The Hillsborough event is very nice. Nicely organized and, a good route - though last year some of the roads close to town were a bit rough. The Blue Ridge Brutal is also coming up the middle of this month and, while its a tuffy there are shorter route options this year. Tour de Gaps comes up at the end of the month. I have ridden enough events in NC to feel confident in telling you, there is nothing that compares to the mountain events here. They are scenic, the routes are generally superb and the events well supported - not to mention temperatures are often much cooler.