8th Annual Jerdon Mountain Challenge

July 27th, 2019 – 26 Miles – 3,600′ Elevation

REGISTRATION OPEN! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

This is backcountry mountain bike racing at its finest with a shorter course and still all the amenities of a long distance endurance race. The Annual Jerdon Mountain Challenge will run on some of the same trails as the ever popular Off Road Assault on Mt Mitchell in Old Fort, North Carolina. Racers will tackle 3,600′ of climbing over 26 miles as you hit some great trails like Kitsuma, Star Gap and Jarrett Creek. Celebrate with a huge after party on the picturesque Gateway Museum grounds.

This race is limited to 300 participants.

Jerdon Mountain Challenge


Info

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019 (Rain or Shine)

Time: Mandatory ride meeting at start line at 7:50 am . Ride starts at 8:00am.

Packet Pickup: Registration packet pickup begins race morning at 6am. Early packet pickup will be available on Friday from 4-8pm  at the Finish in the grassy field beside the Gateway Museum. I.D. Required

Fee: $80 until June 23rd.  $90 until July 21st and  $100 on race day. Online registration closes July 21st, 2019

Amenities: Chip timing with instant results, categories, awesome rest stops, Oskar Blues beer at finish with a delicious meal, well-marked route, restrooms, wicked NC singletrack and so much more.

T Shirts: 100% cotton pre-shrunk T-shirts are optional to all preregistered participants (register on or before July 1st for a t-shirt).  Sure to be the envy of all your friends..

For 2019, all of Blue Ridge Adventures’ races help support the Bread of Life.


Venue & Parking

Directions to Mountain Gateway Museum

Parking Map

We have a New Parking setup this year.  Please do not park in the old lot.  Parking is available on Commerce St.

ParkingMap


Lodging

Lodging / Camping options in Old Fort, NC


Schedule

Jerdon Mountain Challenge Schedule


Spectators

Jerdon Mountain Challenge Spectator Information


Results

Jerdon Mountain Challenge Results >>

2019 Jerdon Mountain Challenge Sponsors
 
Squirt arose in the cycling world with a group of off-road bicycle riders from South Africa who were committed to innovating the necessary bike products that are both friendly to their bikes and the environment they rode in. Through constant testing and a life time of cycling in the harshest conditions around the globe, our products are now independently testing and performing above and beyond the trails and roads we use them on.