The Assault on Mt. Mitchell is a long and arduous bike ride that starts in Spartanburg, South Carolina and runs for 102.7 miles to the top of Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina and, over 10,350 feet of the race is a fairly steep incline! Although Dr. Coin rides her bike throughout the year participating in smaller races, she intensified her training beginning in March for “The Assault”.
As a birthday present to herself, she completed the race in 8 hours and 12 minutes, placing her second in her age group! Most of the noncompetitive bike riders here at the office are pretty sure we would not have made it out of Spartanburg, much less to the top of Mt. Mitchell. We stand in awe and applaud Wendy for her amazing effort–she definitely “made the grade”.