Assault on the Carolina’s Loop

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INTERMEDIATE
Approximately 65 miles
4.5+ hours

Riders looking to get in a practice ride on the 100k Assault loop can follow these directions. Starting in town and rolling along the river, riders will have a few climbs before the long descent into South Carolina. The descent is full of hairpin turns, but the road is well maintained, and there is a gas station at the bottom of the downhill. The infamous climb up Caesars Head on U.S. 276 will test your legs and lungs, and there is usually a head wind coming back in to town on U.S. 276. This ride is a workout for advanced riders only.

DIRECTIONS
•From Transylvania County Courthouse, head west on W Main Street
•Right onto Oaklawn Ave
•Left on Probart St
•Right on Cashiers Valley Rd
•Stay left on Cashiers Valley Rd at Wolf Pen Cove Rd
•Stay left on Cashiers Valley Rd at Lake Sega Rd
•Left on Rosman Hwy (US 64 – stop sign)
•Right on Illahee Rd
•Right onto Country Club Rd (stop sign)
•Right on S. Country Club Rd
•Left onto Island Ford Rd
•Right on Walnut Hollow Rd
•Right onto East Fork Rd (aka Charlie’s Corner)
•Left on Middlefork Rd
•Left on Pickens Hwy (US 178)
•Cross Continental Divide
•Cross over Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy (SC 11) at stoplight
•Left onto Table Rock Rd (SC 288)
•Left on Pumpkintown Hwy (SC 8)
•Right on SC 11
•Left on SC 8
•Left on Greenville Hwy (US 276)
•Cross Caesar’s Head
•Cross Continental Divide
•Left on Barclay Rd, which becomes Country Club Rd
•Right on Gallimore Rd
•Left on Greenville Hwy (US 276), which will take

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