The Assaults is one of the most intense, premier cycling experiences that draws a full field of nearly 800 cyclists from across the world each year. This one-day challenge takes riders from Spartanburg, SC to the top of the highest peak in the East, Mt. Mitchell. Please join us for The Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion in 2024.

Assault on Mt. Mitchell & Marion: May 20, 2024

Why does The Assaults take place on Monday, you ask? Due to the popularity of both the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mt. Mitchell State Park, Monday is the only day available for a special event!

GOOD to KNOW: Updated Time Limit + Checkpoints!

The Assault on Mt. Mitchell has a 5:30 p.m. event stop time.

All cyclists must be on the Blue Ridge Parkway by 2:15 p.m.

All cyclists must be at the Mt. Mitchell Parkway (rest stop #9) by 4:00 p.m.

All riders must cross the finish line by 5:30 p.m.


All riders not at the aforementioned checkpoints or finish line by the times noted above will be picked up by an official event vehicle along the course and driven to the finish line or back to Marion.

For Safety and Training information, click here.

Registration 101

It’s the ultimate cycling feat: a one-day ride that attracts cyclists from around the world. We’ve created this handy guide – your Registration 101 – to help you register for the event. The Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion are an intense and memorable experience. Register early, train hard, and we will see you in May 2024!

Step One: Event Registration

Select Your Ride:
The Assault on Marion: 74.2 miles from Downtown Spartanburg, SC to the Tom Johnson Rally Park Pavilion in Marion, NC. (Also Rest Stop #4) | Registration for 2024 opens November 1.
The Assault on Mt. Mitchell: 102.7 miles from Downtown Spartanburg, SC to the top of Mt. Mitchell, NC | Registration for 2024 opens November 1.


Select Your Transportation Method:
CLICK HERE to view transportation detail for the Assault on Mt. Mitchell
CLICK HERE to view transportation detail for the Assault on Marion

Select Your Bike Destination:
Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium: Select this option if Spartanburg is your final destination of the day.
Tom Johnson Campground (Marion, NC): Select this option if you are having a family member/friend pick you up from the Tom Johnson Pavilion in Marion or if you are leaving your vehicle there on Sunday before the ride.

Select Your T‐Shirt Size: This year’s shirts will be a short-sleeved unisex performance blend with a slimmer cut.

Average Speed: In an effort to create a smooth start, please estimate your average speed time. We appreciate riders lining up according to those times on the morning of the ride.

Step Two: Additional Items
  • $25 Spectator Bus Tickets (Only option for family and friends who wish to cheer on riders at the Mt. Mitchell finish line. No personal vehicles are allowed on Mt. Mitchell.)
  • $20 Additional event t-shirts
  • $15 Additional meal tickets



Step Three: Payment


Step Four: Email Confirmation

You should receive a confirmation email from the BikeReg server soon after you complete your registration. If you have any problems or do not receive this email, please contact the Event Director at

Step Five: Let the Training Begin!

The Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion



Miles to the Top.

Information on The Assaults and Freewheelers Association

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Freewheelers of Spartanburg, Inc.

PO Box 6171 Spartanburg, SC 29304

Days Until the 2024 Assaults