Weekend Picks: Pisgah Area SORBA Save the Trails Challenge

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Save the Trails 2014

Here’s a great chance to get out and compete in some awesome dirt races while helping to save the trails of the Pisgah area. Taking place on August 23 in Dupont State Forest, the Pisgah Area SORBA (Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association) is hosting two events.

The first event is for mountain bikers, featuring a 26 or 40 mile ride. There’s also a Marathon and Ultra Marathon run, 26.2 miles and 65K, respectively. Either way, these are challenging and exciting events you don’t want to miss.

The MTB race starts at 9 a.m. Cost is $50 with a 200 rider limit. ($60 day of). Both the Epic and Advanced routes feature access roads and single track winding through the DuPont State Forest.

The runs start at 7 a.m. with a 100 runner limit. August 24 is the rain out date for all races. Funds raised go to help build and maintain the areas trails for outdoor athletes to enjoy. This is an un-timed race. Visit the website for more information.


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