1. What is the Looking Glass Tour? This bicycle tour of some of Western North Carolina’s finest roads will also have chip timing and police officers at nearly every intersection to keep the ride flowing. Choose from the 100 mile tour or 50 mile tour depending on your fitness and desire. The 100 mile loop tackles the famed Highway 215 climb, heads into the backside of Waynesville and then back towards Brevard on Highway 276. The 50 mile tour heads to the eastern part of the county, through the roads of Dupont State Forest and then up the Jeter Mountain climb before heading back to Brevard. Both are stout representations of what cycling in WNC is all about.

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2. What is included with my entry fee? Chip timed event. Police at most intersections to allow riders a smooth flowing course. Fully staffed aid stations with medical assistance available. SAG Wagons following behind and ticket for post-ride beverage.

3. Do I need a racing license and what is my racing age? No you will not need a USA cycling license to ride this event. Your riders age is your age on 12/31/19.

4. What is the start time for the event? There will be a mandatory rider meeting at 8:50am. at the start line where the event director will go over important information. The ride will start at 9AM with a police escort leading riders for the initial 2.7 miles.

5. Where does the ride start? The ride will start/end in at Oskar Blues Brewery, located at 342 Mountain Industrial Drive in Brevard, NC.

6. How do I get there? Click here for Google Maps.

7. What is provided at the Rest Stops? Rest Stops will be fully stocked with plenty of cold Water, energy drink,  PB & J, Chips, Soda, Fresh Fruit and Advil.

8. How will the course be marked? Check out the Course Markings page.

9. Is the course shut down for rider use only that day? No. This is an open course and you may encounter other users during the ride. You must abide by road regulations which require bikers yield to pedestrians. Beware of cars on all sections of the course.

10. Are there cutoff times? Yes we will have cutoff times for the event.

For the 50 Miler:

  • Rest Stop 1 at Connestee Recreation Area off of Highway 276 (Mile 18) – Cut off is 11:00am
  • Rest stop 2 at Crab Creek Baptist Church (Mile 35) – Cut off is 12:30 pm

For the 100 Miler:

  • Rest Stop 1 at Connestee Recreation Area off of Highway 276 (Mile 18) – Cut off is 11:00am
  • Rest Stop 2 on Highway 215 where the Pisgah Ranger District sign is (Mile 35.5) – Cut off is 12:30pm
  • Rest stop 3 on Highway 215 at the last overlook (Mile 50.3) – Cut off is 2:00pm
  • Rest stop 4 at the Living Church of Jesus Christ (Mile 77) – Cut off is 4:00pmLooking Glass Tour

11. What happens if I can’t finish the ride? There will be a SAG wagons following behind the riders to transport you and your bike back to the finish in case you are unable to complete the route. There is no extra fee for this.

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