Perfect trail conditions along with great weather brought mountain biking enthusiasts from across the southeast to the Jackrabbit Trails on Saturday, September 24. This date marked the seventh annual Chin Buster 6/3 Hour Endurance Race at our local trails. Just under 300 racers participated in this endurance event in either a solo or team category.
On October 1st it will be legal for motorists to cross the solid center line to pass slower-moving bicyclists. This is a big advocacy win for BWNC and the NC bicycling community as we have been advocating for this change for many years; read the BWNC discussion here. This provision is contained as Section 5.5a
NCDOT TO HOLD A PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING IMPROVEMENTS TO U.S. 19/74/64/129 FROM THE END OF THE FOUR-LANE DIVIDED SECTION SOUTHWEST OF MURPHY TO HIWASSEE STREET IN MURPHY The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will hold a public meeting in Murphy on December 8th for the proposed safety improvements forms the end of the four
SABA hosts several weekly group rides each week. The schedule is as follows: Mountain Bike Rides 2017: Thursday Nights: 6:00 PM – Thursday evening at Jack Rabbit Trails. Leaves the parking lot at 6:00 PM. Usually involves getting a bite to eat afterwards. For additional information call Blairsville Bikes & Hikes (706) 745-8141 Please check
A follow up interview with Mike Riter of Trail Design Specialists! Mike takes a time out from construction of the Jackrabbit Mountain mountain biking & hiking trail system and answers more of our burning questions… Editor: A few of the initial goals for this trail project were: 1) Build a trail that appeals to all
Trail Guru Mike Riter takes time out from his busy schedule cutting our trail to answer a few candid questions. Editor: Considering the trails you have designed, what do you think makes Jackrabbit special or unique? Mike: Because it’s designed and built for Special and Unique people! Seriously though, the topography, location, nearby campground and
Hanging Dog Campground reopened May 2, 2016 for overnight camping in the Tusquitee Ranger District of Nantahala National Forest as part of a collaborative effort with Cherokee County. This includes the Ramsey Bluff Mountain Biking System with approximately 8 miles of trails. The campground was closed to camping in 2014 due to rising operating costs