Race to the Rock - 25 Mile Bike
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Bike at 7:30 am
The Lake Lure Olympiad weekend concludes with the ultimate racing challenge: the 5K run or 25 mile bike to the top of Chimney Rock. Both races end with an intense 7-9% grade incline that finishes at the summit of the 315 foot tall Chimney Rock.
What's even more enticing is that this is the ONLY TIME you can run or cycle up to Chimney Rock all year. If the climb doesn't take your breath away, the incredible 75-mile panoramic view at the top surely will.
Registration and Packet Pick-up:
Sunday, August 13 - 6:00 - 7:15 AM
Old Rock Cafe - 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC
Only cash or checks can be accepted at packet pick-up.
Cyclists must be a member of USA Cyclists. Same day registration is available. ($10)
Timed mass start at 7:30 AM
In front of Chimney Rock Entrance
Age group male
Age group female
Climb High and Race to the Rock!
Register by July 26, 2017- deadline to guarantee yourself a t-shirt
Event Site Rules:
The Village of Chimney Rock requires that all cyclists be inside the park gate by 9:30 AM. You have 2 hours to complete the first 22 miles before riding the last 3 miles up to the top of Chimney Rock. If you do not reach the park entrance by 9:30 AM, a race official will meet you at the front gate to remove your timing chip.
DIVISION RIDER CATEGORY
Men's A Category 1,2, and 3
Men's B Category 4,5, Beginners
Men's Master Age 40 and Over
Junior Men Under 18
Registration & Pricing
Click Here to Register
A Set Up Events Race
November 2016 - February 28, 2017: $25.00
March 2017 - May 31, 2017: $30.00
June 2017 - August 10, 2017: $35.00
On-site Registration: $45.00
**This pricing is based upon Date. Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier
Note: On-line Registration for this event closes on 08-10-2017 at 7:30 AM.
On-site registration is available for this event on 08-13-2016 during normal packet pick up hours.
Policies and Procedures:
In the event of inclement weather the event will be postponed in hopes the inclement weather will pass. If the inclement weather does not pass in time to complete the event safely in the original or modified format, the event will be cancelled.
If the weather passes and the event cannot be held within the permitted time limits, the event will be changed to a duathlon format and possibly modified in length to meet these restrictions
Every effort will be made to hold this event on time on this date. Should this event be cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.
**NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.
If you enter Chimney Rock State Park before 7:30 AM, parking is FREE! Otherwise, parking is also available on Main Street in Chimney Rock Village.
Exit down the mountain:
Cyclists can ride down the mountain in a group behind an official State Park Truck or put their bike on a bus and ride down or go down with a companion who has entered the park prior to 7:30 am.