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The Rides 

All of the Tour de Cashiers rides explore the heart of the Blue Ridge, and particularly a unique feature of Appalachia – the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau and its bordering slopes and valleys. The Plateau has a base elevation of around 3,500’, with passes reaching 4,300’ and peaks above 5,000’. Surrounding valleys are about 2,000’. The top of the Plateau itself is large enough, and hilly enough, to provide great variety for cyclists – lakes, streams, solid climbs, nice descents, pastures and Christmas tree farms, forests and even some extended level stretches ideal for pace lines. And dropping off the plateau provides scintillating descents and challenging 2,000’ climbs. The Tour de Cashiers combines these features into a variety of rides that fit all levels of interest, experience and conditioning. The roads are well paved and, with a few exceptions for connecting links on the main drags, have little traffic and almost no commercial development – ideal for a great ride, whether you’re into serious leg-burning or relaxed touring.

Rest stops, with food and water, are set about the half-way point for the 25-mile ride and at an average of 20 miles apart on the century rides. Sag wagon support is also provided.

Please remember that our mountain roads have lots of curves and steep descents. Keep your speed under control and stay alert – curves can be blind or tighten up unexpectedly, and gravel and other debris often collects in curves. The rides are not races, and the only prize offered for getting down a hill is the pleasure of getting there without road rash, a broken collar bone or a busted bike. Be cautious, take your time, and have fun.

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Metric Century




 After careful consideration, The Tour de Cashiers Mountain Cycling Experience is being planned for Saturday, September 15th, 2018. The move from April to September will make for even more of an enjoyable ride for cyclists and a great weekend for families and spectators. The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to partner with Peak Racing Events of Atlanta, Georgia area who will operate the event and plan to add more fun items to the weekend.

Registration opening soon!  


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