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WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA: A cyclists negotiate switchbacks along the Trade Route during day 3 of the Major Taylor Mountain Summit held in Blowing Rock, NC on Friday, April 23, 2021. The Trade Route consists of 56 miles and 4,700 feet of climbing. 60 cyclist registered for the annual event which is its’ 20th anniversary. This year summit’s activities were cut short due to the pandemic and weather but managed two days of riding that including season riders, racers and pros. The courses ran through parts of North Carolina Tennessee and off and on of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This year training was to include upwards of 14,000 feet of climbing but because of cold and rainy weather the summit was shorten by two days. There was one major crash with injuries along the switch back which had a massive tract of loose gravel causing a single rider crash. (Brian B Price/Thefotodesk)
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WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA: A cyclists negotiate switchbacks along the Trade Route during day 3 of the Major Taylor Mountain Summit held in Blowing Rock, NC on Friday, April 23, 2021.  The Trade Route consists of 56 miles and 4,700 feet of climbing. 60 cyclist registered for the annual event which is its’ 20th anniversary.  This year summit’s activities were cut short due to the pandemic and weather but managed two days of riding that including season riders, racers and pros.  The courses ran through parts of North Carolina Tennessee and off  and on of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This year training was to include upwards of 14,000 feet of climbing but because of cold and rainy weather the summit was shorten by two days. There was one major crash with injuries along the switch back which had a massive tract of loose gravel causing a single rider crash. (Brian B Price/Thefotodesk)