In 2019, BSG introduced two new challenging routes. The results were better than we ever imagined. The new routes were safe, scenic and fun while maintaining the challenge that BSG is famous for.

Following that success, routes for 2020 will remain the same. Changes will only be made if circumstances beyond our control require a change. Riders can choose from the epic 95-mile route or the shorter, but still challenging, 45-mile route. Both routes start and finish at the Valle Crucis Elementary School in Valle Crucis, NC and share the same roads for the first 33 miles before the 95-mile route turns right towards Snake Mountain.

Riders on both routes will enjoy the area’s best climbs including Mast Gap, Rush Branch and Georges Gap. Maps and route file links for each route are provided below.

Important: Riders electing to ride the 95- Mile Long Route should review the cut-off time information below.


95-Mile Route: The 95-mile route includes all the epic climbs that BSG is known for with a few simple twists. We’ll get your heart pumping on the first climb over Rush Branch and keep it pumping with back to back climbs on Mountaindale Road and Georges Gap. Enjoy amazingly scenic new roads along with the iconic climb over Snake Mountain and the thrill-inducing descents. Monster climbs, thrilling descents, and scenic mountain overlooks all mean one thing. This is going to be an epic ride!

95 Mile – Ride with GPS

95-Mile Long Route Cut-Off Time 

Important: 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.


45-Mile Route: The 45-mile route shares the same amazing roads and climbs as the long route for the first 33 miles. Your heart will be pumping with the first climb over Rush Branch. The challenge continues with back to back climbs on Mountaindale Road and Georges Gap. You’ll enjoy the amazing scenery as you climb towards Zionville on quiet back roads. And when the long route turns right towards Snake Mountain, the short route turns left. It’s all down hill towards the final climb over Mast Gap then on to the finish line.

45 Mile – Ride with GPS

All routes are subject to change. BSG Events, Inc. and the BSG Ride Director reserve the right to change or modify the routes offered at anytime prior to or during the ride for safety purposes.

All routes start and finish at the Valle Crucis Elementary School. Chip timing is provided for non-competitive, personal timing purposes only.

Official cue sheets will be available at packet pick up.

Cue sheets printed from Map My Ride or Ride with GPS may not be accurate and are not endorsed by BSG. We provide map links from both Map My Ride and Ride with GPS for your convenience. Mapping programs like these correct uploaded data differently so discrepancies in certain ride parameters may occur when comparing ride data across dissimilar platforms.

Route Markings

All routes are clearly marked before, at and after each turn. Cue sheets are available at packet pickups. Busy intersections may be controlled by local law enforcement officers and first responders.

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 and may make several stops before returning any riders to the finish area. 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.