Awesome Big win for older folks and people who have disabilities and injuries who may not otherwise be able to get on a bike. Also those folks pay tax dollars and they should have use of this land as well
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.