Mountain Biking Event - Nanta's Descent

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Brief Description:

Warning! Do not underestimate the extreme challenge this race provides over the 36 miles. You will experience up to 20% inclines, 45 mph descents, 30+ creek crossing, spectacular long range views and over 6000 feet of elevation change. This is the most demanding small race in the southeast! The race starts on a three mile custom built trail on At The Ridge property before climbing the 5 mile ascent into the most remote but spectacular course in the Nantahala National Forest!

Registration Pick-up

Registration packet pick-up begins at 8am. Early packet pick-up begins Friday from 5pm to 8pm


Stocked rest areas with first-aid, 3 bag drops and restrooms with showers at start/finish. Race party Saturday afternoon. Post-Race massage available. Camp at the start/finish line. More Camping info:

Kids Race:

The Kids race is the most spectator friendly event! Imagine the most enthusiastic kids going for first place around the .5 mile oval mountain bike track as fast as they can go! All riders win a medal!

No Refund Policy:

We will transfer your ticket to a future race.


All preregistered cross country race participants will receive a custom designed T-Shirt!


From Brevard, NC follow 64 west towards Rosman, NC. Turn right onto HWY 215 (see Headwater Outfitters), travel approximately 9 miles, turn left onto N. Fork River Rd- See AT THE RIDGE sign. CONTACT- 828-877-2172


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Family Activities:

Bring the whole family for a mountain bike race. Enjoy the Skills Course, Dual Slalom and Downhill course. For the little ones, come and jumb in the bounce house! Other activities include camping, swimming, fishing and horsback riding!

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