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Ride Tour d’Apple this Labor Day

Ride Tour d’Apple this Labor Day

Don’t miss this year’s beautiful ride through Henderson County

Event Date: Monday, September 2nd, 2019 (Labor Day)
Start Location: Blue Ridge Community College

The Tour d’Apple is an exciting ride through Western North Carolina’s apple orchards, waterfalls, and mountains to benefit the charitable projects of the Hendersonville Four Seasons Rotary Club. It includes a full Century (100 miles), a metric-century (63 miles), as well as 45 mile and 25 mile options. What better way to kick off Labor Day than with this gorgeous trek through some of North Carolina’s most beautiful terrain in the morning! The ride features an exciting course, no matter which distance you choose, complete with plenty of stocked rest stops. The ride begins at 8:00 am at Blue Ridge Community College.

Benefiting the local Four Seasons Rotary Club, proceeds from this ride will support the Rotary Club in assisting many local projects, such as Head Start, Boy Scouts, Bruce Drysdale BackPack Program, Children & Family Resource Center, Team ECCO, Special Needs Sports and scholarships at Blue Ridge Community College. 

“I’ve done over 100 organized rides like this and the 2 most important factors to me personally are a clearly marked course and an ample number of port o Johns at the rest stops,” says a past participant. “Tour d’ Apple gets an A+ in both categories. Probably the best marked route I’ve ever experienced. Job well done!” 

You can register for the ride by clicking HERE. Or visit www.tourdapple.com for more information.

T-shirts in men’s and women’s fitted styles are complimentary for participants registered by August 15th. After this deadline, shirts will be limited and can be ordered for an additional $10 online until sizes run out. Register now to reserve your spot and ensure you get one of this year’s fantastic t-shirt.

Routes: This year’s Tour d’Apple offers four routes of varying distance and ascension. The pinnacle Honeycrisp Unbelievable Century tops the list at 100 miles and 8,000 feet of ascent over Sugarloaf Mountain, Bearwallow Mountain and Jump Off Rock. This ride also includes King/Queen of the Mountains using Strava and is for serious cyclists. The Gala Metric Challenge is 100 km (63 miles) with nearly 5,000 feet of ascent and also treks over Sugarloaf Mountain and Bearwallow Mountain, as well as Terry’s Gap. This ride is for experienced cyclists. The Jonagold Lite is a great challenge for new and returning cyclists, riding 45 miles with approximately 2,300 feet of ascent. There is also the Green Apple Enthusiast option, which clocks in at 25 miles with 1,000 feet of ascent.

We are excited to present a truly gorgeous trek through some of North Carolina’s most stunning scenery on the Labor Day holiday. Register now to ensure your spot and we look forward to meeting all you cyclists on September 2nd!

LOOKING FOR A CHALLENGE?

Be a part of our King and Queen of the Mountain Challenge! 

2 entries (KOM/QOM) for best time of the day Bearwallow for the Metric
2 entries (KOM/QOM) for best time of the day Cabin Creek for the Century
2 entries (KOM/QOM) for best time of the day Jump Off Rock for the Century 

 

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End your summer with the Tour d’Apple!

The Tour d’Apple is an exciting ride through Western North Carolina’s apple orchards, waterfalls, and mountains to benefit the charitable projects of the Hendersonville Four Seasons Rotary Club. It includes a Century (100 miles), a metric-century (100km), as well as 45 and 25mi options. 

The ride takes place on Labor Day, and features an exciting course (no matter which length you choose) complete with plenty of rest stops. 

LEARN MORE!

Tour D’Apple

Tour D’Apple

The Tour d’Apple is an exciting ride through Western North Carolina’s apple orchards, waterfalls, and mountains to benefit the charitable projects of the Hendersonville Four Seasons Rotary Club. It includes a Century (100 miles), a metric-century (100km), as well as 45 and 25 mile options.

The ride takes place on Labor Day, and features an exciting course (no matter which length you choose) complete with plenty of rest stops.

Tour D’Apple

Your need to know info for the 2018 Tour d’Apple

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Schedule of Events

Sunday, September 2nd: 

2:00-4:00 pm: Packet pick up + Onsite Registration at Mountain Inn & Suites: 755 Upward Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731

**The first 500 participants to pick up their ride packet will receive a goody bag! Buffs are limited to the first 600 registered participants**

If you ordered Tour d’Apple bib shorts and/or jersey you will pick these up with your ride packet. 

Monday, September 3rd:

6:45am-7:45am: Packet Pick up + Onsite Registration at Blue Ridge Community College: 180 W Campus Dr, Flat Rock, NC 28731

WE HIGHLY SUGGEST GETTING YOUR MATERIALS AT THE SUNDAY PACKET PICK-UP TIME TO SAVE YOURSELF TIME AND STRESS ON EVENT MORNING

6:30 AM            Coffee available from Foundry Coffee Truck (bring cash!)
6:45-7:45 AM    Packet Pickup + Onsite Registration
8:00 AM            Official start of the Tour d’Apple
10:00 AM          Chick-fil-A food service begins for 25 milers begins (bring your bib to the food line!)
10:00 AM          YAM on site for post-ride massages (bring cash!) 
   
11:00 AM          Chick-fil-A & Monte’s post ride meal begins (bring your bib to the food line!)
11:30-2:00 PM  Clyde On Fire plays at BRCC
4:00 PM            Post Ride Meal Ends

4:30 PM            All Routes Close​ – the ride will be unassisted after this point

Parking & Directions

PARKING: 
There is lots of parking at Blue Ridge Community College but with over 500 cyclists, you may want to consider any of the parking areas listed on the following online map of the college: http://www.blueridge.edu/hccmap. In addition to the main parking lot, you can assess parking through East Campus Drive and West Campus Drive behind the College buildings.

DIRECTIONS: 

From Asheville:  Take I-26 East, then Exit 53. Turn right on Upward Road; after 0.6 miles, turn right on S. Allen Road. After 0.7 miles, turn left on College Drive. Follow signs to Tour d’Apple.

From Greenville:  Take US25 North, then ramp to I-26 West. Take Exit 53, turn left on Upward Road. After 0.5 miles, turn right on S. Allen Road. After 0.7 miles, turn left on College Drive. Follow signs to Tour d’Apple.

From Spartanburg:  Take I-26 East, then Exit 53. Turn left on Upward Road. After 0.5 miles, turn right on S. Allen Road. After 0.7 miles, turn left on College Drive. Follow signs to Tour d’Apple.

GET ALL YOUR RIDE DAY INFO HERE!