Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival June 20-21

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The Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival is traditionally held the fourth week of June.
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Mount Washington Road Race Third Week of June

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The Mount Washington Road Race, a foot race, is traditionally the third Saturday in June. Registration is traditionally March 1-15.

Heres’ the official site:mountwashingtonroadrace.com
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Seek the Peak Benefit for Mount Washington Fourth Week of July


The annual Seek the Peek fundraiser to benefit the Mount Washington Observatory is traditionally the fourth weekend in July.
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Tri-Peaks Bicycling Challenge Up Mount Magazine Third Week of May


The Tri Peaks Bicycling Challenge is the third week of May and is sanctioned by USA Cycling Association.
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Trail Days Third Weekend of May in Damascus, Virginia


The biggest single event on the Appalachian Trail is Trail Days traditionally held the third weekend of May in Damascus.
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Voluntary May-June Ban on Climbing Marcy and Other Adirondack High Peaks


The New York Department of Environmental Conseravaiton each May and June asks for a voluntary ban on hiking Marcy and hiking other High Peaks in the Adirondacks to prevent damaging soggy trails from snow melt.
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Assault on Mount Mitchell Bicycle Race in May


The Assault on Mount Mitchell Bicycle Race is held traditionally the third week in May. In 2005 it is on May 20. It is sponsored by The Freewheelers of Spartenberg, SC.


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40 Mile Black Mountain Race Up Mount Mitchell Feb. 26

The Black Mountain Marathon up Mount Mitchell for 2005 will be February 26. The race begins at dawn in Black Mountain and follows trails to 6,684′ summit of Mount Mitchell then return to the start/finish area! With a starting altitude of 2,360′, the elevation gain for this 40-mile run will be 4,324′ – in the first 20 miles!

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Brasstown Race Considered Best Single Day Bike Race in U.S.

Various sources report the Brasstown Leg of the Tour De Georgia was named the best day race by VeloNews Magazine. Lance Armstrong competed in 2004 but will not compete in 2005. The race is April 19-24. The 115 mile Brasstown leg will be April 23. Bikers on this leg have been clocked at 65 mph at Hog Pin Gap. Official Tour De Georgia web site.


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