The Couch Potato

Date

Start: Saturday, November 2, 2013 @ 10:00 AM (EDT)

Address
Lower Cove Creek Campground
Pisgah Forest , NC 28768
Registration Closing Date

Friday, November 1, 2013 @ 12:00 AM (EDT)

Organizer's Website

http://www.blueridgeadventures.net

About This Activity

The Couch Potato is epic mountain biking with a short enough course to make it doable from ?off the couch?. Rolling over rugged mining roads, classic Pisgah single track, cursing climbs and giggling descents, this course will test your skills and desire as you explore the intoxicating terrain of the Pisgah National Forest. All in all, you'll climb 4,000' in just 30 miles. Burgers, brews and a camp fire will be at the finish to comfort you after a long day in the saddle.

Refund Policy

No Refunds
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 Transfers
We are not responsible for missing drop bags

Registration Pick Up

Registration packet pickup begins at 8am.

Categories

Open Men
Open Women

Amenities

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.

Rest Stops

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.

Camping

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

Weather early 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 at Swank. Beprepared for all conditions!

Injuries

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

Parking is limited due to rules governing parking in Pisgah?s group campgrounds. We strongly encourage carpooling.

Directions

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.

Fees

$80 Until September 6, $100 Until October 4, $120 Until October 18

Additional Date Information
Mandatory Race Meeting at 9:45AM

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