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Safety in the Outdoors

Safety in the Outdoors

This workshop will introduce a risk assessment and safety management model. Then that model will be applied as we investigate the most common dangers and hazards in the backcountry and explore steps to mitigate those risks. Topics will include: encounters with wildlife (snakes, bears, insects, etc.), lightning and weather related hazards, toxic plants, water crossings, sketchy humans, hazards in camp, sound decision-making, and more. Class sizes are intentionally small to offer participants guided hands-on practice. Visit our website to... Read More
Assault on the Carolinas

Assault on the Carolinas

The 22nd Assault on the Carolinas is Saturday, April 2, 2022. This event right here in Brevard/Transylvania County, the Biking Capital of the South, attracts 1,000+ riders from all across the United States, Canada, and more! This is the sole fundraiser for Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest. The net proceeds are directed to nonprofit organizations that work tirelessly for our community. Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest thanks our riders, our volunteers and our many sponsors who make this ride one of the most anticipated and appreciated biking events each year. Many thanks to our full community who do so much to welcome the riders, both near and far. We invite you to come out Saturday morning, April 2, to cheer the riders on from downtown Brevard. The ride begins at 9:00 am from East Main Street. Early check-in day of for riders is 7:00 am – 8:30 am. More details can be found at the event... Read More
2022 WNC Flyer – 18th Annual event presented by Hunter Subaru

2022 WNC Flyer – 18th Annual event presented by Hunter Subaru

The 18th annual Hunter Subaru WNC Flyer will be held in Western North Carolina. The start/finish will be at Oskar Blues in Brevard, NC. What better way to spend the day than with a Bike Ride, Bluegrass, BBQ and a Brew! Riders will have their choice of a century, metric, half century, and half metric rides which wind through the valleys south of Asheville, NC. Although it is the least hilly ride in Western North Carolina, it has plenty of rolling hills to keep all riders interested. There is beautiful mountain scenery without the long mountain climbs. The Flyer is a ride for everyone from first time riders to experience riders. This is a fully supported ride with well-stocked rest stops and an after ride party. The post ride party will be catered by Mayberry’s and we have lots of yummy BBQ (or Veggie/Vegan lunch options) and one free beer after the... Read More
Safety in the Outdoors

Safety in the Outdoors

This workshop will investigate the most common dangers and hazards in the backcountry and explore steps to mitigate those risks. Topics will include: encounters with wildlife (snakes, bears, insects, etc.), lightening and weather related hazards, toxic plants, water crossings, sketchy humans, hazards in camp, sound decision-making, and... Read More
Swank 65

Swank 65

Sample some of Pisgah’s best trails in this great season closer – including the best trails at the front of the Forest! The Swank 65 is MTB racing at its most primeval, far removed from civilization and polluted air. The race begins at 2200 feet, and consists of some of the best trail networks in Pisgah National Forest. Rolling over rugged mining roads, fun singletrack, 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 12, 2023 Start Time: Packet pickup at 7:00 am, Photo ID Required. There will be a Race Meeting at the Start line at 8:55am. Every racer must attend meeting. You must have your shuttled items ready by 8:45 am. Race start will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Fees: $100 until 10/8/23.  $110 until 11/5/23. $120 on race day. Rest Stops/First Aid: There will be three fully-stocked rest stops on the course. The rest stops have food, Energy Drinks, and H₂O. We have a drop system organized so you can arrange to have your personal supplies at the rest stops. We do not ship or drop off items left from rest stop shuttle. First Aid will be at every rest area and the Start/Finish area. Restroom facilities are also at the Start/Finish. Location: From the entrance of Pisgah Forest at the corner of US 64 and Hwy 276/280 go... Read More
Couch Potato

Couch Potato

The Couch Potato is an annual MTB race with a short enough course to make it doable from ‘off the couch’. Rolling over rugged mining roads, classic Pisgah singletrack, cursing climbs and giggling descents, this course will test your skills and desire as you explore the intoxicating terrain of the Pisgah National Forest.  Treating you to the finest trails at the entrance of the 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 11, 2023 Start Time: Packet pickup starts at 7:00 am, I.D. Required. There will be a Race Meeting at the Start line at 8:55 am. Every racer must attend meeting. You must have your shuttled items ready by 8:50am. Race start will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Fees: $100 until 10/8/23. $110 until 11/5/23. $120 on race day. Rest Stops/First Aid: There will be two fully-stocked rest stops on the course. The rest stops have food, Energy Drinks, and H₂O. We have a drop system organized so you can arrange to have your personal supplies at the rest stops. We do not ship or drop off items left from rest stop shuttle. First Aid will be at every rest area and the Start/Finish area. Restroom facilities are also at the Start/Finish. Location: From the entrance of Pisgah Forest at the corner of US 64 and Hwy 276/280 go north on... Read More
White Squirrel Cycling Classic

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 14th, 2023 (Rain or Shine)  Time: Mandatory ride meeting at start line at 8:55am  for 63 and 46 mile rides. Ride starts at 9:00am.              Mandatory ride meeting at start line at 9:10am  for 24 mile ride. Ride starts at 9:15 am Packet Pickup: Registration & packet pickup is Friday from 5:00-7:00 pm & Sat from 7:00-8:45 am at Champion Park Pool 38 Main St, Rosman, NC 28772; Photo I.D. Required Amenities: Time clock, awesome rest stops with medical assistance available (if needed), sweep vehicle, 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 63 mile course, 2 rest stops on the 46 mile course, and 1 rest stop on the 24 mile course. Rest stops are stocked with H₂O, Energy... Read More
Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder

Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder

The 9th 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 Western North Carolina. It meanders  through DuPont State Forest, gated private property, and ends on 2 miles of singletrack. Riders are supported with our well-marked course, chip timing, fully supported rest stops with medical assistance available, and SAG wagons. Date: Saturday, September 9th, 2023 (Rain or Shine) Time: Mandatory ride meeting at start line at 7:55 am for 45.5 mile ride. Ride starts at 8:00 am. Mandatory ride meeting at start line at 8:25am for 27 mile ride. Ride starts at 8:30 am. Fees: $60 until 8/6/23.  $70 until 9/3/23.  $80 on race day. Packet Pickup: Registration packet pickup is race morning from 6:00-7:30 am. Early packet pickup will be available on Friday from  5:00-7:00 pm at the start/finish at REEB Ranch Farm; I.D. Required Amenities: Timing with Category Results & Awards for the Top 3 in these categories: 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. Camping is available both Friday and Saturday nights. Food will be for sale after event. Required Gear: All riders must wear a secure helmet at all times during the race. Rest Stops: There are 2 rest stops on the 45.5 mile course and 1 on... Read More
Off-Road Assault on Mt Mitchell

Off-Road Assault on Mt Mitchell

The Off-Road Assault on Mt Mitchell is a 60 mile MTB 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 MTB race starts and finishes in the town of Old Fort, North Carolina and sits at around 1400 feet. Most of the climbing is on Forest Service roads while most of the singletrack points downhill! One of the best marathon distance MTB courses in the US! Do not underestimate the extreme difficulty and danger of this MTB 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 wildcat 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 60 mile course record was set in 2019 by pro rider Jerimiah Bishop, who finished in 4 hours 17 minutes. One MTB rider completed the course with only... Read More
Jerdon Mountain Challenge

Jerdon Mountain Challenge

This is backcountry mountain bike racing at its finest with a shorter course and still all the amenities of a long distance endurance race. The Annual Jerdon Mountain Challenge will run on some of the same trails as the ever popular Off Road Assault on Mt Mitchell in Old Fort, North Carolina. Racers will tackle 3,600′ of climbing over 26 miles as you hit some great trails like Kitsuma, Star Gap and Jarrett Creek. Celebrate with a huge after party on the picturesque Gateway Museum grounds. THIS RACE IS LIMITED TO 300 PARTICIPANTS. Date: Saturday, July 22, 2023 (Rain or Shine) Time: Mandatory ride meeting at start line at 7:50 am. Ride starts at 8:00 am. Packet Pickup: Registration packet pickup begins race morning at 6:00 am. Early packet pickup will be available on Friday from 4:00-7:00 pm at Mountain Gateway Museum; I.D. Required Fee: $100 until 6/18/23. $110 until 7/16/23. $120 on race day. Amenities: Chip timing with instant results, categories, awesome rest stops, Upcountry Brewing beer at finish with Pasta (Meat or Vegetarian) Feast, well-marked route, restrooms, wicked NC singletrack and so much more. T Shirts: T-shirts are optional to all who preregister before June 25th https://www.blueridgeadventures.net/jerdon-mountain-chal/race/... Read More