Off-Road Series of Events Returns to Biltmore Estate

The Off-Road Series of Events is returning to America’s Largest Backyard. The Asheville Duathlon, 10k Run & Gravel Grinder Bike Events are returning to the Biltmore Estate on Sept. 10.

The off-road series of multi-sport events consists of three main events, each come with various privileges for participation — The Duathlon, 10K run, and Gravel Events.

The event will be held at Sunday, Sept. starting at 7:45 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Duathlon: The Asheville Duathlon — a 5k off-road run, 13 mile off-road bike, and a final 5k packed dirt and trail off-road run. The off-road bike is non-technical riding on the west side of the estate, which is typically off-limits to regular guests at the estate. Individual participants or 2 or 3 person relay teams available.

Gravel Events: The Asheville Gravel Grinder Bike Events come packed with something for every type of rider, a 20, 40 or 60 mile option. Whether you are a seasoned athlete, a weekend warrior or scenery seeking rider, these events are for you! The Gravel Grinder Bike events are the only bike events at the estate that allows the participant to access the front of Biltmore House and to the west side of the estate on their bike.

10K Run: The Asheville 10K features an off-road 10K, featuring some paved, packed dirt and trail that takes the runner to a marvelous adventure with new views of the Biltmore House. The course consists of paved greenway, hard packed dirt surface and single track trails that give extraordinary views of the mixed forests, fields and rugged landscape by Antler Hill Village and the Biltmore House, all while relishing the beautiful forests these extraordinary grounds offer.

The event has selected the Asheville Area Youth Villages as its nonprofit partner for the Off-Road Series of Events at Biltmore Estate. For more information about Youth Villages and to volunteer please contact George.

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About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.