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HARDFORD 50 GRAVEL GRINDER RACE INFORMATION

Ready to tough it out?


Expect a lot of climbing and a whole lot of fun at our annual bike race in the Smoky Mountains—The Hardford 50 Gravel Grinder!

The fully-supported course is 50+ miles and 6,500 ft. of climbing through Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests. CX and MTB are both appropriate. The ride is 75% gravel, 10% dirt, and the remainder on pavement. Three fully stocked aid stops along the course. Prizes to top three in each category! A portion of the proceeds to benefit Grassy Fork Elementary School and Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC).

Start/Finish:
Rapid Expeditions, 3605 Hartford Rd, Hartford, TN 37753

When:
Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 8am
(7:50am rider meeting at the starting line)

Click here for link to course map.

Race Categories:
Women’s and Men’s Open
Women’s and Men’s Single Speed
Women’s and Men’s Masters (age 50+)
 

Registration & Pricing:
Registration includes t-shirt, post-race meal, and beverage.

—Register by May 31: $85
—Register June 1-June 30: $90
—Register July 1-20: $95
—Register July 21 - August 5: $95 (but does not include a t-shirt)

*The U.S. Forest Service limits participation to 500 racers.

Additional Information
Racers must pick-up their packet in person at Rapid Expeditions. Available pick-up times:

—Friday, August 3: 1-6pm
—Saturday, August 4: 6-8pm
—Sunday, August 5 (day-of): 6am

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Grassy Fork Elementary School and Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC).

Major Thanks to Our Sponsors!


Yee-Haw Brewing CompanyHealth First Fitness   Harpers Bike Shop            

 


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