2022 BSG Presented by KASK

June 25, 2022  –  7:30 AM


2022 routes have been published. Click HERE for details.

Online registration opened on February 15th. Options for 2022 include our signature 45 and 95-mile routes, VIP options for both, and an updated custom BSG kit to commemorate the ride.

All riders that registered for the 2020 ride and opted to defer their registration have been automatically registered for this year. If you have questions or need to confirm your status, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at info@bloodsweatandgears.org.

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 2022

BSG Presented by KASK

BSG is excited to welcome our new title sponsor, KASK. Every great adventure starts in your head. We take care of it. We create and develop advanced helmets that combine comfort, safety, and design to look just as great as they perform.

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. With its incredibly scenic view of the Watauga River, the park features walking trails, a sheltered picnic area, a basketball court, and there’s even a .8-mile loop for those looking to complete another brick. Look for exciting new opportunities this year. Hmmm, did we just misspell “Beer Garden”?

2022 BSG VIP Club

New for 2022, 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.

New Streamlined Packet Pickup Policy

New for 2022, riders will be able to designate a friend or family member to pick up their packet for them. Check out the FAQ section on our Ride Details page for more information.

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.

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Hincapie Sports
Maw's Produce

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