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PAS - The Bent Creek Middle Rim Ride — Lights Required!

  • Bent Creek Rice Pinnacle Parking Area

    63 Rice Pinnacle Rd., Asheville, NC (map)

    35.499310 -82.616804

  • Intermediate: 12–20 miles, 2–3.5 hours —multiple mountain climbs with technical descents—as much single track as possible.
    Casual Pace: Regrouping at trail intersections until the last rider gives the green light to continue—no rider left behind.
    Pisgah Area SORBA is hosting this group ride.
    Where: We will meet every Wednesday at the Rice Pinnacle parking area
    When: 5:45 PM and the ride starts at 6:00.

    For all ride category descriptions click here.

    Additional Organizer Description: A fun casual ride to discover some of the faster and more technical trails in Bent Creek. This ride is ideal for those riders wanting to ride or move to a bit more challenging group with a moderate increase in speed, distance, and technical challenges. The ride will be made up of more technically challenging trails, have slightly bigger climbs, and cover a greater distance than the Lower Rim Ride but is less challenging than the Upper Rim Ride. The route will vary each week and will be about 2–3 hours in length and cover about 15 miles. No rider will be left behind.

    Lights: Due to the shorter days it is recommended that you bring have either a bar or helmet mounted light of at least 500 lumens.

    Because this is a SORBA sanctioned ride all Non-PAS members are required to sign a waiver. Click here to join Pisgah Area Sorba

    Helmets are required and biking gloves are recommended. Bring along a spare tube, water and snacks for the ride.

    Weather permitting , we will be meeting at the Rice Pinnacle Parking Area at 5:45 pm and leave at 6:00 pm so please be on time. Should there be bad weather we will make the call at 4pm and post it here on meetup.

    Directions to Bent Creek - Rice Pinnacle Parking Area
    From 191 Brevard Rd. turn on to Bent Creek Ranch Road, follow the sign to Lake Powhatan and stay left onto Wesley Branch Road. You will pass by the service and member entrance to the NC Arboretum on your left. You will enter the Bent Creek Experimental Forest. The first road on your right is Rice Pinnacle. Turn there to park.


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