Tour De Lure Ride

The Dewey Hughes Memorial Bike Ride

The Tour de Lure is a 71 mile charity bike ride in Western North Carolina that winds through McDowell County, up Stone Mountain, through Chimney Rock and around Lake Lure before heading back to McDowell County via the Assault on Mt. Mitchell route with a total of 5600’ of ascension. The event also includes a shorter 23 mile Fun Ride which is great for those new to cycling. Riders will enjoy the well-marked course, few turns, ride support, post-ride lunch and shower facilities.  

This year, we are excited to include the Indoor Tour de Lure as a ride option. The indoor event is limited to 20 participants and will feature a video of the Tour de Lure route projected on a screen to give you the outdoor experience on an indoor bike!

This event supports the YMCA of WNC of Annual Campaign to ensure that no child, family or adult is turned away from our programs because of their inability to pay. Your participation in this event directly supports the YMCA’s cause to build a healthier Western North Carolina.

2018 Tour De Lure

Registration opens October 1, 2017

Early Bird Registration, October 1-3: $45.00
October 4 - February 14: $50.00

Febrary 15 - Noon on Thursday, March 29, 2018: $55.00

On-site Registration, Saturday March 31, 7:30 - 8:45 a.m.: $65.00 (cash or check preferred)

Indoor Tour De Lure (space is limited to 20 participants):

Early Bird Registration, October 1-3: $20.00

October 4 - February 14: $25.00

February 15 - Noon on Thursday, March 29, 2018: $30.00

On-site Registration, Saturday, March 31, 7:30 - 8:45 a.m.: $35.00 (cash or check preferred)

On-site registration and packet pick-up begins at 7:30 a.m. on the morning of March 31, 2018.
This is a rain or shine event and all registrations are non-refundable.
Transfers can be made for a $10.00 fee until March 24, 2018.

Questions? Contact Sadie Simpson: [email protected] or 828 652 5903

Route Information and Cue Sheet
Strava Route Information
Photos from the 2017 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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