The Swank 65 Mountain Bike Journey ismountain bike racing at its most primeval, farremoved from civilization and polluted air. Therace begins at 2500 feet, and consists of a triadof cloverleaf shaped loops winding aroundGloucester Gap. Rolling over rugged mining roads, fun single track, tough climbs and hell-raising descents, the exhilarating course will test your skills and desire as you explore the devilish terrain of the Pisgah National Forest.
We do not carryover entries to another year
Transfer to another person $40 - until October 4
Transfer to another person $60 - until October 18
All transfers must be received by Friday, October 18
No Race Day TransfersWe are not responsible for missing drop bags
Registration Pick Up
Registration packet pickup begins at 8am.
Time clock, Awesome Rest Stops, Beer/Wine at Finish with Homestyle Burger Cookout, Well Marked Route, Restrooms, Wicked NC Singletrack, Super Sweet TShirt and Socks.
There are 3 rest stops approximately every 10 miles on the course. You may shuttle anything you want to any of the 3 rest stops on the course. Have your personal items labeled and bagged up to drop on the rest stop tarps by 9:30 am. Rest stops are stocked with H20, Heed Energy Drink, Power Bars and assorted snacks, fruits, PB&J sandwiches, and encouragement from our rest stop personnel! First Aid will be at every rest area and Start/Finish area. Restroom facilities are also at Start/Finish.
Free camping will be available in the peacefulcove around the Start/Finish area of Lower Cove Creek group campground Saturday andSunday nights. There is one large fire ring. No personal fires at campsites. Cooking flames o.k. Please let us know if you will be camping.
Weather mid November in the forest isgenerally 40-50 degrees around race time andcan either warm up to the 60?s or drop in thelow 40?s. Riders saw snowflakes in 2002. Beprepared for all conditions!
Have no illusions you can escape some type of injury on Pisgah's rough terrain. Whether in be an abrasion or a mental breakdown, everyone suffers in one way or another! First Aid will be available at every Rest Stop and the Finish.
Parking is limited due to rules governing parking in Pisgah?s group campgrounds. We strongly encourage carpooling.
From the entrance of Pisgah Forest at thecorner of US 64 and Hwy 276/280 go north onHwy 276. After 4.5 miles, take a left onto F.S.Rd. (475-A). Travel 475-A for 3 miles, CoveCreek group campground on right.
$140 Until September 6, $160 Until October 4, $180 Until October 18