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A fundraiser to benefit Highland County Recreation Commission sponsored programs and facilities.
MMRBC 2013 participants will enjoy some of the most beautiful rural countryside east of the Mississippi River. Challenging ascents, thrilling descents, rolling valley roads and breathtaking views from high atop the mountains of the Allegheny Highlands guarantee a challenge for all cycling skill levels. Water and food stops will be located approximately every 15-20 miles. SAG support is provided. Post ride meal is included. Choose your challenge (distances are approximate):
Blue Grass Valley Ride -- 27 miles of rolling valley hills.
Two State Short Ride -- 53 miles and 4 mountains to climb.
Two State Long Ride -- follow the century route for about 54 miles then add the Blue Grass Valley ride for a total of 67 miles with 4 mountains to climb.
Century -- 2 states, 3 counties, 9 mountains, over 100 miles and 13,720 feet of climb!!
Highland and surrounding counties are isolated and residents depend on volunteer rescue squads during emergency medical situations. The closest hospital from the starting point of the MMRBC is 55 miles. Ride organizers and volunteers trust that participants will keep this information in mind and ride safely and responsibly. Remember: This is not a race.
Registration Information and Ride Schedule
(Weather and/or road conditions may alter any course.)
August 2, 2013:
4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Registration and packet pick up at Highland County Public School (HCPS).
August 3, 2013:
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Registration at HCPS.
8:00 a.m. Mass start from HCPS parking lot.
2:00 p.m. Post-ride meal at HCPS.
Highland County Recreation Commission (HCRC)
The HCRC operates on a very limited annual budget. HCRC supports recreational activities for all ages, all people, and all interests in this most rural county east of the Mississippi River. County residents have enjoyed many activities through the HCRC. We also offer scholarships for families who cannot afford registration fees for youth activities. Your support of this ride ensures HCRC can continue to offer varied and fun activities for all.
Comments from Riders (2009):
"Thanks for a great ride! This was my second year doing what I think is one of the 3 great rides on the East Coast. Your team does a great job with the execution of the event, the rest stops are great, the amount sag wagons seems reassuring and your hospitality is great. Of course the riding and scenery is spectacular."
- Dave Buemi, Annapolis, MD
"This was my first year of participation, and I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the entire experience. The ride was well organized and the environment is amazing. Fortunately the weather was also great, making the day most memorable. I have attended many organized cycling events around the country, including the California AidsLifecycle. Mountain Mama is one of the best experiences. I will be looking forward to next year's event."
- Demir Hamami, Bethesda, Maryland
"Our big gang from the DC area had a fabulous time as always. Monterey puts new meaning into Southern hospitality. The ride is well run, the people are wonderful, and the rest stops are yummy and nutritious. Thanks for all you do to make us keep coming back for more. Thanks again."
4-time rider, Janice Stoodley, Falls Church, VA
"Once again a great event. This is the best supported ride around. Each of the stops are well positioned and well stocked. There's something about those red skinned potatoes with salt the just works wonders. And the watermellon and cantelope on a hot day really hits the spot. The SAG vehicles were everpresent so it was reassuring to know that if I had a problem help was not far away."
- Tim Hagemann, Richmond, VA
Highland Recreation Director:
2011 Photos courtesy David Cockerham.
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