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This is a 26 mile, cross country style, mountain bike loop with all of the classic Mount Mitchell trails included!


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26.8

Miles

43.1

KM

75%

Singletrack

3,134' 955 m

High

1,406' 429 m

Low

3,370' 1,027 m

Up

3,371' 1,028 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

30%

Max Grade (16°)

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Overview

The Jerdon Mountain Challenge is a 26 mile cross country style mountain bike race with 3600 feet of climbing, based in Pisgah National Forest. You'll hit Pisgah classics including Kitsuma Trail, Star Gap, Heartbreak Ridge, and Jarrett Creek Road - FSR 4030.

Need to Know

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: Time clock, awesome rest stops, Oskar Blues beer at finish with a delicious meal, well-marked route, restrooms, wicked NC singletrack, and so much more.

Rest Stops: There are two rest stops. You may shuttle anything you want to either of the rest stops on the course. Be prepared to label and bag up your personal items by 7:30 am. Rest stops are stocked with H20, CLIF products, Energy Drink, assorted snacks, fresh fruits, PB&J sandwiches, and lots of encouragement from our rest stop personnel!

*Mandatory Cutoff Times*

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The Jerdon Mountain Challenge is a 26 mile cross country style mountain bike race with 3600 feet of climbing based in Pisgah National Forest.

Warmup to the Off-Road Assault on Mount Mitchell or just come out and ride a 26 mile course that doesn’t have you riding in circles! The Jerdon Mountain Challenge is backcountry racing at its finest with a shorter course and still all the amenities of a long distance endurance race. The race will hit a lot of the ORAMM classics, including Kitsuma, Star Gap, Heartbreak Ridge and Jarrett Creek. Celebrate with a huge after party on the picturesque Gateway Museum grounds.

REGISTER NOW: blueridgeadventures.net/jer…

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Flow riding with Singletrailer.
Oct 28, 2015 near Black M…, NC
Jerdon Mountain Challenge | Fat Bikes
Oct 2, 2020 near Black M…, NC
Kitsuma - Pisgah National Forest - Montreat, NC - 10/1/2017
Oct 7, 2017 near Black M…, NC
Beginning the descent just after second peak.
Mar 18, 2021 near Black M…, NC
Some great views along the paved Point Lookout Trail climb.
Mar 13, 2016 near Black M…, NC
Star Gap Switchback
Oct 2, 2020 near Black M…, NC

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