Iron Mountain/Roan Mountain Challenge

This ride starts and ends at Thomas Grocery 6 miles north of Bakersville on NC-261.

The ride includes a 2-mile ascent over Iron Mountain and down to Limestone Cove in Tennessee. Riders then roll along Simmerly Creek and follow back roads to the cool Tweetsie Railroad Grade and Doe River before the 7 mile climb up and over Roan Mountain, where a thrilling descent brings you home.

Starts in: Mitchell County, NC, US
Distance: 53.8 mi
Elevation: +5584 / -5582 ft

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