The Assaults® are organized and run by the Freewheelers of Spartanburg.
The Assault on Mt. Mitchell began in 1975, when a group of friends led by John Bryan decided to ride from Spartanburg, SC to the top of Mt. Mitchell - the highest point east of the Mississippi River. From that casual beginning, the annual event has become one of the best known centuries in the country.
Part of the ride is along the Blue Ridge Parkway and it ends at the top of Mt. Mitchell State Park, where the number of riders is limited by both the National Park Service and the Mt. Mitchell State Park rules. Therefore, the Assault on Mt. Mitchell has been limited to 800 finishers for a number of years.
Registration for the 2014 Assault on Mt. Mitchell
opened on Jan. 15, 2014 to members of the Freewheelers
and opened on Feb.1 to the general public.
Registration for Assault on Marion has opened!
Cost of registration for Mt. Mitchell will be $135.
Cost of registration for Marionwill be $40.
Packet Pick up and the Expo are scheduled for Sunday, May 18th from 1:00 – 8:00 PM at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium (385 North Church Street Spartanburg, SC 29303). You MUST bring a photo ID to retrieve your packet! As in previous years, no one will be allowed to pick up your packet for you. You need to pick up your packet in person. Packet pick-up will again be organized according to Bib Number. Bib numbers will be sent to participants in an e-mail several days prior to the event. They will also be posted at the Auditorium. If you absolutely cannot make it on Sunday, packets can still be picked up on Monday the 29th from 5:30 – 6:15 am.