2022 BSG Presented by KASK

June 25, 2022  –  7:30 AM


Online registration will remain open through Saturday morning, June 25th. The registration fee will increase to $130 beginning on Friday. If you have questions or need to confirm your status, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at info@bloodsweatandgears.org.

2022 routes have been published. Click HERE for details.

Remembering Sonny Sweet

Sonny SweetWe would like to give our heartfelt condolences in remembrance of Sonny Sweet, who passed away early this week after a long battle with cancer. Sonny was the driving force behind the development of our ride from its inception in the late ‘90s and has been an incredible figure in helping our community here in the high country through numerous organizations. His legacy will live on in our community forever.

A short interview with Sonny from 2015 can be found HERE. We will include a moment of silence at the beginning of the ride this year in honor of Sonny.

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Let’s Get Started!
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 sign for their packet on their behalf.

Route Links
See complete details about the routes and cut-off times for the 95-mile route on our Routes page.

Aid Stations / SAG Support
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.

Check out our Ride Details page for even more information regarding BSG Presented by KASK.

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.

VCCP Entrance

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 Sold Out

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 transfer their registration to another rider for an additional $35 transfer fee. The transfer deadline is June 21st. Click HERE for more details.

New Streamlined Packet Pickup Policy

New for 2022, riders will be able to ask 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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The Velo Collective
Booneshine Brewing Co
Hincapie Sports
Norwood Appliance
Maw's Produce
Honey Stinger
Watauga Radiological Services, P.A.

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