Race to the Rock at Chimney Rock 25 Mile Bike 2017

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7:30 AM


Sunday, August 13, 2017


Lake Lure, NC




25 Mile Bike


Thursday, August 10, 2017  7:30 AM


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Race to the Rock at Chimney Rock 25 Mile Bike




3 Races in 3 Days Challenge

Make the most of every event day by taking our "3 Races in 3 Days Challenge."  Kick it off with the 10K Dam Run on Friday night, wake up right with the Lake Lure Triathlon on Saturday morning, and then shut down your vigorous weekend on top of the world – Sunday’s Race to the Rock is 25-mile bike or 5K run that ends with a 7% grade incline straight up to victory on the summit of Chimney Rock. Or, go the extra mile(s) and add in the open water swim race.


Heralded as one of “America’s Best Lakes” by USA TODAY, Lake Lure, North Carolina is home to the Lake Lure Olympiad Sports Festival.  Year after year, athletes rave about the area’s scenic beauty, delicious finish line food, and countless welcoming volunteers that all make the Olympiad experience truly special and unique.

The grand mountain setting serves as both a place to compete and a fun summer getaway spot

Celebrating its 13th year, the Lake Lure Olympiad is a nonprofit organization that has given back more than $250,000 to community charities. Hosted by Rumbling Bald Resort on Lake Lure and Chimney Rock State Park, with support from Rutherford Regional Health System, the races AND the views will take your breath away.

Bring your kids and let them earn medals, too. The Lake Lure Olympiad offers many events for kids ages 4-14 including: 40-yard dash, soccer kicks, obstacle course, baseball throw, basketball toss and standing broad jump.

Learn more at or visit us on Facebook.

Race Details

Just like the 5K run, this event is unique in that athletes choose one or the other, but both races end with an intense 7-9% grade incline that finishes at the base of 315-foot-tall Chimney Rock.  Again, it’s your only chance to run or cycle up to Chimney Rock all year. 

The 25-Mile Bike event begins bright and early at 7:30 AM just outside the Chimney Rock Park entrance, traveling 22 miles. It starts east on 64/74A, turns left onto Bills Creek Road by the Library, left again onto Buffalo Creek Road by Dalton’s Store and eventually merges into Buffalo Shoals Road along Lake Lure’s eastern shore. It re-enters Route 64/74A with a right turn back to quaint Chimney Rock Village, where a left turn into the park entrance starts your last 3 epic miles straight up to Chimney Rock.

Category Pricing

Age Group Male
Age Group Female
On or Before Tuesday, February 28, 2017$25.00
On or Before Wednesday, May 31, 2017$30.00
On or Before Wednesday, July 26, 2017$35.00
On-site Registration$45.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Note: On-line Registration for this event closes on 08-10-2017 at 7:30 AM.

On-site registration is available for this event on 08-13-2017 during normal packet pick up hours.

Event Site Rules

The Village of Chimney Rock requires that all cyclists be inside the park gate by 9:30 AM. This means you have 2 hours to complete the first 22 miles before riding the last 3 miles up to the top of Chimney Rock. If you do not reach the park entrance by 9:30 AM, a race official will meet you at the front gate to remove your timing chip.

Packet Pickup

Sunday, August 13 - 6:00 - 7:15AM - Old Rock Cafe - 431 Main St, Chimney Rock, NC

Only cash or checks can be accepted at packet pick-up.

Lodging Information

The Lake Lure Olympiad is proud to partner with Rumbling Bald Resort as the venue of most of events as well as discounted rates for lodging. Athletes and their families can stay in affordable luxury at Rumbling Bald Resort at Lake Lure, a picturesque mountain resort complete with beachfront, two restaurants, championship golf courses, indoor and outdoor pools, lighted tennis courts, spa, paddle board/kayak rentals, narrated lake cruises and more. “Dirty Dancing” fans relish in visiting Bald Mountain Golf Course, the location of the scene where Baby asks her father for money in the movie. Visit for lodging information and special rates.


Refund are not available for this event.


Withdrawals will be available after Friday, July 14, 2017.


This event does not provide transfers.


This event does not allow deferrals.


In the event of inclement weather the following procedures will be followed:

The event will be postponed in hopes the inclement weather will pass. If the inclement weather does not pass in time to complete the event safely in the original or modified format, the event will be cancelled. If the weather passes and the event cannot be held within the permitted time limits, the event will be changed to a duathlon format and possibly modified in length to meet these restrictions.

Every effort will be made to hold this event on time on this date. Should this event be cancelled due to an Act of God or other circumstance beyond the race directors control there will be no refunds, credits, or transfers.

NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy.

By registering for this event you agree to this weather policy.


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Overall Results

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Award Categories

Men's A            Category 1,2, and 3
Men's B            Category 4,5, Beginners
Men's Master    Age 40 and Over
Women            Open
Junior Men        Under 18