Bike Trials Nantahala OpenRegister Online
Date: June 14, 2014
Time: 10 am
Age: All ages
NOC welcomes bike trials riders from across the Southeast for the second annual Bike Trials Nantahala Open. This all-ages event features classes for beginners through pro riders, with a variety of obstacles suitable for each ability level. Hop on a bike and give it a try, or come out and watch the souteast's top bike trials competitors perform gravity-defying maneuvers right here at NOC.
Bike Trials Overview
Bike trials is am agility-based bicycle sport in which participants negotiate a number of "sections" comprised of natural and man-made obstacles including rocks, logs, water, even scaffolding or automobiles. Riders strive to negotiate each section within a designated amount of time without touching the ground with any part of their body.
Classes: Beginner, Sport, Expert & Pro. Beginner and Sport sections will run together with variations in the line according to class, as will Expert and Pro sections.
Courses: All classes will complete six sections two times each, for a total of 12 sections.
Rules: Pro class will use UCI rules - touching with the bash ring or pedals counts as a dab. Beginner, Sport and Expert classes will use BIU rules - touching with the bash ring or pedals does NOT count as a dab.
Time limit: Pro - two minutes/section. Beginner, Sport & Expert - three minutes/section.
Pre-registration: Register online by June 13 at 4 pm.
Onsite registration: 8 - 9:45 am @ the Event Tent near Big Wesser BBQ + Brew
Results & Event Photos
Click here for 2014 results
2014 event photos coming soon!
|Saturday, June 14||Time||Location|
|Registration & Check-in||8 - 9:45 am||Event Tent|
|Riders' Meeting||9:45 am||Event Tent|
|Competition||10 am - 1:30 pm||NOC Wesser|
|Awards Ceremony||2 pm||Event Tent|
|Live Music||6 pm||Big Wesser BBQ|
Nantahala Outdoor Center's main campus, the Nantahala River Outpost is located in far Western North Carolina on US Highway 19. 12 miles from Bryson City and on the south side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the outpost is nestled in the Nantahala Gorge. If you are on a Rapid Transit rafting/train excursions, the meeting place is in Bryson City at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot.
From Asheville, NC: Take I-40 West towards Knoxville, TN. Take exit 27 onto US 74 West towards Waynesville. Stay on 74 West, the outpost is 50 miles down this road. 8 miles past Bryson City, the 4-lane will split into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74, the left lane. You will enter the Nantahala Gorge and after 5-miles you see the Nantahala River and NOC's Nantahala Outpost.
From Gatlinburg, TN: Take 441 South through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and through Cherokee. Just past Cherokee, get on 74 West. After 15 miles, the road will split into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74 W, the left lane, and continue the 5-milts to the NOC Nantahala Outpost.
From East Atlanta: Take I-85 North to I-985 North. At Gainesville, take 365 North to 441 North. Just past Dillsboro, NC, 441 merges with US 74. 8 miles past Bryson City, the 4-lane splits into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74, the left lane. Continue 5-miles and arrive at the NOC Nantahala Outpost.
From West Atlanta: Take I-75 North to I-575 North. I-575 becomes State Hwy 5, and then Hwy 76. Stay on this road until Blue Ridge, GA where you turn left onto Hwy 60 towards Mineral Bluff, GA. In Mineral Bluff, turn right onto Hwy 60 Spur. Follow it into North Carolina to US 74 East, turning right towards Murphy and Andrews when the road ends. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala Outpost is 20-miles past Andrews. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8-miles.
From Chattanooga, TN: Take I-75 North towards Cleveland, TN. Take the 1st Cleveland exit, the US 64 Bypass Exit. Go 6-miles and take the Ocoee Exit onto US 64 East towards Murphy, NC. In Murphy the road number changes to US 74. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala Outpost is 20-miles past Andrews. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8-miles.