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Pisgah Productions presents the 5th annual Pisgah MTB Adventure Race PMBAR'07


Race Description

On May 5th, 2007 Teams of two riders will race to reach 4 of 5 checkpoints, in any order, and return to the start/finish. Checkpoint locations will remain secret until start-time and there is no suggested route. Routes will vary between 50-70 miles, will include 9,000-15,000 feet of climbing, and should take 6-12 hours to complete. PLEASE DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE EXTREME DIFFICULTY OF THIS EVENT.

The Pisgah MTB Adventure will be held deep in the Pisgah National Forest, one of the most beautiful, rugged, and unforgiving areas in the nation. There will be little or no water or food support on course. Once you leave the start/finish you are on your own. There will be no drops, sag wagons, or other outside support available. Be prepared for any circumstances you may encounter including, but not limited to: medical emergencies, navigational errors, inoperable equipment, wild animals, and stinging/poisonous insects and plants. AGAIN, PLEASE DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE EXTREME DIFFICULTY OF THIS EVENT.

The 5th annual Pisgah MTB Adventure will feature all new checkpoints and even greater challenges than in years past. We have listened to your comments and have made adjustments accordingly.

Required Gear:

***There will be a mandatory Gear-Check before the start of the race AND as your team crosses the finish line. THERE WILL BE A 2 HOUR PENALTY FOR EVERY MISSING ITEM AT THE FINISH LINE. .There will also be random Gear-Checks on course. Don't mess around, every one of these items are here for your own safety. If you think leaving any of this behind will make you faster, this may not be your race.

Required Gear

1. Helmet. (1 per racer)~~~Racers must wear helmets ANY TIME they are riding their bikes. Uphill, Downhill, Gravel Road or Pavement. Racers not wearing a helmet while riding will be DQ'd.
2. Water Filter or Iodine (1 per team) ~~~ For the sake of your stomach, and those that will be around you after the race, DO NOT DRINK DIRECTLY FROM RIVERS OR CREEKS.
3. Rain Jacket (1 per racer) ~~~ Even if it's 70 degrees and sunny, don't mess around. I don't expect anyone to spend the night in the woods... but if you do, you'll want a jacket. I promise.
4. Emergency blanket (1 per racer)~~~ See above
5. National Geographic, Pisgah National Forest, Pisgah Ranger District, Topographic map. (1 per team)~~~ Every trail used in the Pisgah MTB Adventure is on that map.
6. Compass (1 per team)~~~ What good is a map without a compass?
7. Lighter (1 per team)~~~ see #3
8. Emergency Light Source (Flashlight, LED, etc.) (1 per racer)~~~ There is a good chance your team will be arriving at the start/finish after dark. Bring appropriate lighting to get off the trail.
9. Red 'Blinkie' rear light (1 per racer)~~~ Riders must burn a tail-light anytime they are on pavement or gravel roads, day or night.
10. First Aid Kit w/ Gauze, Tape, Ace Bandage, etc. (1 per team)~~~ Be prepared for anything!

Rules:

1. Team members must remain in vocal contact throughout the event, must visit checkpoints together with their bikes and required gear, and they must finish together. If one team member is unable to continue, then the other should assist him/her to safety or obtain assistance. The unaffected member must not continue to race alone.
2. On arrival at the finish, participants will have their equipment checked to ensure they are carrying their required gear.
3. Checkpoints may be manned ,and anyone arriving without their teammate, bike or equipment will not be allowed to punch their passport and will be disqualified.
4. Approved cycling helmets must be worn at all times when riding in the event. Riding without a helmet will result in disqualification.
5. Any action deemed against the spirit of the event may result in disqualification. The organizers decision is final.
6. Ignorance of the rules is not an excuse. All racers are expected to understand and comply with these rules
7. Teams must inform the checkpoint volunteers where they are going next.
8. Teams must have their passports punched from four checkpoints to finish
9. Teams must stay on designated Mountain Bike trails or gravel roads
10. NO BUSHWACKING.
11. Racers must yield to other trail users.
If you encounter horses: STOP! DISMOUNT! Ask equestrian for further instructions
Hikers: Announce your presence, Yield.
Other riders: Downhill riders yield to uphill riders.
12. Road Rules:
a.When on pavement and gravel roads ride SINGLE FILE and on the RIGHT.
b. Do not cut corners. Pass with care. Use hand signals to communicate with traffic.
c. burn rear red light at all times while on pavement or gravel roads​

Sponsors

Hayes
Thomson
BioWheels
DeFeet
Emergen-C
Princeton Tec
Pro-Bikes
Industry Nine
Hawley USA
WTB
White Brothers
Old Man Mountain
Tifosi
Youngblood Bicycles
Hearn's
Masmacita's
Waltworks
Hammer Nutrition
KendaUSA
Mountain Sports Festival
Tinsley Web Solutions
Pisgah Area SORBA - PAS
Sir Bikes-A-Lot.com

More Sponsors to come....

Past Event Write-ups

PMBAR 2003
PMBAR 2004
PMBAR 2005
PMBAR 2006

DoubleDare2006

Race Information

Sign-In and Mandatory Gear-Check 6:00AM-7:30AM. Start 8AM
Location: Black Mountain Trailhead NC 276,
Across from Davidson River Campground Pisgah Forest , NC
Parking is tight and limited, additional parking available up the road at Ranger Station
Prices: Open - $70.00 Online Reg. Closes: May 3, 2007 11:59 PM Pacific Time



Lodging : you will be required to provide your own.
Reservations can be made through Reserveusa.com or by calling 1-877-444-6777
Need more Info?

Contact Us
[email protected]


Website now up!​

the Pisgah MTB Adventure is under special use permit with the U.S. Forest Service.
 

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Cross-posting from the NC forum???
Does that mean we should keep the smack talk in the NC forum?
Or just the local smack talk?
Would "national level" smack talk be appropriate here?
I've spent all winter coming up with some zingers that would even confuse Dennis Miller with their profound obscurity.
 

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teamdicky said:
Cross-posting from the NC forum???
Does that mean we should keep the smack talk in the NC forum?
Or just the local smack talk?
You are not allowed to use "riff-raff" in this forum.

Considering this was the only race where our team actually beat you last year. I say let the smack talk begin.
 

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extrmtao said:
You are not allowed to use "riff-raff" in this forum.

Considering this was the only race where our team actually beat you last year. I say let the smack talk begin.
This year I won't partner up with somebody with a weak-ass custom disposable frame. Didn't I still finish ahead of you guys, alone, and in the hard direction??
Was there even any beer left by the time you got back?

Ummm... that's what I thought.
Team Zion in 2007!!!!!!!!!
 

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teamdicky said:
This year I won't partner up with somebody with a weak-ass custom disposable frame. Didn't I still finish ahead of you guys, alone, and in the hard direction??
Was there even any beer left by the time you got back?

Ummm... that's what I thought.
Team Zion in 2007!!!!!!!!!
Maybe you should go over the rules again.

"If one team member is unable to continue, then the other should assist him/her to safety or obtain assistance. The unaffected member must not continue to race alone."

There was plenty of beer because your non-finishing skinny butt couldn't float the keg in our lightning fast 13 and 1/2 hours on the bike.
 

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extrmtao said:
Maybe you should go over the rules again.
Rules???
There is only one rule for manly men, the rule of honor.

For a wounded man shall say unto his assailant
If I live, I will kill you
If I die, you are forgiven
Such is the rule of honor

Who let this RSW42 guy in here? He didn't talk any smack whatsoever.
Oh that's right...the smack is only for the NC boyz.
 

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Update Feb.1

Hey everybody!
We have sold 50% of our team spots in less than 48 hours. If you're interested in racing the 07 PMBAR find a team mate and register today!
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