CowBelle Cyclists To Ride Through Watauga, Ashe & Johnson County On Saturday

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The 2nd annual CowBelle Classic will take to some area roads on Saturday.

 The CowBelle Classic is a women’s only cycling event organized by the Boone Area Cyclists Club.  Women of all ages and abilities are invited to ride in a non-competitive, social environment. By providing mentoring for new riders, their goal is to expand the community of women cyclists in the region. Fully supported ride – water/aid stations, mechanic available, sweeper car at the end, no rider left behind.

One hundred and fifty riders will depart from the Old Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove at 8:00 a.m. All riders travel Old 421 to Zionville and then split into four different routes of 15, 18, 35 and 64 miles. Routes were chosen by considering the difficulty of the terrain and average traffic volume. All routes enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside that the High Country offers.

Motorists are asked to be aware of cyclists on the roads and cyclists entering and exiting Rest Stops. Pet owners are encouraged to secure pets for the pet’s safety as well as the cyclists.  Watauga County Law Enforcement will be monitoring several locations for the safety of the participants and for traffic control.

For more information about the ride, training rides, or questions about bikes, email [email protected] or visit the ride information page.

Listed below are the roads that the cyclists will be riding and approximate times riders are expected to be in the area.

Key roads and estimated times:

Old 421 Road 8:00 am-2:30 pm

Old Mabel School/Silverstone/Joe Shoemaker Roads 8:30-10:00 am

George’s Gap Road 9:00 am-12:30 pm

Bethel Road 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Mountain Dale Road 9:00 -11:00 am

Beaverdam Road 9:30-11:30 am

U.S. Hwy 421 8:30-9:00am & 11:00 am-1:30 pm

TN Hwy 67/ NC 88 8:30 am-2:00 pm

Sutherland Road/Meat Camp Road 8:30-11:00 am

Hwy 194 N 9:00-11:30 am

Big Hill Road 9:15 am-12:00 pm

Railroad Grade Road (Todd) 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Three Top Road 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Approximate times only

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