At a certain price point people will not show up for the race = race may not be feasible to have anymore. The government needs to get out of the way and allow people to easily put on events like this. Environmental impact study? Please.
Great article! Nantahala is the best riding in North Carolina. I also agree that Fontana Village is a fine choice for lodging. Load up the bicycle, kayak and motorcycle and enjoy a great time in a beautiful place.
E bikes are here to stay. They help our industry and they help many people to get out and ride. They help people who may otherwise not be able to ride trails without an E bike. E bikes should be allowed to ride anywhere.
Try that on a Hardtail and I might actually be impressed. Those are basically long travel dirtbikes minus an engine. But you folks are still crazy for trying trails like that. You have some cojones. I give you that.