May 20, 2009
I've been longing for this. An East Coast Mountain Bike stage race. I'm not saying that I have anything against the West Coast, Coasta Rica, BC or India, but I'm a little sick of the travel necessary to go and race a great format.
Imagine if every time you wanted to eat Thai food, you had to go to Thailand. Every time I wanted to race a format that I particularly love I had to go to someone else's home. Not really satisfying and I always end up comparing it to riding back home.
So now there is the Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage race. Four days of riding in the Pisgah state forest of NC. Every day we leave from the same town, do a different loop and get an incredible amount of singletrack. Plus it's going to have all the climbing you want without having to be at 12,000ft. My lungs are so happy.
Todd Brenham has proven to be a great promoter with his other races, the Off Road Assault on Mount Mitchell and the Swank 65, so I believe he'll have this pretty dialed right off the bat.