Directions to Burnsville, NC

The Burnsville Metric has been an annual event in Burnsville, Yancey & Mitchell County for more than 20 years. Cyclists come from all over the mountains and across North Carolina to ride every year. Below are routes to Burnsville from various directions. For GPS coordinates, come to the Burnsville Town Center at 6 South Main Street in Burnsville, NC 28714.

Follow I-26 W north toward Weaverville and Mars Hill. Just beyond Mars Hill, take Exit 9, then turn RIGHT onto Hwy 19 and follow the road to Burnsville.

Follow I-26 E across the state line and down from Sam’s Gap to Exit 9, then straight ahead on Hwy 19 to Burnsville.

Follow I-40 to Exit 86 (Marion, Spruce Pine). Then turn RIGHT onto Hwy 226/221 and follow it as it becomes 4-lane and bypasses downtown Marion. Continue on 226/221 about 6.5 miles north of Marion, then turn LEFT at a stoplight to follow 226 toward Spruce Pine. In 1.3 miles follow the curve to the RIGHT and continue on 226 for four miles to the top of the mountain, then RIGHT to stay on 226 into Spruce Pine for a few more miles. LEFT on Hwy 19E, then continue on Hwy 19E for 12.5 miles to Burnsville. Bear RIGHT on East Main and follow it to Burnsville Town Square.