Course Information

Timed stages will be on (mostly) downhill portions of the Swift Creek trail system with non-timed transfer segments in between.

Stages will include:

  1. Blueberry Downhill
  2. Bell Lap DH
  3. Blue Jay Way
  4. Corkscrew
  5. Lost Spring
  6. Millstone – Part Two

Beginner and Middle School Youth Categories will only complete Stages 1-4, totaling approximately 13 miles (race/timed sections total approximately 6 miles).

All other categories will complete Stages 1-6, totaling approximately 20 miles (race/timed sections total approximately 9 miles). Each transfer stage (I.e the riding necessary to get to the next stage) is not timed and does not count toward standings.

Course Map

Course Directions (Turn by Turn)

STAGE 1: BLUEBERRY DOWNHILL from Hawkins Forest Trail at the top to where Hawkins Forest Trail intersects the trail at the bottom (~1.6 miles)

TRANSFER 1: FIREROADS TO HUB/STAGE 2
a. Take left onto Hawkins Forest Trail
b. Take right onto Fendley Station
c. Take right at top/race hub to begin Stage 2 (Bell Lap)

STAGE 2: BELL LAP from top (across from green tent) to bottom at Loop Forest (~0.6 miles)

TRANSFER 2: FIREROADS TO HUB/STAGE 3
a. Left onto Loop Forest Trail
b. Remain on Loop Forest Trail until you reach the top; which will lead you directly into the start of the next stage

STAGE 3: BLUE JAY WAY from top to bottom at Forest Trail 123 (~0.6 miles)

TRANSFER 3: FIREROADS TO HUB
a. Left onto Forest Trail 123
b. Remain on Forest Trail 123 until you reach top to start of the next stage

STAGE 4: CORKSCREW from top to bottom (~1.5 miles)

BEGINNER/MS YOUTH ONLY; PROCEED AS FOLLOWS, TO FINISH:
a. Turn right at bottom of corkscrew, proceed to Sunsetter trail
b. Turn right to drop into Sunsetter
c. Stay on Sunsetter to the end at Loop Forest fireroad
d. Cross Loop Forest onto Bellberry trail
e. at end of Bellberry, take left onto Hawkins Forest fireroad
f. At T, take a left onto Forest Exploration
g. cross pedestrian bridge and return to the amphitheater area; return chip at ticket box

HS YOUTH/SPORT/EXPERT ONLY; TRANSFER 4: FIREROADS TO HUB a. Left onto Nunnally
b. Left onto Deerfield
c. Left onto Fendley
d. Stay right at fork to stay on Fendley

STAGE 5 (HS/SPORT/EXPERT ONLY): LOST SPRING from top to bottom (~1.4 miles)

TRANSFER 5: SINGLE-TRACK TRAIL
Cross the trail opening; Take Millstone Part I, cross Deerfield Forest Trail (fire road) and continue on Millstone to begin Millstone Part II.

STAGE 6 (HS/SPORT/EXPERT ONLY): MILLSTONE PART2 from top of first switchback/hill to Fendley Station fireroad (~1.5 m)

TRANSFER 6 TO FINISH: MIX OF TRAIL AND FIREROAD
a. Take a sharp right to drop into Sunsetter trail
b. Stay on Sunsetter to the end at Loop Forest fireroad
d. Cross Loop Forest onto Bellberry trail
e. At end of Bellberry, take left onto Hawkins Forest fireroad
f. At T, take a left onto Forest Exploration
g. Cross pedestrian bridge and return to amphitheater area; return chip at ticket box