Pisgah 36 Hour MTB Race

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Date: Mar 06, 2021  - Mar 07, 2021
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The Pisgah 36 is a single-sport (MTB) Adventure Race that starts at midnight Fri/Sat and runs until noon Sunday. There are six separate stages, each starting and finishing at Lower Cove Creek Campground – Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina. Each stage has it’s own unique format and will each take 4 to 6 hours to complete. 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, beverages, etc.)


KING of PISGAH bonus points will be awarded to Pisgah 36 FINISHERS. One Pisgah 36 checkpoint will be worth a one half King of Pisgah point. So, Pisgah 36 finishers can gain up to 18 bonus King of Pisgah points!




Schedule of Events:

Campground open: Friday 2PM

Registration and sign-in open: Friday 5-11:30PM

Racer meeting: Friday 11:45PM

Race start: Saturday 12:00AM

Race cutoff: Sunday 12:00PM

Campground closed: Monday 2PM


1. Racers must complete all six stages to finish.
2. The racer with the most number of checkpoints in the least amount of time wins.

4. In addition there will be race specific road and trail closures. Be sure to read your passport!
6. The Race Director reserves the right to disqualify teams for any reason deemed by race officials as unsportsmanlike or otherwise against the spirit of the event.
7. Electric-Assist bikes (E-Bikes) are prohibited. 
8. Rule infractions witnessed by Race Officials will result in disqualification.
9. Rule infractions NOT witnessed by Race Officials must be reported by members of TWO SEPARATE teams to be considered.
10. Protest period ends 30 minutes after the final team returns or 12:30PM Sunday, whichever comes first.


Cove Creek Lower Group Campgroundhttp://brevardnc.com/sleep/cove-creek-group-campground/


GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.29972, -82.81639
35°17’59″N, 82°48’59″W

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.



1. Compass or GPS

2. Pisgah map

3. Knife

4. Lighter

5. Emergency blanket

6. Front light ( helmet or handlebar )

7. Rear light

8. first aid kit

9. water filter or iodine

10. RELIABLE digital camera (You will prove you were at the Check Point’s (CP) by taking photos. No photo proof, no CP)

11. winter tights

12. mid/heavy fleece upper

13. rain jacket

14. helmet

15. 50* or colder rated sleeping bag

16. (NEW FOR 2020) Spot tracker or similar satellite tracking device with SOS . Spot tracker rental will be available.


Camping at Cove Creek Lower Campground is included with your entry fee!


Sorry, No refunds.


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


Date: Mar 06, 2021  - Mar 07, 2021
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Register Now