2020 Blood Sweat and Gears

Event Canceled

The 22nd Annual Blood Sweat and Gears ride has been canceled. Our decision to cancel BSG was not easy. Still, due to the continued uncertainty and restrictions, we feel it is in the best interest of our riders, communities, partners, and volunteers. The health and safety of everyone involved with BSG is our foremost priority.

We are offering three options for registered participants that include a transfer, a refund, or the opportunity to donate your registration to help BSG continue serving the underserved communities in the NC High-Country during these challenging times. Honestly, the need for support within these communities has never been greater, so we hope you will consider donating. BSG Events, Inc. is a 501(c) non-profit, so your donation is tax-deductible.

Registered riders with questions about 2020 registration status please contact our ride director by emailing jviscount.bsg@gmail.com.

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 2020

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, basketball court and, best of all, access to an incredibly scenic section of the Watuaga River. Look for exciting new opportunities this year. Hmmm, did we just misspell “Beer Garden”?

2020 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 10:30am, 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