Pisgah Rotary Club to hold major bicycling event
April 5, 2012 by Sarah
Saturday April 14th is the day for the 13th annual mega-cycling event, the Assault on the Carolinas, which will take place in Brevard, South Carolina in western North Carolina in the vicinity of Spartanburg. The event is run by the Pisgah Forest Rotary Club, which uses the event as its primary fund raiser for the year, and is no doubt using flyer printing and poster printing to make the public aware of the event so they will become spectators throughout the route and make contributions to the organization.
The event enables bikers to choose to choose from one of three biking options: 100K or 65.8 miles, 60K or 37 miles, and 40K or 25 miles. The 100K ride includes 5,600 feet of gain in elevation and a painfully slow climb up the infamous Caesar’s Head. According to Pisgah Rotary president, Ted Fuhrer, this ride last year had 750 riders that came from 22 states in the U.S. and two provinces in Canada. This year’s ride will be limited to 1,000 participants as the Club is expecting larger-then-ever turnouts this year due to the recent boom in cycling.
Fuhrer added that the area has become known as a center for cycling with many businesses in the area such as the Hub, Sycamore Cycles and Carmichael Training Systems supporting the sport. The area has become well-known for its cycling and bikers return to the area year after year.
The event will have a festival atmosphere with live music until 8:00 p.m. the finish line. Fuhrer’s goal is to raise $20,000 this year that will support the Rotary’s services in education and health and youth programs.