Burnsville Metric 2015

Metric Century

Event Date

Sat, Apr 25, 2015


Burnsville, NC


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Cycling-Metric Century - Open Registration

$30 $40 Closed

Cycling-Metric Century - Full Time Student (with I.D.)

$25 $40 Closed

About This Activity

The Burnsville Metric is a fully-supported metric century bike ride open to riders of all ages. This ride is not a race, but is a beautiful spring ride, suitable for riders of all levels above beginner.

Cyclists under 14 must be accompanied on the ride by a parent or guardian. 

Annually held on the last Saturday of April, the Burnsville Metric is a great way to start off your cycling season. It is casual but well-supported and comprises some of the flattest, most scenic roads in Yancey and Mitchell counties. Burnsville’s Town Square makes a dramatic location for the registration/start/finish proceedings and is also the highest elevation of the ride, a modest 2,821 feet.

For the first 36 miles the Burnsville Metric route is mostly flat and follows the Cane River through the small communities of Higgins, Lewisburg, Egypt and Ramseytown with picturesque vistas of the river and the surrounding mountains. Then, proceeding upstream beside the wide Toe River, the route passes Huntdale, Pigeon Roost and Green Mountain. There are moderate hills to climb between miles 36 and 52, but those climbs, especially along Hwy. 80-N, provide stunning views of Mt. Mitchell, Roan Mountain and other nearby peaks. Of course there is the final climb back up to the town square. Not much to do about that but ride it.

Feel the support provided by 3 well-supplied Rest Stops, roving SAG vehicles and ham radio communication by MARC (Mayland Amateur Radio Club).

Event details and schedule

Helmets are required. All riders must sign the waiver; riders under 18 must have a parent co-sign the waiver. All riders must obey rules of the road – we are sharing these roads with motorists.

This year with your registration you will receive your choice of a pair of Custom Burnsville Metric Arm Warmers by Defeet, a pair of Burnsville Metric Merino wool cycling socks by Cold Mountain Sock Co. or a pair of Merino wool cycling socks without the Burnsville Metric branding. These will be available for the first 400 registrants.  Some items are limited quatities and first come, first served so get your registration in as quickly as possible to insure your choice.

Online registration ends April 21 at midnight to allow for registered riders' packet preparation.

On-Site Registration/packet pick-up at Burnsville Town Center 7:15am – 8:45am

 Ride begins promptly at 9 a.m.


Metric Registration: $30 per person/$25 for full time Students
Prices increase to $40/$40 after April 12

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