Pisgah 111k MTB Race

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Date: May 20, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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The PISGAH 111K is the ultimate cross-country-endurance mountain bike race. Racers follow a set 111 kilometer course on the finest trails and gravel roads Pisgah National Forest has to offer. The route includes over 11,000 feet of climbing along the way. This is a true mountain bike race with no map reading skills required, just follow the arrows.

There will be four Rest Areas along the way that will be stocked with water, food (PB&J, fruit, salty snacks, sweet snacks,  bars), first aid, and neutral mechanical support. Riders may send drop bags to each Rest Area!

New for 2017!!! We will be offering competitive ‘Open/Age Group’ AND non-competitive ‘Cyclo Sportive’ classes.

Bring your race face OR bring your camera and a picnic!

Course:

Start->276->477->5058->Buckhorn Gap trail->South Mills River trail->Squirrel Gap trail->Cantrell Creek trail->South Mills River trail->Rest Area 1 at Turkey Pen parking lot->Bradley Creek trail->5015->Rest Area 2 at 1206/Yellow Gap->1206->5000->Spencer Gap trail->5097->Fletcher Creek trail->Reservoir Rd.->Lower Trace Ridge trail->North Mills River trail->Yellow Gap trail->5051->1206->Rest Area 3 at 1206/Yellow Gap->Laurel Mountain trail->Pilot Rock trail->1206->476->Rest Area 4 at 476/South Mills River trail->South Mills River trail->Buckhorn Gap trail->Black Mountain trail->Finish

Schedule of Events:

Registration and sign-in open: Friday 5-10:00PM

Registration and sign in open: Saturday 5:30-7:30AM

Racer meeting: 7:45AM

Race start: 8:00AM

Raffle drawing: 2:00PM (you do not need to be present to win)

Race cutoff: 10:00PM

Rules:

1. Have Fun!
2. Racers must wear an approved cycling helmet at all times while on the bike.
3. Racers must complete the event on the bike they started on. No bike swaps during the event.
4. Racers may receive outside support only within 100′ of official rest areas.
5. Racers must stay in single-file except to pass.
6. Racers must obey all local traffic laws.
7. Electric-Assist bikes (E-Bikes) are prohibited. 
8. Racers leaving the fourth rest area after 6:00pm MUST HAVE AN EMERGENCY LIGHT mounted to either their helmet or handlebars. If you think you may need a light please pack it into your rest area four drop-bag.
9. The Race Director reserves the right to disqualify any rider for any reason deemed by race officials as unsportsmanlike or otherwise against the spirit of the event.
10. Rule infractions witnessed by Race Officials will result in disqualification.

11. Rule infractions NOT witnessed by Race Officials must be reported by members of TWO SEPARATE teams to be considered.
12. Protest period ends 30 minutes after the final team returns or 10:30PM Saturday, whichever comes first.
13. SIGN-IN  upon completion of the event (Please, this includes DNF riders).

Venue:

Start/Finish will be in the field directly across the street from Davidson River Campground in Pisgah Forest, NC

Directions:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.28083, -82.7225
35°16’51″N, 82°43’21″W

From Asheville, North Carolina, take I-40 West to I-26 East to Exit 40 (Airport Road/Asheville Regional Airport), onto State Highway 280. Continue south 15.5 miles on 280 to Pisgah National Forest. Turn right at the intersection of Highway 280/64/276. Go north on 276 for 1 mile. Follow signs to Davidson River campground.

From Spartanburg, South Carolina, take I-26 West to Exit 40 (Airport Road/Asheville Regional Airport), onto State Highway 280. Continue south 15.5 miles on 280 to Pisgah National Forest. Turn right at the intersection of Highway 280/64/276. Go north on 276 for 1 mile. Follow signs to Davidson River campground.

From Charlotte, North Carolina, take I-85 South to Gastonia and exit at U.S. Highway 74 West. Merge with I-26 West to Exit 40 (Airport Road/Asheville Regional Airport), onto State Highway 280. Continue south 15.5 miles on 280 to Pisgah National Forest. Turn right at the intersection of Highway 280/64/276. Go north on 276 for 1 mile. Follow signs to Davidson River campground.

Other:

 

  1. We have very limited parking. Please consider leaving your car someplace other than the start/finish. For example, there are a few very large lots at the intersection of NC276 and NC280. We will also be directing half of all vehicles that arrive to the Ranger Station. Please be prepared for that possibility. Please show up early.
  2. We will be selling raffle tickets (2 for $5) good for a chance at winning a set of Industry Nine Torch Hubset.  All proceeds will be donated to the Asheville Humane Society. Please bring cash or checks
  3. Drop-bags may be sent to each of the three rest areas.  Please limit the size of your drop bag to a one gallon zip lock bag per rest area (approximately two large water bottles).
  4. All gravel roads used in the Pisgah 111K will be OPEN to vehicle traffic. Please use common sense while on gravel roads. Stay to the right. Do not cut corners. Pass with care. Ride single file.

LODGING:

The Sunset Motel

Davidson River Campground

Hampton Inn Brevard

Holiday Inn Express Brevard

REFUND POLICY:

Sorry, No refunds.

OTHER:

This event is under special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service.

Route Downloads:

Pisgah 111K -- Map

Cue Sheet Downloads:

Pisgah 111K -- Cue Sheet

GPS Downloads:

Pisgah 111K -- GPX

Sponsors:

Date: May 20, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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