2022 BSG Presented by KASK


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.

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


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.


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

  1. Use RideWithGPS.com to view the course and export GPS or TCX files for your devices.
  2. All routes start and finish at the Valle Crucis Elementary School. Chip timing is provided for non-competitive, personal timing purposes only.
  3. Official cue sheets will be available. However, we highly recommend downloading the routes for navigational purposes.
  4. Segment and climb details can be viewed Ride with GPS route descriptions.
  5. We provide route files using Ride with GPS for your convenience. Discrepancies in some ride parameters may occur when comparing ride data across dissimilar platforms. Please contact info@bloodsweatandgears.org if you have any questions regarding routes or route files.

Route Markings

All routes are clearly marked before, at, and after each turn. Riders should use caution at all intersections even if the intersection is being controlled by local law enforcement officers or first responders. Not all intersections will be controlled and it is the rider’s decision how and when to enter any intersection.

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. Riders returning to the start/finish area after abandoning the ride may be delayed. 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.