Annual Tour de Lure - NC Blue Ridge

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Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.

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Annual Tour de Lure

April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017

The ride begins and ends at the Corpening Memorial YMCA in Marion. A 71-mile route through scenic farmland in McDowell county, climbs up Stone Mtn., passes through Chimney Rock and around beautiful Lake Lure before a return to McDowell County via the Assault on Mt. Mitchell route. The ride boasts 5,900’ of ascent and is a perfect training ride for either of the “Assault on Mt. Mitchell” rides.
-Online registration/payment – complete with additional info including route map, elevation profile, and driving directions

-Improved registration process – Those that choose to register on-site will be greeted upon arrival, directed to the appropriate area, with wait time kept to a minimum

-Entire facility will be open to all participants and their families for the duration of the ride/post-ride– Facility also opens early to accommodate tri-athletes wishing to swim in the Olympic-size pool prior to the ride.


April 1, 2017
April 2, 2017


Corpening Memorial YMCA
348 Grace Corpening Dr
Marion, NC 28752 United States