Thrilled to announce the first annual Assault on Mt. Curahee Gravel Grinder.
Come to the North Georgia Mountains where your skills on gravel will be tested by some of the most fierce and intimidating National Forest roads in the South. This race will start from the Lake Russell Management area on a small stretch of asphalt and will very quickly transition into gravel roads that wind through the National Forest. After riding past some of the oldest cemeteries in Georgia you will soon be facing Currahee Mountain, the very mountain used by Army Paratroopers in the 1940’s at Camp Toccoa to train before WWII and featured in the movie series Band of Brothers. At the top the half way point aid station will have plenty of hydration and nutrition and you’ll need it before you turn back and finish the journey to the finish line.
This is not your Grandpa’s Gravel Grinder!
*Mountain bikes, cross bikes, and gravel grinder bikes welcome. Please dress accordingly!
Timeline of Events for that weekend :
Friday February 27th
4-8pm Racer packet pick up race day registration open located at the Train Depot in Cornelia GA
Saturday February 28th
7:00-9:00 am Packet Pick up /Race day registration open located at the Train Depot in Cornelia GA
9:30 am Racers Meeting all racers must attend located at the train depot
9:45 am Bikes positioned on start line
10:00 am Race start
1pm Restaurants in town open for after party
1:30 pm approx. time Race awards (when the top 3-5 finishers in each category are finished)
3:00pm Time cut off to guarantee an official race time
Race Course: All racers must be completed with the entire race course by 3:00pm in order to receive an official race time. There will be a time cut off point made by a race official at the aid station to make sure you can safely make it back to the finish area by 3:00pm.
Awards will be presented once we have the top 3-5 finishers in each category
Race course link :http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/598270854
To Register : https://www.registracers.com/register/ChainBuster/2015/
2 Race Ultra Gravel Grind Challenge:
Ultra Gravel Grind Championship: If you sign up in the same disciplinary category for the Southern Cross Ultra Gravel Grind and the Assault on Mt. Currahee Gravel Grind races and complete each race; you will receive a custom Ultra Gravel Grind championship Award. Racers must Register online in order to participate prior to January 24th 2015.