Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race
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Race Name: Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race
Location: Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina.
Dates: September 14-18, 2010.
How it started:
Be sure to include number of stages, overall mileage, typical mileage per day, etc.
Over half of the miles are technical Single Track!
A short prologue followed by 4 Big Days in Pisgah National Forest.
Day 1: Short Prologue: 11 miles
Day 2: The White Squirrel Loop: 37 miles. 9,000′ of elevation gain
Day 3: Land of Waterfalls Loop: 55 miles. 13,000′ of elevation gain
Day 4: The Promised Land Loop: 37 miles. 9,000′ of elevation gain
Day 5: The Transylvania Loop: 38 miles. 9,200′ of elevation gain
Mountains and elevation?
It all takes place between 2000′ and 5000′ on some of the most talked about trails on the East Coast.
Rules, Categories, Pricing, Etc:
Yes we will have cutoff times for the stages. Pros are expected to finish each day in 4-5 hours. Average riders may take up to 11 hours but we expect most riders to finish in around 6 hours.
Pro Men, Pro Women, Elite 40+ – $750
Open Men, Open Women, Senior Men 40+, Single Speed – $650
Teams – $1300
Senior Men 40+
Teams: Combined Category – Coed, All Male, All Female
Food and Lodging:
Lodging options include a campground right at the start area (with showers, etc.), some hotels less than 2 miles away, other campgrounds, cabins, and vacation homes for rent.
Food… you get a meal on the opening and closing days. At least three rest stops per day, stocked with snacks.
Finish party each night with beer and entertainment.
Race Website: www.BlueRidgeAdventures.net