The 14th Annual Off Road Assault on Mt Mitchell (ORAMM)
Start: Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 8:00 AM (EDT)
Old Fort , NC 28762
Registration Closing Date
Friday, July 5, 2013 @ 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell is a 63 mile mostly off road Bicycle route with 11,000 feet of climbing. From Old Fort you cross the Blue Ridge Parkway twice just below Mt. Mitchell on beautiful Forest Service roads and unbelievable N.C. single track. There are fully stocked rest stops approximately every 10 miles. You can also send anything you wish to any of the rest areas. Most of the climbing is on Forest Service roads while most of the single track points downhill!
Registration Pick Up
Early packet pickup Saturday from 1-4pm. Race day packet pickup begins at 6am.
Vet Men 30+
Vet Women 30+
Master Men 40+
Master Women 40+
Senior Men 50+
Grand Master Men 60+
Rhino (200 lbs +)
Time clock, Awesome Rest Stops, Beer at Finish with Pasta (Meat or Vegetarian) Feast, Well Marked Route, Restrooms, Wicked NC Singletrack, Super Sweet TShirt and Socks.
There are 5 rest stops approximately every 10 miles on the course. There will be an additional water stop on the climb from rest stop #2 to rest stop #3. You may shuttle anything you want to any of the 5 rest stops on the course. Have your personal items labeled and bagged up to drop on the rest stop tarps at Start by 7:30 am. Rest stops are stocked with H20, Heed Energy Drink, bars, oranges, bananas, PB&J sandwiches, assorted snacks and lots of encouragement from our rest stop personnel!
Weather late July in the forest is generally 80-90 degrees around race time and can either warm up to the 100’s or drop in the low 60’s. Riders saw record high temperatures in 2010 followed by a chilling summer rain. Be prepared for all conditions!
Each rider will receive tickets for Pasta, Salad and beer/wine. Additional servings will be available for sale and to spectators.
100% cotton pre-shrunk Tshirts will be guaranteed to all preregistered participants. Sure to be the envy of all your friends.
Have no illusions you can escape some type of injury on 63 miles of rough terrain. Whether in be an abrasion or a mental breakdown, everyone suffers in one way or another! First Aid will be available at all Rest Stops. The Finish will have McDowell County EMS on standby.
From Asheville take I-40 to Old Fort Exit #73. Go towards Old Fort. The start/finish will be at the Gateway Museum. The museum is on the right.
Do not underestimate the extreme difficulty and danger of this event. The course is extremely demanding and travels over rugged terrain with extreme elevation changes. The forest remains in its natural habitat. It is not uncommon to see wildlife such as a wild cat or a black bear. Be ready to cope with any circumstances!! Please note that firearms are not permitted in certain areas. Aid stations will help with safety matters, but it is the competitor’s ultimate responsibility to insure his or her own safety. A few course-related facts are the 63 miles have been won in 4:33 hours!! This was done by a pro M.T.B. rider, while some have completed the course with only one month of riding under their belt (this rider quit riding altogether after the race). Others too have retired their biking efforts after competing in this race. This is not your typical race. Regardless of how you finish, this is the most exciting M.T.B. race in the entire Southeast!!!