Motorist & Bikes A Plenty For Blood, Sweat & Gears

High Country motorist should be alert this weekend for increased vehicle and bike traffic with the 14th annual Blood Sweat and Gears on Saturday. The ride benefits the Jeremy Dale Fisher Fund and The Russell Fund, through the Watauga County Chapter of the American Red Cross, providing assistance to local families that are displaced by fire, flood or similar disasters.

The 100 mile ride starts at 7:30 am and the 50 mile ride starts at 7:45 am at the Valle Crucis Elementary School on Saturday, June 23.

Below is the ride routes for motorist to be aware of increased bike traffic. Information from the BSG website.

2012 BSG 100 Mile Route

All Mileages are Approximate

Open Course- obey the rules of the road!

1) Exit from Valle Crucis School Broadstone Rd

2) 2.9 miles- Right on Hwy 105 Hwy 105

3) 3.6 miles- Left on Old Shulls Mill Rd Old Shull’s Mill Rd

4) 4.4 miles- Left on Shulls Mill Rd Shull’s Mill Rd

5) 9.8 miles- Left on Hwy 221 RIDERS MUST STOP AT INTERSECTION Hwy 221

6) 11.3 miles- Right on Main St in Blowing Rock Main Street

7) 12.5 miles- Merge onto Hwy 321 Hwy 321

8) 13.4 miles- Left on Green Hill Rd just past Green Park Inn Green Hill

9) 15.4 miles- Right on Blue Ridge Parkway Blue Ridge Parkway

25.1 Aid Station 1 at Grandview Overlook BRP 282

10) 36.7 miles- Left on Phillips Gap Rd Phillips Gap Rd

11) 38.8 miles- Left on Idlewild Rd RIDERS MUST STOP AT INTERSECTION Idlewild Rd

12) 42.2 miles- Left on US 221

RIDERS MUST STOP AT INTERSECTION Hwy 221

13) 43.1 miles- Right on Cranberry Springs Rd Cranberry Springs Rd

14) 46 miles- Right on Brownwood Rd Brownwood Rd

46.5 miles Aid Station 2 at corner of Railroad Grade Rd

15) 46.5 miles- Left on Railroad Grade Rd RIDERS MUST STOP AT INTERSECTION Railroad Grade Rd

16) 50 miles- Left on Hwy 194 RIDERS MUST STOP AT INTERSECTION Hwy 194

17) 57 miles- Right on Meat Camp Rd Meat Camp Rd

57 miles Aid Station 3 at Meat Camp Volunteer Fire Department

62.1 miles Top of Snake Mountain

68 miles Aid Station 4 at Creston Volunteer Fire Department

18) 68.8 miles- Left on NC 88- RIDERS MUST STOP AT INTERSECTION NC 88

19) 74 miles- Left on US 421 in Trade TN-

RIDERS MUST STOP AT INTERSECTION US 421

20) 75 miles- Right on Old US Hwy 421 Old US Hwy 421

81 miles Aid Station 5 at Cove Creek Community Center 2:00pm cutoff

21) 81.4 miles- Right on George’s Gap Rd George’s Gap Rd

87.4 Aid Station 6 at Beaver Dam Volunteer Fire Department

22) 87.4 miles- Left on Rush Branch Rd Rush Branch Rd

23) 91.8 miles- Left on Hwy 321

RIDERS MUST STOP AT THIS INTERSECTION Hwy 321

24) 95.6 miles- Right on Mast Gap Rd Mast Gap Rd

25) 98.6 miles- Right on Hwy 194/Broadstone Rd Hwy 194/Broadstone Rd

26) 100.1 miles- Left at Valle Crucis School
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2012 BSG 50 Mile Cue Sheet

All Mileages are Approximate

Open Course- Obey the rules of the road!

1) Turn right out of Valle Crucis School toward Original Mast Store Broadstone Road

2) 1.5 miles- Left on Mast Gap Road- RIDERS MUST STOP AT INTERSECTION Mast Gap Road

3) 3.5 miles-Left on Hwy 321- RIDERS MUST STOP AT INTERSECTION Hwy 321

4) 7.3 miles- Right on Rush Branch Road Rush Branch Road

5) 12.0 miles- Right on Bethel Road Bethel Road

***12.00 miles- 1

st Aid Station- Beaver Dam Volunteer Fire Department Bethel Road

6) 13.5 miles- Left on Beaver Dam Rd/ Bulldog Rd Beaver Dam/ Bulldog

7) 22 miles- Right on Hwy 421 Hwy 421

***23.5 miles- 100 mile riders and 50 mile riders combine routes Hwy 421

8) 25.4 miles- Right on Old Hwy 421 (TN/NC state line) Old Hwy 421

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32 miles- 2nd Aid Station- Cove Creek Community Center- 2:00 cut off Old Hwy 421

9) 32.5 miles- Right on George’s Gap Rd/ Bethel Rd George’s Gap Rd

39.2 miles- 3

rd Aid Station- Beaver Dam Volunteer Fire Department

10) 39.2 miles- Left on Rush Branch Rd Rush Branch Rd

11) 43.6 miles- Left on Hwy 321- ALL RIDERS MUST STOP AT THIS INTERSECTION HWY 321

12) 47.4 miles- Right on Mast Gap Rd Mast Gap Rd

13) 49.4 miles- Right on Hwy 194/Broadstone Rd Hwy 194/Broadstone

14) 50.9 miles- Finish at Valle Crucis School

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