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Beware of bicyclists on these roads on Labor Day

Organizers of the Tour d’Apple bicycling event are warning motorists that hundreds of bicyclists will be on the roads in Hendersonville, Tracy Grove, Dana, Edneyville, Upward, Tuxedo, Green River and Laurel Park throughout the day on Monday. They also asked residents in those areas to restrain their dogs during the time bicyclists will pass by.

Beginning and ending at Blue Ridge Community College, the Labor Day ride starts at 8 a.m. and lasts until 5 p.m.

Approximately 600 bicyclists will use Henderson County roads in the following areas:

  • From 8 a.m. to noon: Dana, Blue Ridge, East Flat Rock, Sugarloaf Mountain, Ottanola, Edneyville, Bearwallow Mountain, Hoopers Creek, Terry’s Gap and Fruitland.
  • From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Dana, Upward Road, East Flat Rock, Flat Rock, Zirconia, Tuxedo, Green River, Cabin Creek, Pinnacle Mountain, Little River Road, Kanuga Lake Road, Old Kanuga Road, Price Street, Kanuga Lake Road, Evans Road, Big Willow Road, Hebron Road, Laurel Park Highway, Osceola Lake, east Hendersonville, State Street, Rutledge Drive, Brooklyn Avenue, Mud Creek Baptist Church, Shepherd Street and Airport Road.

The closure of Erkwood Road and Shepherd Street for the Greenville Highway roundabout requires a detour from the usual Tour d'Apple route. Riders will travel east on Erkwood Drive as before, turn left on Rutledge Drive at Mud Creek Baptist Church, turn right on Greenville Highway, turn left on Brooklyn Avenue, cross Spartanburg Highway, turn right on Old Spartanburg Highway then turn left on Shepherd Street to return to the start-finish at BRCC. The ride is sponsored by Four Seasons Rotary Club.