Big Ring Challenge
COURSE DISTANCE: 10.5 miles
ELEVATION CHANGE: 700 feet
COURSE DIFFICULTY: 5 out of 10
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!Register Race Regulations Who's Registered?
Jackrabbit Mountain Biking Trailhead
Course Difficulty: 4 of 10 (punchy climbs, distance)
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