Its 2nd year is a grueling ride in Beech Mtn. The Beech Mountain Metric is a classic mountain metric century that finishes at the top of Beech Mountain, famed climb of past Tour DuPont rides. With 8000 ft of climbing …. a true test for the strongest of riders. A 43 mile distance with 5600 ft of climbing is an option as well. It is a timed ride. Split times will be captured at the bottom of Beech Mountain with hill climb times posted in addition to overall times. Riders have the option of capturing times in teams. A team consists of 5 members with the fastest three times added together to determine the overall team time.