This is a get-together around Red River Gorge to help usher out winter! We’ll ride some bikes, trek around in the woods, find a few checkpoints and eat a bunch of pancakes.
What is THIS race, exactly?
If your glass is half-empty, it’s an Adventure Race minus the paddle; if your glass is half-full, it’s a Rogaine plus some biking. Either way, it’s a good time in the woods.
As always, participants will use a map and compass to locate checkpoints (CPs). The goal is to locate the most CPs in the allotted time. There is no set course so you are free to choose any route you’d like – this makes it all about strategy!
As you can probably tell, this will be a pretty informal event. We’ll definitely have awards and accolades for the winners, but the main focus is the breakfast-for-dinner, riding, hiking and hanging out. If you’re not into biking and would rather do just the foot portion(s) – NO PROBLEM. Shoot, you can do the bike portions on foot too if you’d like (that’s hardcore). If you’re not into walking (for recreation) – just do the bike portions.
UPDATE: We just won’t be able to fit this race in to the 2017 schedule. We may bring it back next year…
WHAT: A USARA sanctioned event (United States Adventure Racing Association)
DISCIPLINES: BIKING | TREKKING
WHERE: Land of Arches Campground. Campton, KY. Locator Map
WHO: Solos & teams of 2, 3, or 4
The Start/Finish location at Land of Arches Campground has camping (of course) along with a farmhouse that will sleep 14. Feel free to email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, our friends over at Cliffview Resorts have SEVERAL options, from large cabins if there are groups that want to get something together, to lodge rooms for individual racers/couples. Give them a call at 606-668-6222 or check out the website.
For either one, just mention you’re with the “race” and they’ll get you squared away.
These guys are all about securing and protecting open access in the Red River Gorge and promoting conservation of the environment on the lands where we play. We’ve partnered with them to incorporate never-before-raced areas in some really pretty areas of the Gorge. Check out the RRGCC and consider helping in their efforts!