ASHE COUNTY — The 30th annual Blue Ridge Brutal brought cyclists from across the state together for a day of pedaling through the hills of Ashe County on Saturday, Aug. 10.

More than 300 riders participated in the challenge, raising funds for the Ashe Civic Center while competing for first place in three separate ride lengths — 56, 72 and 102 miles.

The routes showcased some of Ashe County’s best views, including the Blue Ridge Parkway and other scenic roads in the area.

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