May
26
to Oct 6

2018 Art in the Park Rides

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO SATURDAY, MAY 26th RIDE:

On Saturday, May 26th at 8am, we will be hosting the first Art in the Park ride of the season!

This ride will leave from Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters (257 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605) at 8am on Saturday, May 26th for a Blue Ridge Parkway Ride. Our route for this Art in the Park will be different from the normal route as US-221 is closed past Holloway Mountain Road and the Viaduct will not reopen before the weekend. Our route will include riding South on US-221, Right on Holloway Mountain Road, Right onto the Parkway and enjoy riding South until the closure and then ride North on the Parkway until Green Hill Road and descend back to the shop for refreshments. Average pace will be 16-17 mph with multiple regroup points along the ride.

Please join us if you can, and if you need a road bike to ride, give us a shout and book one of our rentals!

May 26 | June 16 | July 14 | August 11 | September 8 | October 6

We will roll from the shop at 8am on Art in the Park Saturdays with a classic 30 mile 221/Blue Ridge Parkway loop!!

- Join Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters each Art in the Park Saturday for the classic 30 mile 221/Blue Ridge Parkway loop
- Roll from Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters (257 SUNSET DRIVE) @ 8am
- Route: mapmyride.com/routes/view/1682832614
- Average pace will be 16-17 mph with multiple regroup points along the ride
- Return to the shop after the ride for refreshments

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Jul
7
8:00 AM08:00

The Valle Crucis Roubaix

 We will roll at 8am on Saturday, July 7th from the Valle Crucis Community Park.  Route is 42 miles with 4200ft of climbing AND over 50% gravel:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27906560   - Gravel bikes or road bikes with at least 25mm tires are recommended. - There will not be places alon u oute to replenish water or foo o pack accordingly. - Average pace will be about 14-15 mph.  - iders are expected to know route, have it uploaded to gps or have printed cue sheet.  - Ride will regroup a fe imes after extended climbing. - Pack a cooler with lunch, your bathing suit, inner tube, towel, fly rod and sunscreen for a fun post-ride time!  Please join us if you can, and if you need a gravel bike to ride, give us a shout and book one of our rentals!

We will roll at 8am on Saturday, July 7th from the Valle Crucis Community Park.

Route is 42 miles with 4200ft of climbing AND over 50% gravel: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27906560

- Gravel bikes or road bikes with at least 25mm tires are recommended.
- There will not be places alon u oute to replenish water or foo o pack accordingly.
- Average pace will be about 14-15 mph. 
- iders are expected to know route, have it uploaded to gps or have printed cue sheet. 
- Ride will regroup a fe imes after extended climbing.
- Pack a cooler with lunch, your bathing suit, inner tube, towel, fly rod and sunscreen for a fun post-ride time!

Please join us if you can, and if you need a gravel bike to ride, give us a shout and book one of our rentals!

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May
5
7:30 AM07:30

Globe Gravel Challenge

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Join us for the inaugural Globe Gravel Challenge- a new ride that is rewarding for both it’s challenging nature and it’s scenic beauty! Ride the route like a race, or take it as easy as you can…the choice is yours. After you complete the ride, be sure to spend time in historic downtown Blowing Rock. As a part of the “Savor” weekend, there are plenty of events to keep you and your family entertained. Make sure to take advantage of the coupons in your registration packet, and experience all the lovely shopping and dining options the town has to offer.

The ride will start and finish in downtown Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Route will lead participants South on US-321 for 7 miles before turning onto the scenic and winding gravel of Waterfalls Road and Kirby Mountain Road. Once in the valley, riders will have the option of following a short or long course. The long course riders will rip through the community of Collettsville and follow Johns River back towards the Blue Ridge. Once through the community of Globe, riders will face the featured gravel climb of which the ride receives its name, the vaunted (and dreaded) Globe Road. Globe Road ascends 5-miles leading into Blowing Rock, with a total elevation gain of 2,017 feet and an average grade of 7%.

The shorter course riders will take a right turn up and over Globe Mountain Road, before reaching Collettsville. Within four miles of being in the Globe Valley, you will be at the base of Globe Road- ready to tackle the same challenging climb as the long course riders.

All proceeds to benefit the Middle Fork Greenway, a project led by Blue Ridge Conservancy and High Country Pathways to build a greenway from Blowing Rock to Boone.

Packet pick up will be at Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters on Friday, May 4th from 12pm to 8pm. and on Saturday, May 5th from 6am to 7am.

Registration is available by clicking here.

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Jan
1
11:00 AM11:00

The 5th Annual High Tea Gravel Ride

The 5th Annual High Tea Ride is on! This is our way to ring in the New Year with a low stress dirt road ride, potluck, with a little hair of the dog thrown in for good measure! 

Two routes for you to choose from:

 

BOTH rides start and end at Betsey's Ole Country Store where we gather around the fire pit, eat, drink, and be merry!

Cost for the ride is a food or drink to share with the group. Be forewarned - this ride came from a tradition of one upsmanship on cold gravel rides years ago, where we tried to outdo each other with our food and drink offerings. Bring your cooking/mixology A game!

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Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

October 7th - Art in the Park Ride

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We will roll from the shop (257 SUNSET DRIVE) at 9am on Saturday, October 7th with a classic 30 mile 221/Blue Ridge Parkway loop!!

Average pace will be 16-17 mph, but all paces are welcome as we will have multiple regroup points along the ride. We will return to the shop after the ride for refreshments.

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Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

September 9th - Art in the Park Ride

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We will roll from the shop (257 SUNSET DRIVE) at 9am on Saturday, September 9th with a classic 30 mile 221/Blue Ridge Parkway loop!!

 

Average pace will be 16-17 mph, but all paces are welcome as we will have multiple regroup points along the ride. We will return to the shop after the ride for refreshments.

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Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

High Country Grav ride - p/b Rhoddie & Grava

Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters & Grava Bicycle Company present the High Country Grav ride.

We will roll at 9am on Saturday, August 19th from the parking lot of Valle Crucis Elementary School (2998 Broadstone Rd, Sugar Grove, NC 28679)

Ride will be approximately 31 miles and highlight Watauga River Rd, Laurel Creek Rd, and Rominger Rd.

Average pace will be 15 miles per hour. Que sheets will be provided, all paces are welcome, 3 Regroups will take place at: mile 7.5 (turn off Watauga River rd), mile 14 (top of Laurel Creek), and mile 30 (end of Watuaga River rd).

Post ride refreshments can be found at Mast General Store and post ride creek sitting provided by the Watauga River.

Gravel bikes are recommended, but road bikes with 28c or larger tires or XC mountain bikes will work great too.

Route here: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1682843474

 

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Aug
12
9:00 AM09:00

August 12th - Art in the Park Ride

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We will roll from the shop (257 SUNSET DRIVE) at 9am on Saturday, August 12th with a classic 30 mile 221/Blue Ridge Parkway loop!!

Average pace will be 16-17 mph, but all paces are welcome as we will have multiple regroup points along the ride. We will return to the shop after the ride for refreshments.

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Jul
1
9:00 AM09:00

Freedom of Gravel ride - p/b Rhoddie & Grava

Celebrate Independence Day & ride with us!!

We will roll at 9am on Saturday, July 1st from the parking lot at Mortimer Campground Picnic area (8384 NC-90, Collettsville, NC 28611).

Ride will be approximately 33 miles and include Maple Grove Church Road aka Maple Sally and Brown Mountain Beech Road. Post-ride will include a stop at Betsey's ole Country Store and creek sittin' in Wilson Creek.

All paces are welcome as we will have multiple regroups after climbs and descents. Gravel, Cyclocross, or Mountain Bikes are required.

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Jun
10
9:00 AM09:00

June 10th - Art in the Park Ride

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Enjoy Art in the Park Saturday with a classic 38 mile 221/Blue Ridge Parkway loop!

We will roll from the shop (257 SUNSET DRIVE) at 9am on Saturday, June 10th.

Average pace will be 16-17 mph, but all paces are welcome as we will have multiple regroup points along the ride. We will return to the shop after the ride for refreshments.

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May
29
10:00 AM10:00

May 29th - Memorial Day: Monday Gravel Ride

 Celebrate Memorial Day & ride with us!!  We will roll at 10am from the parking lot of Globe Baptist Church (at the intersection of Globe Rd. & Anthony Creek Rd).  Ride will be approximately 30 miles with a stop at Coffey's General Store and/or Betsey's Ole Country Store.  All paces are welcome as we will have multiple regroups after climbs and descents. Gravel, Cyclocross, or Mountain Bikes are highly recommended.

Celebrate Memorial Day & ride with us!!

We will roll at 10am from the parking lot of Globe Baptist Church (at the intersection of Globe Rd. & Anthony Creek Rd).

Ride will be approximately 30 miles with a stop at Coffey's General Store and/or Betsey's Ole Country Store.

All paces are welcome as we will have multiple regroups after climbs and descents. Gravel, Cyclocross, or Mountain Bikes are highly recommended.

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May
21
10:00 AM10:00

May 21st - Art in the Park Ride

 The first Art in the Park ride of the season! What better way to kick off our Art in the Park Ride Series than a classic 38 mile 221/Blue Ridge Parkway loop?!  We will roll from the shop (257 SUNSET DRIVE) at 10am on Sunday, May 21st!  Average pace will be 16-17 mph, but all paces are welcome as we will have multiple regroup points along the ride. We will return to the shop after the ride for refreshments.  Due to Beech Mountain Metric on Saturday, May 20th, the event will be Sunday, May 21st. Join us for Beech Mountain Metric as well, register, here:  http://beechmountainmetric.org/

The first Art in the Park ride of the season!
What better way to kick off our Art in the Park Ride Series than a classic 38 mile 221/Blue Ridge Parkway loop?!

We will roll from the shop (257 SUNSET DRIVE) at 10am on Sunday, May 21st!

Average pace will be 16-17 mph, but all paces are welcome as we will have multiple regroup points along the ride. We will return to the shop after the ride for refreshments.

Due to Beech Mountain Metric on Saturday, May 20th, the event will be Sunday, May 21st. Join us for Beech Mountain Metric as well, register, here: http://beechmountainmetric.org/

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