Climbing

Books

Road Cycling the Blue Ridge High Country – Mostly centered around the Boone area, Tim takes you through a number of scenic and challenging routes.
The Complete Guide to Climbing by Bike – Southeast Guide – Great book series! It indexes a lot of the big climbs. He also has books for Colorado and California.

Cue Sheets

Blue Ridge Bicycle Club – One of the better collections of Blue Ridge cue sheets I have found.
Spartanburg Cycling – Dr. Bill’s website has a variety of RideWithGPS links of mountain routes.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway Tour – Video narrative of a 5-day cycling tour of the Parkway
America’s Biways, Blue Ridge Parkway
Bicycling Along the Parkway
Blue Ridge Parkway Daily – A comprehensive resource for the Blue Ridge Parkway. They also have a nice Facebook page.
Blue Ridge Parkway – Official Site
Driving Through Time: Overlooks – UNC articles about the origins and development of the Parkway.
Internet Brothers – Info about the parkway and a gorgeous photo gallery.
Mile by Mile Guide of the Parkway
National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway
Parkway Map
Virtual Blue Ridge, Blue Ridge Parkway Guide

Indexes

Beginner’s Guide: Cycling in the High Alps of Europe
Area Road Cycling Events – Organized rides in the Boone/Blue Ridge area.
Bike Climbing Database – Mostly California climbs.
A Tribute to Bob Kamps – Bob passed away in 2005, but left a vast climb database from his 50 years on the bike.
Climb By Bike – A database of worldwide climbs.
Colorado Bike Climbs
Cycloclimbing – A database of climbs in the Alps & Pyrenees Mountains.
Northeast Cycling – A lot of useful information about northeast US climbs.
Southern Appalachian Road Climbs – Nice listing of many of the same SE climbs that I encounter. May be a little outdated.
Virtual Alps – For those really adventurous souls.

Miscellaneous

How to Climb Like a Champ
Rating Bicycle Climbs – This page from the Tour of California describes the category rating system for climbs.


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