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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
Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop

Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop

This is an introduction to the seven principles of Leave No Trace. Even if you have a basic understanding of the concept of Leave No Trace, this workshop will provide a deeper understanding of recreational-related impacts and how Leave No Trace skills and ethics can help protect the outdoor places we love. This workshop will be experiential, fast-paced and have tips for a variety of outdoor users: hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, backpackers,... Read More
Computer and Smartphone Navigation Tools

Computer and Smartphone Navigation Tools

The purpose of this class is to learn to use the computer-based program, CalTopo to plan routes and create custom maps. Then, you will learn to upload those maps onto your phone using the app, Avenza Maps. This will allow you to track your real time location on the custom map you created even while your phone is on Airplane mode. Never wonder where you are again……while you have have a charge on your phone. Note: The Navigation with Map and Compass is not required, but highly recommended as a prerequisite for this... Read More
Bat Talk

Bat Talk

Join DuPont State Recreational Forest Ranger Eric Folk for a short discussion on the current state of bat research in North Carolina to include updates on White-Nose Syndrome. Learn what you can do as a citizen to help with the ongoing bat research in our area. The discussion will be followed by a short hike to observe active bat houses. No registration required, NCEE credits available on... Read More