Start Time: Packet pickup starting at 8AM. There will be a Race Meeting at the Start line at 9:50. Every racer must attend meeting. You must have your shuttled items ready by 9:45AM. Race start will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.

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Rest Stops/First Aid: There will be three fully-stocked rest stops on the course. The rest stops have food, CLIF Energy Drink, and H20. We have a drop system organized so you can arrange to have your personal supplies at the rest stops. First Aid will be at every rest area and the Start/Finish area. Restroom facilities are also at the Start/Finish.

Location: From the entrance of Pisgah Forest at the corner of US 64 and Hwy 276/280 go north on Hwy 276. After 4.5 miles, take a left onto F.S. Rd. (475-A). Travel 475-A for 3 miles, Cove Creek Group Campground is on the right.

Parking: Parking is limited due to rules governing parking in Pisgah’s group campgrounds. Please carpool.

Camping: Free camping is available ou5side the group campground. Look for a map soon.

Weather: Weather mid November in the forest is generally 40-50 degrees around race time and can either warm up to the 60’s or drop in the low 30’s. Riders saw snowflakes at Swank in 2002. Check the weather before you leave and be prepared for all conditions!

Attire: All riders are required to wear a helmet. This race covers some remote locations. Please wear bright colors to avoid being mistaken for a deer or bear. Please no all black attire!

T Shirts: 100% cotton pre-shrunk T-shirts are optional to all preregistered participants (register on or before September 30th for a t-shirt).  Sure to be the envy of all your friends.

Ride Fee: Includes fully-stocked rest stops, an epic course, a local homegrown burger cookout finish complete with beer and awards.

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For 2018, all of Blue Ridge Adventures’ races help support the Bread of Life.

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