Tour De Lure Ride

The Dewey Hughes Memorial Bike Ride

The course is a scenic yet hilly 71-mile route with 5600’ of total ascent. The ride winds through scenic farmland in McDowell County, climbs up Stone Mountain, passes through Chimney Rock and around beautiful Lake Lure, and finally heads back into McDowell County via the Assault on Mt. Mitchell route. The roads are lightly travelled with few turns, have nice pavement, and cross no major highways. Whether you are looking for a fun day out on the bike or a great training ride for “The Assaults,” this ride will have what you need.

2017 Tour De Lure

April 1, 2017
Registration opens October 3, 2016

You can still sign up on-site at the Corpening Memorial YMCA from 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
On-site registration fee: $65 (cash or check preferred)

October 4-February 14: $50
February 15-March 30: $55
Onsite registration: $65

Route Information and Cue Sheet
Strava Route Information

The Corpening YMCA Fun Bike Ride

The shorter course is an exciting 23-mile route on rolling hills winding through scenic farmland in McDowell County. This is a fantastic ride for anyone, but is especially great for those new to cycling.

Photos from the 2016 ride


Tour De Lure Waiver:

Check out the following websites for comments about the ride:

Steep Climbs - Review of Tour De Lure    

Master Competitor - Tour De Lure Delivers on Many Levels

Thank you to our sponsors!

Presented by:

Tessa Harlow, DC Chiropractic Physician         Joe and Jane Cowan        
Greg and Chris Simolke         McDowell Amateur Radio Association

Corpening Memorial YMCA
348 Grace Corpening Dr | Marion, NC 28752
P 828 659 9622 F 828 659 9400
Click here for directions to the Corpening Memorial YMCA

For more information contact Sadie Simpson at [email protected] or 828 652 5903. 

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