The Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race, held in Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina, announced changes to its schedule this week, moving from last yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s October date to an earlier slot of September 14-18 this year, while also adding an additional day of racing.
Promoters hope that the date change, along with a beefed up prize list of $20,000, will attract more riders from the cyclocross world, noting that October is typically the time when mountain bikers start racing Ã¢â‚¬Ëœcross.
The race also announced the addition of more singletrack and longer trails in this yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s edition, responding to feedback from the 2009 inaugural event.
The Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race is a 5-day series through the back-country trails of North Carolina, with the start and finish near the town of Brevard, North Carolina. This yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s race will feature 178 miles of racing over the five days with over 40,000 feet of elevation gain in total. For more information on the race, visit their website here.