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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 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
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 9th, 2021 (Rain or Shine) Time: Mandatory ride meeting at start line at 8:50am. Ride starts at 9:00am. Packet Pickup: Registration & packet pickup is Friday from 5:30- 7:00 pm & Sat from 7:00-8:45 am at Oskar Blues Brewery; I.D. Required Amenities: Time clock, awesome rest stops with medical assistance available (if needed), SAG wagon, 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 65 mile course, 2 rest stops on the 42 mile course, and 1 rest stop on the 27 mile course. Rest stops are stocked with H₂O, CLIF products and Energy Drinks, bars and assorted snacks, fruit, PB&J sandwiches, and lots of encouragement from our rest stop personnel! Finish Party: A food truck will be on hand for riders and the general... Read More
Draconids Meteor Shower @ PARI

Draconids Meteor Shower @ PARI

The skies are raining fire! Fiery meteors that is, emanating from the constellation Draco the Dragon as he seems to breathe fire down on Earth! This is an exciting meteor shower with plenty of other objects to see, like planets, star clusters, nebulae and more! Join PARI on October 8, 2021 to enjoy this meteor shower and a relaxing overnight stay in one of our cabin quarters. The evening will begin with arrival from 4-5pm followed by dinner, tours and a sunset hike before settling in to watch the streaks of light in the sky and viewing through telescopes. Breakfast will also be provided on Saturday morning before departure. This is a rain or shine event. Alternative programming will be offered in case of rain. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN! CABIN PACKAGE REGISTRATION (2 people) CAMPING REGISTRATION (Individual ticket) Email programs@pari.edu with any questions about the event.... Read More
Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder

Dirt Diggler Gravel Grinder

The 7th 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 11th,  2021  (Rain or Shine) Time: Mandatory ride meeting at start line at 7:50 am. 45.5 mile Ride starts at 8:00 am. 27 mile ride starts at 8:30 am Packet Pickup: Registration packet pickup is race morning from 6:00-7:30 am. Early packet pickup will be available on Friday from  6:00-8:00 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: 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 45.5 mile course and 1 on the 27 mile course.  Rest stops are stocked with H₂O, CLIF products and Energy Drinks, Coke and Sprite, bars and assorted snacks, fruit, PB&J sandwiches, and lots of... Read More