Pisgah Monster-Cross Challenge

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Date: Sep 07, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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The Pisgah Monster-Cross Challenge is the premiere all-road racing event in the region. Participants are challenged to complete a 72.6 mile course with 8,736’of climbing along scenic gravel and paved roads. The riders will be treated to some of the finest gravel roads in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests, which is a one-of-a-kind opportunity in the racing world. Monster-Cross is a dream gravel endurance event where keen race tactics and strategy, along with overall fitness, proper gear selection, and sheer luck are key to success. 

There will be three 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. Racers will be covering a lot of ground on the map, riding through some of the most quintessential Pisgah forest, not without brutal terrain and breathtaking scenery.

Is one monster not enough? Now’s your chance to take it up a notch and compete for the prized King and Queen of Pisgah series, accepting the challenge of competing in 5 of the Pisgah Productions races. Register now before your chance is gone, and we’ll see you at the start line!



Course:

Start-> 276-> (R) 477-> (L) 276-> (R) 475b-> (R) 475-> (R) Indian Creek Rd-> (R) 215-> (L) 4663-> (L) 4663C->  (L) 1756 Charley’s Creek Rd-> (R) 1760 Wolf Mountain Rd-> (L) Tanasee Cr Rd-> (L) 215-> (R) Indian Creek Rd-> (L) 475-> (L) 475b-> (L) 276-> (R) 477-> (L) 276-> Finish

Schedule of Events:

Friday 5PM-10PM – SIGN-IN OPEN 

Saturday 5:30AM-7:30AM -SIGN-IN OPEN 
Saturday 7:45AM – Mandatory Racer Meeting
Saturday 8AM – Race Start
Saturday 10PM – Race Final Cutoff

Rules:

1. Have Fun!
2. Racers must wear an approved cycling helmet at all times while on the bike.
3. Racers must burn FRONT and REAR lights at all times while on the bike.
4. Racers must complete the event on the bike they started on. No bike swaps during the event.
5. Racers may NOT receive outside support while on course.
6. Racers may receive support from other PARTICIPATING racers while on course.
7. Racers must stay in single-file except to pass.
8. Racers must obey all local traffic laws.
9. Electric-Assist bikes (E-Bikes) are prohibited. 
10. The Event Director reserves the right to disqualify any racer for any reason.
11. SIGN-IN  upon completion of the event (Please, this includes DNF racers).

 

Venue:

Sign-in and Start/Finish will be in the field directly across US276 from Davidson River Campground in Pisgah Forest, NC.

Directions:

1284 Pisgah Highway
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

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 US276 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. All roads used in the  Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge will be OPEN to vehicle traffic. Please use common sense. Stay to the right. Do not cut corners. Pass with care. Ride single file.
  3. This event is under special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service,

LODGING:

The Sunset Motel

Davidson River Campground

Hampton Inn Brevard

Holiday Inn Express Brevard

REFUND POLICY:

Sorry, No refunds.

 

Route Downloads:

Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge -- Map (map is in zip file)

Cue Sheet Downloads:

Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge - Cue Sheet (cue is in zip file)

GPS Downloads:

Pisgah Monster Cross Challenge - GPX (gpx is in zip file)

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Date: Sep 07, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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