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Assault On The Carolinas Gearing Up To Return


Last updated 9/6/2021 at 11:58am

Derek McKissock

The AOTC is typically held in April, but COVID-19 has disrupted those plans.

Many Transylvania County residents and multi-year riders are familiar with the history of the Assault on the Carolinas (AOTC).

Started in 2000 as a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest, the ride has grown from 50 riders to over 1,000.

In addition to the tens of thousands of dollars it generates for local charities the event has contributed to the city and county's brand.

Riders from over 25 states and Canada participate in the annual event and often come back year after year.

The ride is known across the cycling community for its challenging and scenic route, safety,...

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