Roan Moan 2016

Metric Century, Other

Event Date

Sat, Jul 30, 2016


Bakersville, NC


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Cycling-Metric Century - Individual Age group/open

$40 $50 Closed

35 mile Roan Ride - Individual Age group/open

$40 $50 Closed

35 mile Roan Ride - Individual Age group/open

$40 $40 Closed

About This Activity

The 21st annual Roan Moan offers a strenuous metric  and  a 35 mile ride, followed by our famous barbecue dinner.

Our Metric route includes a series of small climbs, then a 2-mile ascent over Iron Mountain into Tennessee.  Riders then roll along Simmerly Creek and follow back roads to the cool Tweetsie Railroad Grade and Doe River before the 7 mile "Moan" up and over Roan Mountain, where a thrilling descent brings you home.

The 35 mile ride follows the first 8 miles of the Metric route, then turns uphill through the Fork Mountain community before a scenic ride up Little Rock Creek.  Riders will be tested by the 6-mile climb up Roan Mountain from the south, followed by the big descent back to Bakersville.

There are 4 rest stops on the Metric route and one on the 35 mile ride.

Event details and schedule

All rides start at 8AM.  Course maps are visible at:

It can be really hot, but it's been known to be cold and wet early in the day and on the mountain, so we strongly advise you bring a rain jacket.  Plenty of food and Gatorade will be available at the 4 rest stops on the Metric course but if you plan to bypass any of the stops you will need to bring extra fuel.

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