Old Fort Fifty

Course Schedule of Events Rules Venue Other Downloads Sponsors Event Date
Date: Aug 10, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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The Old Fort Fifty will be held on the rugged, legendary trails that have made the area famous in the mountain bike world while also incorporating some newer trails recently built by the G5 Trail Collective.  While the 30 mile distance is on the shorter side for an endurance race, don’t fool yourself into thinking this is going to be a walk in the park.  You will be served up a heaping helping of elevation gain, climbing 5,000 feet and descending an equal amount over fast and technical chunky terrain as well as some super omega flow.

The Old Fort 50 will be open to cyclists AND runners!

 

Starting and finishing at Camp Grier, racers will first head over to the Gateway Trail System, an incredibly well-built network of modern, flow-heavy trails.  From there, you’ll head up and over to the raw goodness of Star Gap and its infamous Heckle Rock.  Finally, you’ll have a couple “gotta get up to get down” climbs before being rewarded with descents down both Bernard Mountain and the ear-to-ear grin-inducing Kitsuma Trail.

There will be plenty of affordable indoor lodging and camping options at Camp Grier the night before and also after the event with plenty of room for the family to make a weekend out of it.  You can stay Friday night and wake up close to the start line, and if you decide to hang out Saturday night, you can race or spectate the Pisgah Enduro on Sunday!  During your stay, you’ll have access to the lake, a pool, showers, and post-race cookout.

Both the Old Fort Fifty and the Pisgah Enduro will be part of the King of Pisgah Series in 2024!

Course:

Schedule of Events:

Friday – 2:00pm – Camping/Bunkhouses Open.
Friday – 5:00pm-10:00pm – Sign-In Open.
Friday night – Have fun at Camp!

Saturday – 5:30am-7:30am – Sign-In Open.
Saturday – 7:45am – Pre-Race meeting.
Saturday – 8:00am – Race Start.
Saturday – 8:00pm – Race Cutoff.
Saturday night – Have fun at Camp!

Sunday – Have fun at Camp!

Monday – 12:00pm – Camping/Bunkhouses Closed.

Rules:

1. Have Fun!
2. Cyclists must wear an approved cycling helmet at all times while on the bike.
3. Racers may receive support from other participating racers while on course.
4. Racers may NOT receive outside support while on course.
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 must use a front light (250 lumen minimum) after 7:00PM.
9. The Race Director reserves the right to disqualify any racer for any reason.

10. SIGN-IN  upon completion of the event (Please, this includes DNF racers).

Venue:

Camp Grier, 985 Camp Grier Rd, Old Fort, NC 28762 https://www.campgrier.org

Directions:

N35.64484° W82.19317°

From Asheville, NC.
* Take I40 East to exit 72 for US-70 toward Old Fort/Mountain Gateway Museum
* Take Old US-70 to Camp Grier Rd
* Continue onto US-70 E/W Main St
* Turn left onto Old US-70
* Turn right onto Camp Grier Rd.

 From Hickory, NC.
* Take I40 West to Exit 73
* Turn right onto Catawba Ave (signs for Old Fort)
* Turn left onto W Main St
* Turn right onto Old US-70
* Turn right onto Camp Grier Rd
* Destination will be on the left

Camp Grier
985 Camp Grier Rd.
Old Fort, NC 28762

Other:

REQUIRED GEAR:

Every racer will be required to carry the following at all times while participating in the event:

1. Mobile phone.
2. Rain jacket.


LODGING

-Tent / Car Camping passes are available for $20 per car, per night, up to four people, and include: A grassy patch with room to park one car and to pitch a few tents plus access to  drinking water, toilets, and showers. Multiple nights are available. Please reserve your spot during registration.

-Bunkhouse passes are available for $20 per person per night and include a roof over your head, a bunkbed, and access to a community kitchen, power outlets, bathrooms, and showers. Bring your own pillow and blankets. Multiple nights are available. Please reserve your spot during registration.

-Small RV Camping passes are available for $30 per vehicle, per night, up to four people, and include: A grassy patch with room to park one vehicle and to pitch a few tents plus access to  drinking water, toilets, and showers. Multiple nights are available. Please reserve your spot during registration.

—Class B and Class C vans/ Travel trailers (max 27′ total length) are welcome.
—Class A motor homes and 5th wheel trailers are prohibited.
—RV hookups are not available.

—Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times. No dogs in buildings.

 If your RV is not permitted or if you require a hookup we recommend reserving a spot nearby at the Asheville East KOA in Black Mountain, NC.

 

Route Downloads:

Old Fort Fifty MAP and CUE (.pdf is in the .zip file)

GPS Downloads:

Old Fort Fifty GPX (.gpx is in the .zip file)

Sponsors:

Date: Aug 10, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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