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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April 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am$55
Riders mark the opening of the spring and summer cycling season with the 24th annual Burnsville Metric.
The metric is known for being one of the most scenic rides in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. This year’s event includes a 60.7-mile loop, as well as a shorter 43-mile ride.
The ride, which is casual and not considered a race, begins and ends in downtown Burnsville on the historic Town Square.
Scenic mountain roads and low population density make Yancey County and the surrounding area an ideal cycling destination.
Three well-supplied rest stops will be located along the route. Roving SAG support vehicles will patrol the course to provide mechanical assistance.
After the cyclists return to downtown Burnsville, a post-race celebration will take place at Homeplace Beer Company, located just off of Town Square. Food will be available from a variety of food trucks, and the taps will be flowing with Homeplace’s own craft beer.
Day-of registration and packet pickup began at 7:15 a.m. at Burnsville Town Center (6 S. Main St.) just off of Town Square.