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Sycamore Cycles Swank 65

Sycamore Cycles Swank 65

Sample some of Pisgah’s best trails in this great season closer – including the trails in back bowls of Pisgah also known as Pilot Mountain! The Sycamore Cycles Swank 65 is mountain bike racing at its most primeval, far removed from civilization and polluted air. The race begins at 2500 feet, and consists of a triad of cloverleaf shaped loops winding around Gloucester Gap in Pisgah National Forest.  Rolling over rugged mining roads, fun single track, tough climbs and hell-raising descents, the exhilarating course will test your skills and desire as you explore the devilish terrain of the Pisgah National Forest. THIS RACE IS LIMITED BY THE US FOREST SERVICE TO 200 PARTICIPANTS. Date: Sunday, November 15, 2020 Start Time: Packet pickup at 8AM. There will be a Race Meeting at the Start line at 9:50. Every racer must attend meeting. You must have your shuttled items ready by 9:45AM. Race start will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Rest Stops/First Aid: There will be three fully-stocked rest stops on the course. The rest stops have food, Energy Drink, and H20. We have a drop system organized so you can arrange to have your personal supplies at the rest stops. First Aid will be at every rest area and the Start/Finish area. Restroom facilities are also at the Start/Finish. When will Rest Stop Items Return? Rest Stop 1 & 2 items will be back around 4 pm Rest Stop 3 items will be back around 5 pm Location: From the entrance of Pisgah Forest at the corner of US 64 and Hwy 276/280 go north on Hwy 276. After 4.5 miles, take a left... Read More
Couch Potato

Couch Potato

The Couch Potato is an annual mountain bike race with a short enough course to make it doable from ‘off the couch’. Rolling over rugged mining roads, classic Pisgah single track, cursing climbs and giggling descents, this course will test your skills and desire as you explore the intoxicating terrain of the Pisgah National Forest.  Good food, brews and a camp fire will be at the finish to comfort you after a long day in the saddle! THIS RACE IS LIMITED BY THE US FOREST SERVICE TO 200 PARTICIPANTS Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020 Start Time: Packet pickup starting at 8AM. There will be a Race Meeting at the Start line at 9:50. Every racer must attend meeting. You must have your shuttled items ready by 9:45AM. Race start will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Rest Stops/First Aid: There will be three fully-stocked rest stops on the course. The rest stops have food, CLIF Energy Drink, and H20. We have a drop system organized so you can arrange to have your personal supplies at the rest stops. First Aid will be at every rest area and the Start/Finish area. Restroom facilities are also at the Start/Finish. When will Rest Stop Items Return? Rest Stop 1’s items will be back around 1:00pm Rest Stop 2’s items will be back around 3:00pm Location: From the entrance of Pisgah Forest at the corner of US 64 and Hwy 276/280 go north on Hwy 276. After 4.5 miles, take a left onto F.S. Rd. (475-A). Travel 475-A for 3 miles, Cove Creek Group Campground is on the right. Parking: Parking is limited due to rules... Read More
7th Annual White Squirrel Cycling Classic

7th Annual White Squirrel Cycling Classic

The White Squirrel Cycling Classic is a classic fall spinner during fabulous fall leaf season. Starting and ending at the Tasty Weasel tasting room at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard NC! Riders bike on flat valley roads near the base of Pisgah National Forest. They’ll meander along the French Broad River before riding into Henderson County and then back to Oskar Blues. These routes will lead riders on a fully guided and supported bicycle tour of some Western North Carolina’s finest roads! Fully supported rest stops with medical assistance available and SAG wagons. Date: Saturday, October 10th, 2020 (Rain or Shine)  Time: Mandatory ride meeting at start line at 8:50am. Ride starts at 9:00am. Packet Pickup: Registration & packet pickup is Friday from 5:30- 7 pm. &. Sat. from 7-8:45 am at Oskar Blues Brewery. I.D. Required Amenities: Time clock, awesome rest stops with medical assistance available (if needed), SAG wagon, police assistance at 70% of the intersections for your safety, a well marked route, restrooms and so much more. Required Gear: All riders must wear a secure helmet at all times during the ride. Rest Stops: There are 3 rest stops on the 65 mile course, 2 rest stops on the 42 mile course, and 1 rest stop on the 27 mile course. Rest stops are stocked with H20, CLIF products and Energy Drink, bars and assorted snacks, fruits, PB&J sandwiches, and lots of encouragement from our rest stop personnel! Finish Party: A food truck will be on hand for riders and the general public. Each rider will receive a ticket for beverages. The Tasty Weasel (Oskar Blues Brewery) will be open to riders/spectators.... Read More
6th Annual Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder

6th Annual Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder

The 6th Annual Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder hits Transylvania County this fall! Starting and finishing at the REEB Ranch, this gravel bike race will feature a backcountry/gravel road tour through some of the best kept secrets in the Western North Carolina. It meanders  through DuPont State Forest, gated private property, and ends on 2 miles of single track. Riders are supported with our well-marked course, chip timing, fully supported rest stops with medical assistance available, and SAG wagons. Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020  (Rain or Shine) Time: Mandatory ride meeting at start line at 7:50 am. Ride starts at 8:00am. Packet Pickup: Registration packet pickup is race morning from 6am-7:30am. Early packet pickup will be available on Friday from  6-8pm at the start/finish at REEB Ranch Farm. I.D. Required Camping:  On-site camping is available both Friday (9/18 )and Saturday night (9/19). All camping is handled through Oskar Blues. Questions can be sent to katie@reebranch.com Amenities: Timing with Category Results & Awards for the Top 3 in these categories- 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 plus. Time clock, awesome rest stops with medical assistance available (if needed), SAG Wagons, Well Marked Route, Restrooms and so much more. You must be present to receive your award. Required Gear: All riders must wear a secure helmet at all times during the race. Rest Stops: There are 2 rest stops on the course. Rest stops are stocked with H20, CLIF products and Energy Drink, Coke and Sprite, bars and assorted snacks, fruits, PB&J sandwiches, and lots of encouragement from our rest stop personnel! T Shirts: T-shirts are an option to all participants pre-registered by August 23rd,... Read More
21st Annual Off-Road Assault on Mt Mitchell

21st Annual Off-Road Assault on Mt Mitchell

The Off-Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell is a 60 mile mostly off road mountain bike race with 10,500 feet of climbing. From Old Fort you climb up to the Blue Ridge Parkway and just below Mt. Mitchell on beautiful Forest Service roads and unbelievable North Carolina single track. There are fully stocked rest stops approximately every 10 miles and you can send anything you want to the rest areas with our staff. Mt. Mitchell peaks at 6684 ft and is the highest mountain east of the Mississippi river. The start/finish in the town of Old Fort, North Carolina sits at around 1400 feet. Most of the climbing is on Forest Service roads while most of the single track points downhill! Do not underestimate the extreme difficulty and danger of this mountain bike race. The course is extremely demanding and travels over rugged terrain with extreme elevation changes. The forest remains in its natural habitat. It is not uncommon to see wildlife such as a wild cat or a black bear. Be ready to cope with any circumstances!! Please note that firearms are not permitted in certain areas. Aid stations will help with safety matters, but it is the competitor’s ultimate responsibility to insure his or her own safety. A few course-related facts: the 63 mile course record was set in 2014 by pro rider Thomas Turner, who finished in 4 hours 23 minutes. One rider completed the course with only one month of riding under his belt, however this rider quit riding altogether after the race! Others too have retired their mountain biking efforts after competing in this race. This is... Read More