August 20, 2016

New for 2016


The 7th annual Breakaway will add some royal titles to our best climbing participants.  The King and Queen of the Mountain will be awarded to the fastest male and female riders from the Burnette Siding Baptist Church rest stop to the on-ramp at the Blue Ridge Parkway.  This timed route provides an opportunity for a race within a ride, and the traditional polka dot jerseys will be awarded !


The Blue Ridge Breakaway is an annual cycling event in support of the initiatives of the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber services the towns of Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Lake Junaluska, Canton and Clyde.

The Blue Ridge Breakaway is an adrenaline-pumping ride through county lanes, scenic byways and the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The ride begins at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center which is conveniently located off of Interstate 40 and Highway 23/74.

With a variety of routes specifically designed for riders of all skill levels, the Blue Ridge Breakaway is sure to please. Beginners and avid cyclists alike will find challenging rides to meet their individual needs.

Haywood County also offers recreational activities, a quaint downtown area for shopping, and a wealth of restaurants showcasing local culinary talent for riders and their families to enjoy while visiting the area. Visit for additional information on Haywood County.

Download the following training schedules (pdf) which are designed specifically to help you prepare for your ride:
25 Mile Training Schedule
50 Mile Training Schedule

2015 Photo Gallery

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