This years Blood, Sweat and Gears in on June 23, 2018 sponsored by Mast General Store. The 20th Annual Blood Sweat and Gears is a challenging to strenuous 100 mile loop bike ride starting and ending at the Valle Crucis Elementary School, approximately 5 miles south of Boone, North Carolina. The ride is sponsored by the American Red Cross. The route roughly circles Boone through the outskirts of Watauga County, the heart of North Carolina’s High Country. The terrain is constantly changing with hills of all lengths and curves too numerous to count. The cumulative climbing elevation is 13,000+ feet, with the climb up to the gap at Snake Mountain, milepoint 63, reaching an 18-20% grade near the top.
Proceeds from the ride will benefit the Jeremy Dale Fisher Fund and The Russell Fund, established by the Watauga County Chapter of the American Red Cross , which provides assistance to local families that are displaced by fire, flood or similar disasterske Mountain, milepoint 63, reaching an 18-20% grade near the top.
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