The Blowing Rock Fall Classic is a 72 mile bike ride held as a part of the Triple Crown of bike rides along with Blood, Sweat & Gears and the Beech Mountain Metric of the High Country Cycling Hat Trick. The circuit has an elevation gain of over 6,000 feet and follows some of the most scenic roads in the state. Proceeds from the ride benefit the Winter Warmer Project, a charity created by the Blood, Sweat & Gears ride that helps provide warm clothes and bedding for people in need. The ride starts Saturday morning at 8 a.m., in front of the Police Department in downtown Blowing Rock. Register at bikereg.com/blowing-rock-fall-classic .