Every year an event comes along that tests mental and physical strengths of it’s racers like no other. Pisgah Productions proudly presents the hardest (and most fun) thing you will do this year….. the DOUBLE DARE.
Teams of two riders will race to reach up to 10 checkpoints (CPs) per day, two days in a row. The race begins at noon on Saturday and every team must be back before midnight. The race resumes at 6AM Sunday with 10 brand new checkpoints. Every team must finish before 6PM on Sunday. Teams ‘in the running’ should expect up to 70 miles of riding with 12,000-15,000 feet of climbing each day.
SINGLE-DARE! The one-day category at Double-Dare!!! Teams of two riders will race to reach 4 out of 5 checkpoints, in any order, and return to the start/finish the fastest. Checkpoint locations will remain secret until start time and there is no suggested route. Start time for the one-day category will be NOON Saturday and Final cutoff will be MIDNIGHT. That’s right! It’s the FALL version of PMBAR!!!
For both DOUBLE-DARE and SINGLE-DARE:
There will be nothing at the checkpoints other than pre-existing landmarks. Every team must carry a reliable digital camera to photograph the landmarks as proof of being there.
There will be no amenities provided other than water from a well and compost toilets at the start/finish. Bring everything you may need, (shelter, food, water, firewood, refreshments, etc.)
2PM CAMPGROUND OPEN
5PM-10PM Sign-In and Gear-Check
8AM-11:30AM Sign-In and Gear-Check
NOTICE: Single-Dare will now START at NOON.
11:50AM Race Meeting
12PM Race Start
11:59PM Race cutoff
5:45AM MANDATORY racer meeting with ROLLCALL!
6AM Double-Dare Race restart
6PM final cutoff
11AM CAMPGROUND CLOSED
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From the Asheville airport, take Highway 280 west to the U.S. Highway 64/280/276 intersection at Pisgah National Forest. Turn north onto U.S. Highway 276. Go 4.5 miles to Forest Road 475A and turn left. Travel on 475A for 3 miles to the campground on the right.
Camping Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night is INCLUDED with your entry fee!
REQUIRED GEAR (# per team):
1. (1) Compass or GPS
2. (1) Pisgah map
3. (1) Knife
4. (1) Lighter
5. (2) Emergency blanket
6. (2) Front light ( helmet or handlebar )
7. (2) Rear light
8. (1) first aid kit
9. (1) water filter or iodine
10. (1) RELIABLE digital camera (You will prove you were at the Check Point’s (CP) by taking photos. No photo proof, no CP)
11. (2) winter tights
12. (2) mid/heavy fleece upper
13. (2) rain jacket
14. (2) helmet
15. (1) Bike Lock
Sorry, No refunds.
This event is under special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service.