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    PISGAH MOUNTAIN BIKE ADVENTURE RACE

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    Date:
    May 5, 2018
    Time:
    08:00 - 17:00
    Event Category:
    Website:
    http://www.pisgahproductions.com/

    Venue

    Pisgah National Forest
    Marrion, NC United States + Google Map

    May 5, 2018 @ 08:00 - 17:00

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    Teams of two riders will race to reach 4 of 5 checkpoints, in any order, and return to the start/finish in the least amount of time. Checkpoint locations will remain secret until start-time and there is no suggested route. Routes will vary between 50-80 miles, will include 9,000-15,000 feet of climbing, and should take 7-14 hours to complete.

    2018 REGISTRATION OPENS – 10:00AM January 12, 2018

    The Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventure Race (PMBAR) will be held deep in the Pisgah National Forest, one of the most beautiful, rugged, and unforgiving areas in the nation. There will be little to no water or food support on course. Once you leave the start/finish you are on your own. There will be no drops, sag wagons, or other outside support available. Be prepared for any circumstances you may encounter including, but not limited to: medical emergencies, navigational errors, inoperable equipment, wild animals, and stinging/poisonous insects and plants.

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

    5:00PM-10:00PM Friday – Sign-in open.
    5:30AM-7:30AM Saturday – Sign-in open.
    7:45AM Saturday – Racer meeting.

    8:00AM Saturday – Race start.

    2:00PM Saturday – Raffle drawing (you do not need to be present to win).
    10:00PM May 2. – Race cutoff.

    RULES:

    1. Have Fun!
    2. Team members must stay together at all times during the event.
    3. Teams must have their bikes and all other required gear at all times during the event.
    4. Approved cycling helmets must be worn at all times while riding in the event.
    5. Teams must reach 4 of 5 checkpoints to finish.
    6. Teams that reach 5 of 5 checkpoints will receive a time bonus.
    7. There will be random gear-checks on-course. Teams will receive a time penalty for each piece of missing required-gear.
    8. Teams may reach checkpoints in any order.
    9.  The team with the lowest overall time (after time bonuses and penalties) wins.
    10. USE of OFF-MAP and HIKING-ONLY trails is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
    11. In addition the following ROADS are OFF-LIMITS:
        a. NC276 to/from FS1206/Blue Ridge Parkway
        b. NC276 to/from FS475B/FS475 (Looking Glass Falls area)
        c. NC276 to/from FS477(South End)/NC280
        d. Blue Ridge Parkway
        e.  NC280
    12. NO BUSHWHACKING.
    13. The Race Director reserves the right to disqualify teams for any reason deemed by race officials as unsportsmanlike or otherwise against the spirit of the event.
    14. Electric-Assist bikes (E-Bikes) are prohibited.
    15. Rule infractions witnessed by Race Officials will result in disqualification.
    16. Rule infractions NOT witnessed by Race Officials must be reported by members of TWO SEPARATE teams to be considered.
    17. Protest period ends 30 minutes after the final team returns or 10:30PM Saturday, whichever comes first.
    18. 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:

    In the field directly across NC276 from Davidson River Campground in Pisgah Forest, NC.

    DIRECTIONS:

    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.

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