Watch: Racing on the South’s Most Technical Trails – 2017 Pisgah Stage Race, Stage One Recap

Stage 1 is in the books! Perfect conditions out in the Pisgah Forest today. Things started with a tough climb including a few hike a bike sections. After that came the enduro segment down Daniel Ridge. The rest of the day had a couple of longer gravel climbs, but other singletrack included: Butter Gap, Long Branch, and Cove Creek.

Here’s my ride from today:

Tomorrow’s stage is sponsored by Singletracks and looks like a doozy. It begins with a road and gravel spin out of Brevard to South Mills River. From there it’s going to be a lot of techy, pedaly singletrack on Squirrel Gap. We finish with Stage 2 with a ripping descent down Black Mountain from Pressley Gap.

Here’s the elevation profile for tomorrow. Expect average speeds to be fairly low with all the singletrack.

Enjoy the video recap from Stage 1 of the Pisgah Stage Race!