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Singletracks Ride n Rally at Mulberry Gap Poster Logos Final

Join us for the Singletracks Ride-n-Rally at Mulberry Gap, March 23-24, 2019.

We could not be more excited about this gathering at Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-a-way! We’ll rally for you as you try a new trail, tackle a new skill, demo new products, and make new friends along the way. There will be plenty of group rides for all skill levels on some of the best trails in Georgia, and the ultimate weekend to try something new. Here’s what you can expect:

GROUP RIDES

  • Five different routes to explore the Chattahoochee National Forest (details below)
  • Save your legs for the downhill with shuttles provided by Maxxis
  • A women’s ride – bring your gal pals for some seriously fun lady shred

MINI-SKILLS CLINICS

  • Ninja Mountain Bike Skills instructors teaching fundamentals, jumps, and drops
  • Practice your new skills on the trails or skills course, or on a ride with a Ninja
  • Reserve your spot for mini-clinic early!

DEMO & PRODUCT SHOWCASE

FOOD & BEER

  • Saturday afternoon cookout & Happy Hour in the Barn
  • Sunday post-ride lunch
  • Plenty of Guide Beer–just released!–from SweetWater Brewing Company 

SUPPORT THE TRAILS

  • Bring cash for the raffle supporting NGMBA
  • Supa-cool gear up for grabs from Five Ten, Club Ride, Handup Gloves, Maxxis and much more!

AT MULBERRY GAP

  • Book a campsite or cabin at Mulberry Gap – lodging and breakfast not included with event ticket.
  • Parking (please carpool if you can!), rest rooms, and wi-fi access are included. Showers are reserved for lodging guests only.

Space is strictly limited to 74 riders each day, so sign up today!

Register now

Pre-ride rally from last year’s Brutal Loop

Count on Maxxis to get you up – and down the trails this weekend! Photo: Aaron Chamberlain

The rides

For the “ride” side of the Ride-n-Rally, Singletracks has hand-picked five different ways to experience the incredible mountain bike trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest at your own pace. Rides are open to anyone; all registration fees go toward services provided by Mulberry Gap.

Windy Gap gravity ride

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Windy Gap is a trail that drops about 2,400 feet in just four miles. The first part of the trail is tight, technical, and pedally as the trail hugs the side of the mountain before opening up with steep rollers and wide-open sight lines (when the trail doesn’t vanish below the horizon!). About half of the 8.5-mile gravel and paved road return to Mulberry Gap is flat to downhill, while the final 3-4 miles climbs 600 feet on gravel roads. Shuttle offered on Day 1. Plan for about 2 hours from the time of the shuttle drop to being back at Mulberry Gap.

Mountaintown Creek gravity ride

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photos credits (top to bottom): Aaron Chamberlain, Jeff Barber, Chris Kelly

Mountaintown Creek is a remote singletrack trail that descends roughly 2,000 feet in four miles down a secluded ravine for a true backcountry feel. Few ride this trail due to its remote nature and the necessary gravel road climbing, which makes this an excellent trail to shuttle! As riders descend, the countless creek crossings get bigger and wider while wildflowers dot the path in spring. Riders will then pedal a relatively mellow 6.5 miles back to Mulberry Gap via gravel roads. 2 shuttle times offered on Day 2. Plan for about 2 hours from the time of the shuttle drop to being back at Mulberry Gap.

Pinhoti 3, 4, 5, and 6

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This 20-mile route starts at Mulberry Gap and takes riders up Pinhoti 3, a narrow singletrack climb to Highway 52. The route finishes with one of the newest singletrack sections of the Pinhoti for a shuttle pickup and return to Mulberry Gap. Space is limited so sign up early. This ride should take most riders 3-5 hours to complete and is only being offered on Saturday, March 23.

Bear Creek, Pinhoti 1 and 2

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This is the classic Mulberry Gap loop that first-time visitors will want to experience. A reasonable gravel road climb takes riders to the start of the Bear Creek singletrack which descends to the intersection with Pinhoti 1. The singletrack along Pinhoti 1 and 2, punctuated with climbs and descents, is some of the finest in the state. Most riders will take between 2 and 4 hours to ride this loop.

Pinhoti 2 loop

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For those who are looking for a shorter ride, or those who are new to singletrack riding, check out the Pinhoti 2 loop. This 10-mile loop features a gravel road climb while all but about a mile of the trail portion descends.  Depending on fitness and experience, riders should expect to spend about 2 hours completing this loop.

Waterfall gravel ride

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This is a great recovery ride and a chance to give gravel a try. The route descends on gravel from Mulberry Gap with streams, cascades, and swimming holes along the way. Stop at the turnaround point where the road turns to pavement and dip your toes (or your whole body!) in Holly Creek before climbing back up the gravel road to Mulberry Gap. About 9 miles round trip with 600 feet of climbing. Fast riders can do this out-and-back in less than an hour.

Ninja Skills Coach Cory Rimmer (pictured, photo: @_cory_rimmer_)  and Matt Ciancia will get you riding like a Ninja!

What are you waiting for, book your lodging for the Ride-n-Rally weekend!

Schedule of Events (updated 3/20/19)

 

Saturday, March 23 
8:00aCheck-in Opens
9:00aSpecialized Demo Truck & Vendors Open
9:30aWindy Gap Shuttle Loading begins
9:45aGroup Ride Rally
10:00aGroup Rides & Shuttles Depart
10:00a-12:00pNinja Mini-Clinic - Fundamentals
1:00pBeginners Ride (P2)
1:00pSweetwater Beer + Snacks available (Camp Store)
1:30pMulberry Gap Hill Sprint!
3:00pLast Demo Bike(s) out
3:00p-5:00pNinja Mini-Clinic - Drops
4:00pDemos and Vendor Tents Close for the Day
4:30pCookout
5:30pRaffle
7:00pUltimate MTB Trivia!

Sunday, March 24 
8:00aCheck-in Opens (Only Sunday riders need to check-in)
9:00aSpecialized Demo Truck & Vendors Open
9:30aMountaintown Shuttle Loading begins
9:45aGroup Ride Rally
10:00aRides & Shuttles Depart
10:00a-12:00pNinja Mini-Clinic - Jumps
12:00pBeer + Lunch
1:00pLast Demo Bike Out
1:00pMountaintown Creek Shuttle Departs (bike loading begins at 12:30p)
2:00pDemos and Vendor Tents Close for the Day
2:00p-4:00pRide with a Ninja - Skills + Sessions

See you soon at Mulberry Gap!

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# Comments

  • Jeff Barber

    We’ve just updated this post to add a couple more amazing sponsors:

    SweetWater Brewing Company is supplying the beer for the weekend, their newest brew, Guide Beer!

    Also, The Drop, our friendly neighbors from North Carolina, will have their newest (affordable and southern-humidity proven!) clothing available for purchase.

  • Griffin9798

    Are there any kid friendly rides/trails/options for this event? Would love to bring the family.

    • Jeff Barber

      Mulberry Gap has a MTB skills area and a few short trails on the property. Depending on the age of your kids, they might enjoy playing in the creek along the “waterfall” route or playing some of the games in the barn.

  • deadflat

    Quick Q – we want to sign up but REALLY want to do the Pinhoti 3/4/5/6 ride – the info above says “limited availability” – do you have room for 3 more?

    • Jeff Barber

      Yes, that ride still has slots open. Once a ride is full, we’ll update the sign up form and add folks to a wait list.

  • Leah Barber

    We’ve just added an Sunday afternoon shuttle for the Mountaintown Creek ride since the first one is full – thank you, Maxxis!

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