May 06, 2013

Sam wins the Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventure Race

On a chilly day in NC (check out all the puffy jackets!), Sam teamed up with Jacob McGahey to win the 11th Annual PMBAR, finishing ~45 minutes ahead of the second placed team in a field of 73 two-person teams.

This is a choose your own route mountain bike race, where racers are given maps and need to navigate to a series of checkpoints, then back to the start/finish in the fastest possible time.

Full results are available here.

This race is tough:

Teams of two riders will race to reach # of # checkpoints, in any order, and return to the start/finish. Teams that reach all 5 checkpoints will be awarded a time bonus. Checkpoint locations will remain secret until start-time and there is no suggested route. Routes will vary between 50-80 miles, will include 9,000-15,000 feet of climbing, and should take 7-14 hours to complete.
The Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventure Race (PMBAR) will be held deep in the Pisgah National Forest, one of the most beautiful, rugged, and unforgiving areas in the nation. There will be little to no water or food support on course. Once you leave the start/finish you are on your own. There will be no drops, sag wagons, or other outside support available. Be prepared for any circumstances you may encounter including, but not limited to: medical emergencies, navigational errors, inoperable equipment, wild animals, and stinging/poisonous insects and plants.

1 comment:

  1. He's on the Scott Mountain Bike Team, but he's wearing I9 gear/kit?