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The Couch Potato

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 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An annual mountain bike race with a short enough course to make it doable from 'off the couch'.


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25.1

Miles

40.3

KM

60%

Singletrack

3,514' 1,071 m

High

2,555' 779 m

Low

3,564' 1,086 m

Up

3,564' 1,086 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Overview

The Couch Potato is an annual MTB race with a short enough course to make it doable from 'off the couch'. Rolling over rugged mining roads, classic Pisgah singletrack, cursing climbs and giggling descents, this course will test your skills and desire as you explore the intoxicating terrain of the Pisgah National Forest.

Good food, brews and a campfire will be at the finish to comfort you after a long day in the saddle!

Need to Know

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.

Description

From Start at Cove Creek Campground Out of the Campground
Right on FS 475
Right on FS 5046
Right on Daniel Ridge (105)
Left on Daniel Ridge (105)
REST STOP 1 – DANIEL RIDGE BRIDGE Right on FS 475
Left at Gloucester Gap onto FS 471
Left on Butter Gap (123)
Left on Long Branch (116)
Right on F.S. 5095
Right on FS 475
REST STOP 2 – DANIEL RIDGE BRIDGE Left on Daniel Ridge (105)
Right on Daniel Ridge (105)
Left on 225 connector
Right on F.S. 225
Left on Cove Creek (340)

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Catlin Bishop

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Photos

Haulin' down the rootiest root section of Daniel Ridge
Mar 15, 2019 near Brevard, NC
Dustin coming down Daniels in the rain...
Jun 13, 2013 near Brevard, NC
Daniel Ridge
May 16, 2019 near Brevard, NC
It's slippery on the Butter Gap Trail!
Nov 7, 2015 near Brevard, NC
Waterfalls on trail makes for a wonderful place to stop.
Nov 7, 2015 near Brevard, NC
Group Ride on Cove Creek loop
Feb 17, 2015 near Brevard, NC

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