The Virginia Endurance Series is putting on The Gamut at Carvins Cove, a mountain bike race, this Sunday, January 12th at 9am in Roanoke, Virginia. This marks the first VES event of 2014 and is free to all participants! Please note: this is not for the faint at heart. The course consists of biking every trail, 40+ miles, at Carvins Cove in a single day. Whose new year’s resolution was to get in shape and be more active? Now’s your chance!

Riders can meet up at the Bennett Springs Parking Area for the start. Carvins Cove trail system is the 2nd largest municpal park in the nation. Think of it as paradise for any mountain biker and hiker. The trails are full of both relatively flat, low-lying trails and steep climbs with awesome descents. Be ready for a mixed bag. That makes it more entertaining, right?

The cold snap is over and the forecast is looking perfect for a day of biking. Oh, and how could I forget, The Gamut is part of the BRO 100 – our list of the ultimate Blue Ridge activities. Get after it!