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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
Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip

Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip

An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class training, you will pack your backpack, lace up your hiking boots, and put your knowledge into practice with an optional overnight backpacking trip in the forest. Loaner gear available. Class Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22 from 6-8pm. Overnight trip April 25, 9:00am returning April 26 apx 2:00pm. Visit: islandfordadventures.com to sign... Read More
Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip

Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip

An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class training, you will pack your backpack, lace up your hiking boots, and put your knowledge into practice with an optional overnight backpacking trip in the forest. Loaner gear available. Class Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22 from 6-8pm. Overnight trip April 25, 9:00am returning April 26 apx 2:00pm. Visit: islandfordadventures.com to sign... Read More