Join the Sierra Club and the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC), the Southeast’s premiere outdoor adventure outfitter, for a big day of mountain biking in the Smoky Mountains.
This full day instructional activity is a great introduction to the sport of mountain biking. Get correctly fitted on your mountain bike and outfitted with the proper gear. Then head up to the Flint Ridge trail system to learn the basic skills needed to enjoy the sport of mountain biking. You will learn the basics in proper riding position, cornering, braking, shifting and riding skills. After lunch you will head to Tsali National Recreation Area, the “Southeast’s mountain biking mecca”, to test out your newly acquired skills by riding one of 4 different loops. This course emphasizes the sport of mountain biking, and enjoying the scenery and camaraderie of riding. Please see: http://www.noc.com/noccom/adventures/biking/mountain-biking/
The cost for this program, which includes one of NOC’s sturdy Specialized mountain bikes adjusted to the rider, a helmet, instruction, and a full day of riding is $119 per person. The charge for participants with their own mountain bike is $79/person. Camping will be available at Turkey Creek Campground near Tsali National Recreation Area on Friday night April 25th and Saturday night April 26th for $10/person plus $4/vehicle. Guests may remain in the area Sunday for more mountain biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, or zip lining conducted on their own.
This outing will be limited to 15 people with registration closing on April 12th, 2014. Please register in advance of this date with Vance Parker, at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone before 10:00 p.m. at (336) 768-0481.