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Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:14

DuPont mountain bike rides and trail runs to help the trails

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out dupontA Save the Trails ride and run through DuPont State Forest will be held Aug. 23 to help Pisgah Area Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association raise money to maintain trails that mountain bikers use. The event will feature four long-distance fun races — no timekeeping involved — with volunteers also needed to make everything go off smoothly. 

• The Epic mountain bike route will traverse 40-45 miles of single track and access roads, covering all sections of the forest. 

• The Advanced mountain bike route will traverse 25-30 miles of single track, with some access roads included as well as lots of ups and downs. 

• The Ultramarathon will traverse 65 kilometers of single track covering all sections of the forest, as well as some access roads. Lots of climbing, stream crossings and waterfalls are included. 

• The Marathon will cover 26.2 miles of single track and some access roads. 

Registration for the rides and runs range from $50 to $70 before Aug. 21, with an extra $10 for day-of registration. Children 13 and under ride free. Space on all runs is limited, so registration can close at any time. Rain date is Aug. 24. 

www.pisgahareasorba.org/2014/02/save-the-trails-challenge-august-23rd-2014-mtb-or-ultra-run

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