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Moons of Jupiter – Cabin and Camping Packages

Join PARI on Friday, January 7, 2022 as we celebrate the largest planet in our solar system!  412 years ago this week Galileo Galilei spotted the four brightest moons of Jupiter and in honor of that monumental discovery we are sharing our best telescopes and  Internationally certified dark sky park to observe this planet, the moon and other fantastic objects you can only see with a telescope!  Grab your coats, hot coffee or hot chocolate, friends and family then come to PARI for an unforgettable winter night. PARI is typically cooler than surrounding areas so make sure you dress appropriately for outdoor viewing. This is a rain or shine event.  If weather does not permit viewing there will be alternate indoor programming.  No refunds will be issued! Preregistration is required. Upon registration you will receive a confirmation email.  If you do not get a confirmation email check your spam folder and make sure you add us to your address book. REGISTER HERE – CAMPING PACKAGE REGISTER HERE – CABIN... Read More
16th Annual Reindeer Run  9AM Saturday December 4th

16th Annual Reindeer Run 9AM Saturday December 4th

Join us for the 16th Annual 5K Reindeer Run!!  This is a fun, family event! Bring the kids and your dog! Whether you are 5 or 95–there is a spot for you at the starting line!! Location of the event: The Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania Co., 11 Galimore Rd., Brevard, NC Parking at the Brevard Elementary School, and Destiny Church. The run is on December 4. It officially begins at 9:00 am. You can pick up packets after 7:30 am. Preregister at brevardwomenscenter.com or at active.com. All proceeds go towards The Center for Women.... Read More
Sycamore Cycles Swank 65

Sycamore Cycles 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 Sycamore Cycles 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 14, 2021 Start Time: Packet pickup at 7:00 am. 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. 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. 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 items will be back around 2:00 pm. – we will not ship left items Rest Stop 2 items will be back around 4:00 pm. – we will not ship left items Location: From... 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 13, 2021 Start Time: Packet pickup starts at 7:00 am. 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. Rest Stops/First Aid: There will be two fully-stocked rest stops on the course. The rest stops have food, CLIF Energy Drinks, and H₂O. 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 and 2 items will be back around 2:00 pm Location: From the entrance of Pisgah Forest at the corner of US 64 and Hwy 276/280 go north on Hwy 276. After 1... Read More
Horsin’ Around

Horsin’ Around

Horsin’ Around ​A Short Overview of Tails, and the Equestrian Experience in Brevard Brevard and Transylvania County’s extensive trail systems have famously offered both cyclists and hikers a whole world of exciting paths to take and places to explore. You don’t, however, always need hiking boots or handlebars to have a grand adventure in Brevard’s forests. The equestrian-inclined will find multiple opportunities to get their tails on the trails with the help of four-footed friends, who rarely say “neigh” to a little exploring.   Experienced riders have celebrated Brevard’s multiple equestrian options for years, but novices will also find many opportunities to enjoy getting in on the “mane” event.  All three of the area’s public lands — Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Recreational Forest, and Gorges State Park — have horse-friendly trails. By and large, the trails are clearly marked, but it’s recommended that you do a little research in advance on where horses are welcome before you hoof it into the wilderness.   Left your pony at home? No worries. Several local stables will be happy to help you find a suitable horse, gear, and a trail guide to lead you. These include:   Pisgah Forest Stables  |  Rusty Spur Trail Rides  |  Whitewater Equestrian Center       Once you hit the trail, here are some tips to keep in mind whether you are hiking, biking,or horsing around: 1 1 Everyone: Be friendly and aware. That means keeping an eye ahead and an ear on your surroundings.... Read More