November 10-12, 2017
Get ready for an action packed weekend of riding bikes with Seth from Seth's Bike Hacks! It would be hard to find a better place to ride mountain bikes than Brevard, NC. We will be riding trails in both Dupont State Forest and the infamous Pisgah National Forest! All rides will be fully guided by us, Red Wolf Mountain Bike Tours. Everyone will be staying in the awesome new cabins at Pilot Cove (who happen to have a flow trail on the property). We will ride all day and enjoy eating and hanging out by the campfire at night! Discounted bike rentals are even available through Squatch Bikes! If you have ever been tempted to visit Pisgah, then this is your chance to not only visit, but to ride with Seth and a great crew of fellow mountain bikers. Space is limited, so sign up now!
Keep reading below for more information!
***If you want to book shared king room then just let us know on the form you will be prompted to fill out. You will receive an additional invoice for $700 ($1950 total for a shared king). Scroll to the questions section for more details, and contact us if you have any additional questions***
Pisgah National Forest is a half million acre forest that is home to hundreds of miles of amazing trails. Roots, rocks, and a few more roots. Oh, and also a bit of climbing. Pisgah will put you (and your bike) to the test going both up and down the mountain! We will hit up some of the classic trails in the area including Black Mountain & Daniel's Ridge.
Dupont State Recreational Forest is an amazingly fun place to ride mountain bikes. It has over 80 miles of flowy trails that make it hard to stop grinning! You'll still get plenty of climbing in at Dupont, but it comes in smaller chunks than Pisgah. And while the downhills are less technical, they are still loads of fast fun!
Pilot Cove offers a really cool and unique lodging experience for mountain bikers. Between an onsite flow trail, huge porches on each cabin, and plenty of room around the fire pit, everything about the atmosphere is catered towards people who love to play in the woods!
Each cabin is 2 bedrooms with a nice kitchen and living room area and a giant deck on the back. We have double and single occupancy rooms available. If you have a friend or significant other you don't mind sharing a king size bed with, you can sign up two people for a king room for a discount.
Check out this promo video they just released for more details!
We promise you will be quite well fed on this trip! We will handle your meals during the trip, including awesome local dinners on Friday and Saturday nights, tasty breakfast burritos on Saturday and Sunday, and trails lunches on Saturday.
Brevard has 3 awesome local breweries. Western North Carolina as a whole has 50+ excellent breweries as well! You will be responsible for your own beer, but rest assured there are plenty of tasty local options.
We will be riding on some of the best trails in North Carolina, so obviously you need a solid bike! If you don't want to bother traveling with your bike, we have worked with Squatch Bike & Brews to get a discount on their amazing demo bikes set up for you guys! You will be responsible for calling and getting your bike reserved. These guys will be able to put you on one of the latest and greatest bikes from Intense Cycles or Ibis!
What kind of bike do I need for these trails? Ideally an all around trail bike is the best bike for the area. But there are plenty of people who ride hard tails, and there are also people riding long travel (non downhill) bikes. For safety reasons, you do need a quality well tuned bike. If you don't own one, then take advantage of the discount and rent one!
Friday November 10
12:30 PM - Meet & Greet at Pilot Cove
1:30 PM - Roll out on our first ride!
5:00 PM - Showers & Beers
6:30 PM - Dinner
9:00 PM - Campfire & more beers (you have a big day the next day, so not too many beers)
Saturday November 11
8:30 AM - Breakfast
9:30 AM - Pack lunches and head to Dupont
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Ride Bikes!
3:30 PM - Stop By REEB Ranch and ride the bike park (weather permitting)
5:30 PM - Dinner and Beers at REEB
8:00 PM - More campfire (but seriously you'll be pretty tired at this point!)
Sunday November 12
8:00 AM - Breakfast (and lots of coffee)
9:00 AM - Roll out to Pisgah
1:00 PM - Back to the cabins to check out and say Goodbye!
**We may have some bonus ride options in there as well!!!
****This is not a guaranteed itinerary and is subject to change****
questions & answers
How skilled or fit of a rider do I need to be to participate in this trip?
You will need a solid base level of mountain bike fitness to participate. We will break into a couple of groups based upon fitness and skill level. While this is not a beginner level trip, if you have a solid level of mountain bike fitness, you will be able to have a great time. The terrain will have the occasional steep or rocky section, but nothing is mandatory to ride and walking the "techy" bits is perfectly acceptable.
Will I need a car once I'm there?
It's up to you. You can ride with us! However, feel free to drive if you'd rather not ride with a bunch of smelly mountain bikers.
What are the room & cabin options again?
So each cabin we reserved will have two bedrooms. One bedroom has two twin sized beds. These rooms will be sold as double occupancy. So you will share the room with another rider. The other bedroom has a king sized bed. You can book the king sized bed as a single occupancy or as a shared room between two friends, a couple, etc. If you and a buddy are signing up separately but want to be in the same cabin, just let me know.
What if I arrive the night before? Can I book additional nights before or after?
Yes! You can book additional nights directly through Pilot Cove.
Can I book additional guided rides for before or after the trip?
Definitely. Just let us (Red Wolf Tours) know!
What is the closest airport?
Asheville airport is about 20 minutes away. Greenville Spartanburg airport is about an hour twenty minutes away.
What should I bring?
Though it sounds cliche`, a good attitude is a must! Be ready to have fun and challenge yourself on some amazing trails.
More practically however, there are a number of things that you MUST HAVE!
- A solid reliable mountain bike
- Helmets are required.
- A way to carry at least 2 liters of water (Camelbak, etc)
- Proper mountain bike footwear. No sandals or anything like that. Closed toe sturdy shoes that you can walk in easily.
- Any medicine you may need! Epi Pen if you have a bee allergy. Inhaler if you have asthma. Be prepared. We will be out in the woods away from cell signal.
- Clothing for a wide range of weather. It could be 65 and sunny, or it could be 30 and raining. A light rain jacket at a minimum is required. November is typically a beautiful month in the mountains, but be prepared just in case.
- Snacks. Just pack a snack or two in case you get hungry before we finish riding. You'll be burning plenty of calories!