Big Ring Challenge

Big Ring Challenge

LAP DISTANCE: 10.5 miles

ELEVATION PER LAP: 700 feet

In a 2018 survey, the Jackrabbit Trail was named as the favorite trail in our series. This trail system, which opened in 2011, is a roller-coaster of machine-cut trail that leaps and bounds through the Nantahala National Forest in Hayesville, North Carolina, just over the state line from Georgia. The singletrack winds through a peninsula surrounded by Lake Chatuge, offering stunning views around every turn. The fun-to-pain ratio is excellent on this fast, flat course—there’s less than 700 feet of climbing in every 10.5-mile lap....that’s why we call it the Big Ring Challenge, you can go as fast as you dare to go!

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Race Location

Jackrabbit Mountain Biking Trailhead

Course Information

Course Difficulty: 4 of 10 (punchy climbs, distance)

Camping Information

Jackrabbit campground will be open for camping! Reserve your site at www.recreation.gov. 75 sites available.

Race Day Schedule

7:00 am: Packet Pick Up / Race Day Registration Opens

9:00 am: Packet Pick Up / Race Day Registration Closes

9:30 am: Racer Meeting

CategoryFeePrizesSeries Prizes
Solo Expert$55.00Medals & PayoutJersey & Growler
Solo Sport$55.00Medals & PrizesJersey & Growler