Apr 13 2020

CANCELLED - Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race

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Length: 225 km / 5 days
Location: Pisgah National Forest
Website : http://www.pisgahstagerace.com




5 days | 140 miles/225 km | 20,000 ft/6,100 m of elevation gain

3/4 of the miles/km are technical singletrack!

5 stellar routes in Pisgah National Forest.


Pisgah has earned a growing reputation for having some of the best trails in the country, and this five-day, fully supported endurance event delivers an unmatched sampler platter of some of the best singletrack in the country. The course includes the East's most rugged trails. Come sample spring riding in Pisgah National Forest with rhododendron tunnels, picturesque creek crossings, incredible leaf colors, and rooty, rocky singletrack. After spending a week getting to know and appreciate the bounty of Pisgah National Forest, you won't want to leave.





Race individually or as a duo team.

All five days will count for an overall time to crown the top riders.

Custom crafted awards to top 3 in every category. Leader's jersey awarded to every category.

The final top 3 in the open men and women categories win $750/$500/$250 CASH!

Cash purse to enduro top three men/ women $150, $130, $120!

Pisgah National Forest is well known for its rooty, rocky, often slick terrain (due to the heavy rainfall in a temperate rainforest) and boasts over 400 miles of singletrack and 'half' track trails. This backcountry race puts internationally ranked professional mountain bike racers alongside avid community riders at the start line and finds them swapping stories at the finish line.


The weeks' events include 5 days of racing, a recovery zone with snacks and recovery drinks at the race finish, Leaders' Awards Ceremony and Happy Hour following each evening with adult beverages, exquisite local catered dinner 6 nights, and a Closing Ceremony Celebration Party including a vendor expo, kids race, silent auction and live music.


This is designed as a true race, not a test of survival. We have fully stocked rest stops, including Medical staff and mechanical assistance, however if you want to send anything extra to the rest stops we will shuttle your items each day.

Timed Enduro Sections each day!

This will showcase the true descenders in the endurance world. The timer at the start at the top will have a hand held chip reading device and the bottom timer at will have a small structure in place with a chip reading device attached to a laptop computer. Riders will not need to slow as they enter or exit either timing area but can continue to ride normally along the route. The "enduro" section will be included with registration fees and applicable for all participants in the event. We'll be handing out Enduro awards too!



This year we're offering on-site lodging options at the Brevard Music Center, so you stay just walking distance from the epicenter of the event! The Brevard Music Center is the base camp for all Pisgah Stage Race activity. PSR's opening ceremony, nightly dinners and awards, the start and finish to Stage 5, and closing ceremonies will all be held here on-site. BMC's campus is also easily accessible by bike, car, or optional shuttle to Brevard's vibrant downtown area, offering visitors a wealth of retail and dining options.



Solo: Open Men, Open Women, Master Men 40-49, Grand Master Men 50-59, Master Women 40-49, Grand Master Women 50 , Senior Men 60 , Single Speed


Duo Team: Open Men, Open Women, Co-Ed


Average & Winning Times:

Stage 1: winning time-1hr 52min | avg time-2hr 30min

Stage 2: winning time-2hr 14min | avg time-3hr 35min

Stage 3: winning time-2hr 29min | avg time-3hr 45min

Stage 4: winning time-2hr 41min | avg time-3hr 35min

Stage 5: winning time-2hr 05min | avg time-3hr 15min


Weather conditions

Prepare for anything. Generally cool to warm...always a chance of rain.


Season: Spring


Route Information

Distance: 225km

Ascent: 6100m



Mountainous. Best Single Track in the Country. Roots. Rocks. Long Descents.

Technical Rating: 8


Stage details


1/35km/1232m/CLIF's Looking Glass Route

2/46km/1182m/Sunset Motel's Promised Land Route

3/48km/1768m/Sycamore Cycles' White Squirrel Route

4/50km/1254m/FOX Factory's Carl Schenck Route

5/43km/701m/Industry Nine's The Land of Waterfalls Route


Entry Fee details

Entry pp R12855 to 14284 / USD: $900


Early Bird: Solo: Open Men, Open Women, Master Men 40-49, Grand Master Men 50-59, Master Women 40-49, Grand Master Women 50 , Senior Men 60 , Single Speed : $900 dollars Early Bird Duo Team: Open Men, Open Women, Co-Ed : $1800 dollars Full Price : Open Men, Open Women, Master Men 40-49, Grand Master Men 50-59, Master Women 40-49, Grand Master Women 50 , Senior Men 60 , Single Speed : $1000 dollars Duo Team: Open Men, Open Women, Co-Ed : $2000 dollars


What You Get with your entry - Solo & Duo

Five well marked courses.

Instant chip timed results.

Enduro Segment each day.

Daily Leader's Jersey for ALL Categories

Rest Stops along the course each day are fully stocked with plenty of cold water, PB & J, chips, soda, fresh fruit and Advil. Medical and mechanical assistance will also be available.

Drop System to shuttle anything you want to the rest stops.

Recovery Zone with fresh fruit & snacks, a lounge area to trade stories with other riders.

Bike Wash Available at Sycamore Cycles and the Sunset Motel.

Mechanic Assistance each day at Rest Stops as well as a shuttle system for any repairs.

Medical Assistance - professional course medics are on duty each day to ensure rider safety.

Happy Hour & Awards Ceremony each night with beer and wine.

Coffee & Pastries - selection of local delicacies provided by Crank Coffee each morning!

6 Dinners, 5 breakfasts - Locally sourced, farm-to-table meal: Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and Vegan options available. All meals include beer, wine, soda, and water.

Finisher's Award - cool, unique prize awarded to all finishers.

Custom Crafted Prizes - You'll get a custom Pisgah creation.

Racer Goody Bag - useful and creative promo gifts from sponsors and promoters.

Friendly, grassroots atmosphere - helpful staff that aren't scared to throw on a costume. Beautiful picturesque venues and stellar trails make this a very easy race to unwind in and make new friends

Mechanic Service - available for daily repairs. Sycamore Cycles will take care of your bike each day: wash it, make repairs and return it to you the next morning ready to race! Sign up early for this service and they will make sure to have parts for your bike in stock!

Massage Service - Available from 12:30-6pm daily for $7/5 minutes, and $1/minute thereafter.

Starlight Apparel Pisgah Stage Race Jersey is included for all participants.

Daily Shuttle to/from the venue each day from your lodging arrangements, contact us to reserve a ride.

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