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New Meetup: TORC Epic Season Ride #1 Pisgah\Bent Creek\Dupont

From: David H.
Sent on: Friday, February 19, 2010 12:27 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Triangle Off Road Cyclists (TORC)!

What: TORC Epic Season Ride #1 Pisgah\Bent Creek\Dupont

When: Saturday, April 10,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
Pisgah National Forest
US-276
Brevard, NC 28712

Ok, getting specifics on the Pisgah\Dupont\Bent Creek weekend trip:



Friday arrivals



5 hour drive, set up camp and then a short ride either at North Slope, Black Mtn. or Sycamore Cove



Saturday morning Pisgah riders?Seasonal Butter Gap with Daniel Ridge added into the ride?5 hours?led by Maida and accompanied by myself and others with cue sheets and gps.

Sunday morning Pisgah riders?Seasonal Black Mtn., Buckwheat, and Bennett Gap?5 hours?led by Maida and accompanied by myself and others with cue sheets and gps.



Now I need to know who does not want to ride these Pisgah seasonal trails and will only be interested in Dupont or Bent Creek? I also need to know who is willing and able to lead groups through either of these trail networks? Once I know this information Maida and I can assist by giving cue sheets, maps and possibly gpx files to any of these ride leaders. This is important to make sure that all people coming will have a good time. So please update your rsvp?s accordingly on where you want to ride and\or e-mail me so that we can get people information that they need.



Camping, there are only two spots left at Davidson River for sites that can be reserved. The rest are first come first serve. Black Forest campground is close to Dupont and 30 minutes from the seasonal trail heads?seems to be the best secondary campsite. I would suggest that people start communicating site reservations at Black Forest and sharing sites. Ask Maida or me for information about the campsite if you need to.



This was set-up as an All Skills event. I would like to see everybody setup and willing to participate.



All skills event! Beginner up to Advanced are welcome to attend and will have ride options available. The more people attend the better we will be able to organize groups and ride leaders.


Rides: (explicit ride details will be added to the event once we start seeing the numbers of people rsvp and
adding their comments)

Pisgah intermediate+\advanced:

Seasonal trails: http://www.pisgahareasorba.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=214:lotsa-seasoned-butter&catid=63:pisgah-national-forest&Itemid=107

Dupont (includes beginner gravel roads and trails)

http://www.pisgahareasorba.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=64:dupont-state-forest&Itemid=112

Bent Creek (includes beginner and low end intermediate trails)

http://www.pisgahareasorba.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=62:bent-creek-experimental-forest&Itemid=111


Camping The FIRST option for camping is at Davidson River Campground. Davidson River is very very popular. It is almost certian to be booked by the date of the trip. If you plan on camping reserve a space NOW! The sites are good sized and can accomidate up to 2 large tents. So we sould try to split sites with our friends and split costs. We are trying to keep our group in the "Apple Tree Loop" sites 34-54.

Davidson River: (Preferred choice but need to make reservation quickly)
http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Davidson_River_Nc/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70204&topTabIndex=CampingSpot

The SECOND option for camping is white pines group camp. White pines is a primative group camp. Cost for the weekend is[masked] If a reasonable sized group of people wanted to camp at white pines and split the cost amongst themselves then go for it!

White Pines:
http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?topTabIndex=CampingSpot&contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70207

Both campgrounds have direct access to the Pisgah trails. The 2 campgrounds are seperated by about 2 miles of paved and gravel roads. You could easily ride your bike from one camp to the other.


If you love mountain biking and care about the environment, you belong with IMBA. That's because supporting IMBA is the most effective way for you to build, maintain and open the trails you love to ride.

Join those who are passionate enough to support the trails they ride on. Join locally at IMBA-TORC Chapter.


http://www.imba.com/membership/choose_membership.php

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/torc-nc/calendar/12103387/

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