This year’s Swank 65 Mountain Bike Race, sponsored by Sycamore Cycles, will take place Sunday, November 11. Not for the faint of heart, Swank is mountain biking at its most primeval, far removed from civilization and polluted air.

The race begins at 2500 feet, and consists of a triad of cloverleaf shaped loops winding around Gloucester Gap in Pisgah National Forest.  Rolling over rugged mining roads, fun single track, tough climbs and hell-raising descents, the exhilarating course will test your skills and desire as you explore the devilish terrain of the Pisgah National Forest.

Though all race spots have already been filled, Blue Ridge Adventures has created a convenient discussion forum where riders can buy, sale, or trade entries. Interested riders check here.

As always, the Sunset Motel is the premier lodging destination for riders and features a convenient bike wash for guests.