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Boone-Roubaix: The Hell of the High Country

Date: April 23, 2011 7:00 am
Location: Todd, NC
Pirate Race Productions is proud to announce the return of Boone-Roubaix, the Hell of the High Country. This event challenges cyclists every Easter weekend to a test of rider and machine on the unpaved roads of Ashe County North Carolina. Hosted by River Girl Fishing Co in Todd, the race is a fundraiser for the Appalachian State University Chapter of Wine To Water, an international non-profit based in Boone that works to bring clean drinking water to impoverished communities around the world. L’Enfer Du Haut Pays Deux features an even longer course than last year with an additional secteur pave (unpaved section). Cat 4/5 Men and Women’s categories will be subjected to a 43 mile route with over three miles of pavé in six sections, and 3,682 feet of climbing, including theKoppenberg of the High Country, a notoriously steep and unpaved hill with grades over 10%. Pro/1/2, Cat 3 and Masters 35+ and 45+ races will face Le Grand Parcourse: 54 miles, six of pavé, and 4,565 feet of ascending including two trips up our Koppenberg.