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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
Hunter Subaru Cradle to Grave Race

Hunter Subaru Cradle to Grave Race

The Hunter Subaru Cradle to Grave Race offers a unique opportunity for runners to enjoy spectacular pristine views of Pisgah National Forest while trekking through the birthplace of modern forestry. Both the 30k and the 10k begin and end at the Cradle of Forestry’s Discovery Center, located just south of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Sliding Rock. Not only do participants get a great meal following the race, but they are also treated to a pre-race party at Oskar Blues Brewery the evening prior to the event. For more details and to register, visit... 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