Ginna Lee Reid and Billy McCracken are gearing up for the upcoming multi-sport event at Biltmore Estate

Two of Asheville’s well-known, uber-athletes, Ginna Reid (runner) and Billy McCracken (cyclist) will be challenging themselves at the upcoming Asheville Off Road Series at Biltmore Estate on September 15th.  Ginna will be crushing the Asheville Off Road 10K in September as part of our Asheville Off-Road Series, and Billy will put the hammer down once again in Asheville’s only Gravel Grinder bike events. We are thrilled to have these superstars, Ginna and Billy, part of our event in September. They both shine so bright in our community, and we are appreciate Keith Wright, owner of Wright Creative, Inc., who helped us with this special feature of two of Asheville’s finest athletes.

Ginna is a local competitive runner who is part of the Asheville Running Collective (ARC), and she is a huge advocate of running. ARC is a USATF-certified, post-collegiate racing team made up of competitive runners living in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Their goal is to continue supporting the sport of competitive distance running in WNC by supporting its members in achieving their running goals in a positive team environment.

Billy is part of the VeloSports Racing Team in Asheville, which is a group of cyclists whose goal is to grow cycling in Western North Carolina. They have organized the 2016 USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships, three different charity rides, and volunteered at numerous events, including the 2016 USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships.

Join our event and cheer them on!

The Asheville Off-Road Series takes place Sunday, September 15th at the Biltmore Estate, and is a multi-sport event, so there’s something for everyone. We welcome all types of athletes, from beginners to experts. Some of our runners and cyclists go hard and fast, while others take their time to enjoy the beautiful views surrounding their race day experience.

There will be three events that day:

  • Duathlon (Run/Bike/Run)
  • 10K
  • Gravel Grinder (20, 40, 60 mile options)

Relay teams are available! The free t-shirt deadline is coming up on Saturday, August 30th at midnight. The t-shirts are super comfy and stylish, so if you’re planning on participating, now is a great time to sign up and get a free tee!

Prices for this event increase on Thursday, September 5th.

We hope you can come and join us for this fun and challenging event at Biltmore Estate. Every participant will receive a free beverage from Oskar Blues Brewery, and there will be cash prizes given for the 40 Mile Gravel Grinder.

Gravel Grinder Cash Prizes

How fast can you grind through the Gravel Grinder? Asheville Bicycle Company is giving away cash prizes for this year’s 40 mile Gravel Grinder at the Asheville Off Road Series. Prizes will be given to male and female overall winners and masters winners. Read our Blog about Craig Friedrich, owner of Asheville Bicycle Company, and this year’s cash awards. 



Billy McCracken explains what it’s like riding the Gravel Grinder course

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