This event in its 9th year in the High County for ultra cycling statrs along the New River in Todd, NC and covers 200 miles. The Black & Blue consists of 1 (solo) to 8 person teams that rotate through (8) 25-mile stages as they cover the 200-mile distance and 16,287′ of elevation gain. Riders will complete anywhere from 25 miles to 200 miles. The Black & Blue starts and finishes at the Riverside Restaurant on the banks of the New River in Todd, NC. The course primarily follows scenic, country roads as it winds its way through the rural regions of North Carolina and Virginia’s High Country. The course features some of the region’s most spectacular scenery.