Pisgah Enduro

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Date: Aug 19, 2023  - Aug 20, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Pisgah Enduro! Two days of high-speed East Coast technical rocky rooty singletrack ENDURO racing in the Pisgah National Forest. Both days will start in the shadow of the highest peak East of the Mississippi on the legendary Heartbreak Ridge trail. Stage one and two drop over 3000′ elevation in a combined 4.5 miles! Stage three follows with the most amazing trail that parallels Interstate 40… Kitsuma!  and descends another 1300′ in 2.5 miles to the finish. Start/Finish and lodging at Camp Grier in Old Fort, NC.

 

Course:

2022 Day 1 AND 2:
1. Upper Heartbreak Ridge
2. Lower Heartbreak Ridge
3. Kitsuma

Schedule of Events:

Friday – 12:00PM – Camping open at Camp Grier.
Friday – 5:00PM-10:00PM – Registration and sign-in open.

Saturday – 6:00AM-8:00AM – Registration and sign-in open.
Saturday – 8:00AM – Racer meeting.
Saturday – 12:00PM – All racers must be at the top of Heartbreak Ridge for the Day 1 race start.

Saturday night – Have fun at Camp. There’s a Pool! Lake! Hiking trails! Pavilions! Beer! Bunkhouses and Camping available!!!

Sunday – 12:00PM – All racers must be at the top of Heartbreak Ridge for the Day 2 race start.
Sunday – 4:20PM – Awards.
Sunday – 8:00PM – Camping closed at Camp Grier.

 

Rules:

1. Have Fun!
2. Racers must wear their helmets at all times while riding in the event. This includes during transition stages.
3. Racers must complete every stage.
4. The racer with the lowest sum of timed stage times wins. Transition stage times will not be considered.
5. In the event of a tie: The racer with the fastest time on the final stage of the day will be considered in the lead.
6. Racers must stay on-course for the duration of the event. DO NOT CUT CORNERS / SWITCHBACKS.
     *Racers must ride/hike Heartbreak Ridge trail to the start of Stage 1 both days.
     *Shuttles will not be provided.
     *Private shuttles are prohibited.
7. Electric-Assist bikes (E-Bikes) are prohibited.
8. The Race Director reserves the right to disqualify teams for any reason.

9. SIGN-IN and RETURN YOUR TIMING CHIP upon completion of the event (Please, this includes DNF teams). Additional charges will apply to teams that do not return their timing chip.

Venue:

Camp Grier, NChttp://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:

LODGING:

-Camping and bunkhouses are available at Camp Grier. 
-Tent / Car camping spots are available for $30 per car for the weekend and include: A grassy patch to pitch your tent and access to drinking water and portable toilets.
-Bunkhouse accommodations are available for $40 per person for the weekend. Bunkhouses include a bunkbed and access to community kitchen, bathrooms, and showers.
-Class A motor homes and 5th wheel trailers are prohibited at Camp Grier. Class B and Class C vans/motorhomes must be under 24′. Travel trailers and toy haulers are limited to 24′ total trailer length. There are no RV hookups.

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’S):

1. Am I registered?
     – Please check your inbox and spam folder for a confirmation email from BikeReg.com.  If you registered for the 2020 or 2021 event your entry carries over to 2022.  If you did not receive a confirmation email please contact the race director at pisgahpro@gmail.com.

2. Are we using timing chips?
     – YES! We will be using a fly-by chip timing system. This means the timing system will record your time automatically as you cross the start and finish lines of each stage.

3. Will there be drinking water on course?
     – YES! There will be an aid station between stages two and three. The aid station will have water, first aid, and snacks. 

4. How does the start work?
     – All racers will pedal from Camp Grier to the top of Heartbreak Ridge trail using Heartbreak Ridge trail. This includes five miles of pavement followed by a five mile, 3000′ elevation gain, single track climb to the start of stage one. Be prepared for a BIG climb to start both days. 
     – All racers must be at the start of stage one prior to 12:00pm. It is your responsibility to understand the distance to the start of stage one and to be there on time. A race official will clear the course at 12:00pm. If a racer does not make it to the top by 12:00pm the race official will instruct them to turn around. If you do not make it to the top by 12:00pm you will not race.
     – Saturday — Racers will start the event in one minute intervals based on the order in which they arrived at the top. If you want to go first you must be at the top first. Please be respectful of your fellow racers. Friendly switching spots in line is fine. Cutting line is not.
     – Sunday — Based on Saturday results the overall TOP 10 MEN, followed by the TOP 10 WOMEN, will start in one minute intervals FIRST. The remaining racers will follow the same start procedure as Saturday.

5. How long will I have to wait before I start stage one?
     – Minimum of 90 minutes and up to two hours. Be prepared. Bring water. Bring snacks. Bring sunscreen and bug repellant. The top waiting area is a grassy field in the forest. 

6. Can I use a private shuttle?
     – NO. It would not be fair to everyone else.

7. Why don’t we do a loop rather than an out-and-back?
     – The possible loops go through private and federal properties that we do not have permission to access for the event. Maybe next year!

 

REFUND POLICY:

Sorry, No refunds.

OTHER:

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

Route Downloads:

Pisgah Enduro -- Map

Pisgah Enduro -- Stage Profiles

GPS Downloads:

Pisgah Enduro -- GPX

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Date: Aug 19, 2023  - Aug 20, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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