Blood Sweat & Gears 2016 Returns, Be Alert For Bikes On Area Roads This Weekend

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High Country motorist should be alert this weekend for increased vehicle and bike traffic with the 18th annual Blood Sweat and Gears taking place on Saturday. As bikes will be more noticeable on some local roads starting Friday, one of the routes has been altered due to road construction.

Ride director Scott Nelson tells WataugaOnline.com that the longer route is not using the Blue Ridge Parkway this year due to roadwork taking place along the race route. That route has been cut from 100 to 90 miles but still includes Snake Mountain. Nelson says 1400 riders are registered for this years event.

The 90 mile ride starts at 7:30 am and the 50 mile ride starts at 7:45 am at Valle Crucis Elementary School.
Below is the ride routes for motorist to be aware of increased bike traffic. Information from the BSG website.

BSG 90 Mile Route

2016 Blood Sweat Gears 90 mile map

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Blood Sweat Gears 90 mile directions

BSG 50 Mile Cue Sheet

2016 Blood Sweat Gears 50 mile map

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Blood Sweat Gears 50 mile directions

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