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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race

An epic four day mountain bike stage race in the mountains of Western North Carolina A short time trial followed by 3 stages that cover 125 miles in 3 days. (Thursday October 15th, 2009 to Sundays the 18th).

Staged in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Pisgah National Forest, this part of the country is quite beautiful, think finishing scenes of the Last of the Mohicans, the movie was shot not far from there. This one has got me checking how much vacation time I have remaining for the year. Starting on Thursday October 15th the Tornado time trial seeds racers but does not count towards your stage placing followed by three straight days of Epic mountain biking.

Day 1: Tornado Time Trial: 6 mile time trial with 800' of climbing
Day 2: White Squirrel Loop: 37 miles. 9,000' of elevation gain
Day 3: Land of Waterfalls Loop: 41 miles. 9,500' of elevation gain
Day 4: Transylvania Loop: 47 miles. 12,000' of elevation gain

All the info: Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race

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