishing in historic Valle Crucis, home of the Mast General Store, BSG offers incredibly scenic views, epic climbs, and some of the best cycling that North Carolina has to offer.

BSG showcases the mountain communities of Watauga and Ashe counties. The ride consists of two routes. A very challenging 95-mile route and a 45-mile route that is shorter on mileage but still big on the challenge. Both routes include epic area climbs but the signature climb of BSG, Snake Mountain, awaits only the strongest riders that accept the challenge of our 95-mile route. Check out our Routes page for more details and additional updates.


New For 2021

Valle Crucis Community Park

Post-ride BSG activities will be hosted by the Valle Crucis Community Park this year. As far as parks go, Valle Crucis Community Park is one of the nicest in western North Carolina. It features walking trails, a sheltered picnic area, a basketball court, and, best of all, access to an incredibly scenic section of the Watauga River. Look for exciting new opportunities this year. Hmmm, did we just misspell “Beer Garden”?

2021 BSG VIP Club

New for 2020, riders can register as a member of the BSG VIP Club. VIP Club membership is limited to the first 150 riders that register for one of the VIP Club options. Members will receive several special perks reserved exclusively for BSG VIP Club members. Click HERE for more details.

Registration Transfer Policy

BSG Events, Inc. has a strict No Refund policy. However, registered riders that can no longer participate in the event can now transfer their registration to another rider for an additional $35 transfer fee. Click HERE for more details.

95-Mile Long Route Cut-Off Time

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. Click HERE for more details.

Great event! The volunteers and local community are awesome! The course is challenging, fun and beautiful.

Nick McGowan, Blood Sweat and Gears 2019

Great volunteers! Great signage! Great organization! Great cause!

Scott Nelson, Blood Sweat and Gears 2019

Wonderfully organized ride that benefits so many in the community.

Bill Hanifin, Blood Sweat and Gears 2019