44th Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell & Marion – May 20

The Freewheelers Cycling Association of Spartanburg is pleased to announce the 2019 Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion presented by Greenville Health System (GHS) is set for Monday, May 20, 2019. This one-day century ride, known as the Southeast’s Premier Cycling Experience, attracts cyclists from around the world each year, with a climb of more than 10,000 vertical feet over the course of the ride. Greenville Health System will act as presenting sponsor again this year for “the Beast of the East,” as the ride has come to be known.

“We are excited to have Greenville Health System as The Assaults’ presenting sponsor for the third year in a row,” Katie Jordan, Ride Director for The Assaults, said. “The Assaults was a tremendous success last year and because of the help of our generous sponsors like GHS we were able to give back to organizations in and around Spartanburg. We look forward to our forty-forth year and being able to further benefit the Spartanburg community.”

UPDATE as of MARCH 2019: The 44th Annual Assault on Mt. Mitchell, presented by Prisma Health, is sold out for 2019. The Freewheelers Cycling Association of Spartanburg is offering a special for Marion riders—all 2019 Marion registrants will have the opportunity to register early, before general registration opens, for the Assault on Mt. Mitchell in 2020.

The Assault on Marion is the Assault on Mt. Mitchell’s shorter, 74.2-mile sister ride from downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina, to the Tom Johnson Campground in Marion, North Carolina. Now through March 31, the registration fee is $55, but it will increase to $60 from April 1 through May 17.

To secure an early registration spot for the 2020 Assault on Mt. Mitchell, riders may click here. Registration closes Friday, May 17 at 5 p.m.; however, participants may register in person at Packet Pick-Up on Sunday, May 19.

About The Assaults

A bucket list ride for serious cyclists, The Assaults is one of the most intense, premier cycling experiences in the Southeast with cyclists participating from across the nation and world each spring to ride from Spartanburg, S.C. to either Marion, N.C. (74.2 miles) or the top of Mount Mitchell (102.7 miles). To learn more, register, sponsor or volunteer, visit www.theassaults.com or email director@theassaults.com.

About The Freewheelers

The organization behind The Assaults, The Freewheelers Cycling Association, is a Spartanburg, S.C.-based, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit community service organization founded in 1973. The Freewheelers’ mission is to provide education and promotion of bicycle safety and a forum for amateur sports competition and touring. To learn more about The Freewheelers, visit their website at www.freewheelers.info.

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