2025 Blue Ridge Parkway Cycling Tour

Cherokee, NC, USA

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Threshold Academy, Inc.
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Jun 6 - 14, 2025
Group size: 4 - 8
2025 Blue Ridge Parkway Cycling Tour
Cherokee, NC, USA

Threshold Academy, Inc.
  • Email address verified

Jun 6 - 14, 2025
Group size: 4 - 8

About this trip

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a protected two lane highway and arguably America’s best cycling route. It is closed to commercial traffic meaning no trucks or construction trailers. It has a speed limit of 45 miles an hour. With 90% of the traffic riding on only 10% of the road, we will have the roads to ourselves most of the time. The 469-mile scenic route takes you and your bike between Rockfish Gap, VA and Cherokee, NC over the course of seven days of moving the cranks. The route is the longest planned road in the US, with construction starting in 1935 and ending in 1987. The park was built with the intent to allow visitors to be “gorged on scenery,” with “one panorama following right on another.” The rhythm of the road for cyclists is the ever changing landscape and variety of visual experiences. 

Logistics

 

Concurrent with these views lies a formidable perspective.  This is perhaps Threshold Academy’s most difficult tour. Not counting getting on and off the parkway itself, guests will vertically climb 48,722 feet as they travel north to south, riding 3 to 7 hours each day. Our detailed itinerary is thoughtfully planned with consideration for an off day in the middle and a blend of shorter and long days. Our reservations are made months in advance to accommodate everyone, and we must go every day, regardless of the weather. That means “toughness” will play a role as the days progress and your body fatigues.

Each evening, we send out an email to you with the next day's plan, updated with the latest weather and road conditions. It contains links to downloadable GPX files for your bike computer as well as all the details of the day's expectations. We start each morning with breakfast, and people start rolling as soon as we are done. We use the parkway's mile markers for most of our wayfinding and our SAG wagon shuttles from the front to the back of the group, making it easy to take a break and take in refreshments when you need them. We set up our logistics so everyone has lunch together, and we greet you upon arrival with your room key and agenda for the end-of-the-day activities. Before you start, we point out the day's climbs, especially the categorized ones, and we share with you our experience from our previous tours. You need not get permission to stop and take in some views, grab a picture, and chat with your peers. As a cyclist, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the crown jewel of our park system and has no equal.

What’s included

  • Transport to/from CLT
  • Lodgings
  • Most meals
  • Guide service
  • Ride Support
  • Threshold T-Shirt
  • Threshold Water Bottle
  • Threshold Cycling Jersey
  • Mesh laundry bag

What’s not included

  • Alcohol
  • airfare to/from CLT
  • bike rentals
  • excluded meals
  • single room suppl.

Available Packages

2025 Blue Ridge Parkway Cycling Tour
Available until May 7, 20258 left
$4,095
Deposit: $500

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1: Drive to Rockfish Gap

Our tour starts on Day 1 in Charlotte and ends at a hotel in Waynesboro, VA, with a shakedown for all riders and their gear before the big day starts. Everyone meets each other as we gather for our first meal, and we set expectations and introduce you to the Threshold Team that will be supporting you. You get your "goody bag," which contains your jersey, T-shirt, water bottle, and clear box with your name on it that will always be in the SAG wagon for you to put your daily needs. We get our first group photos and start telling our stories. Life begins the act of slowing down, as the only task in front of you is to ride to the other end of the parkway. 

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