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Camping and Mountain Biking


The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Turkey Creek Campground
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Apr 8 2004  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Apr 7 2004 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Patrick Barry
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:20
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:
STRONG intermediate/advanced (climbs, technical sections and downhill)

Iíve stayed at Turkey Creek and rode Tsali before, so Iím heading back for more fun! The Mecca of riding beckons! You know the stories of these trails, so grab your gear and letís go riding and camping!

Far too much to write, check out: http://www.mtbikewnc.com/bestrides/brtsali.html for details! Night rides are permitted at Tsali, but I wonít be riding at night. Camping link: http://www.turkey-creek.com/ The camp site has a shower and toilet facilities. I have equipment you may use but you are responsible for your own food.

Required Items to Bring:
RIDE:
Bike
Helmet
Water
Money
Ride gear
Spare Tubes

CAMP:
Tent
Sleeping bag
Headlamp/flashlight
Food
Eating utensils

I have a Coleman stove, pots and pans, but additional grills and equipment are welcome. Did you know that you can also rent items at REI?
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Energy bars
Chair for sitting around camp fire
Extra water container
Cooler for food/drinks
Sunglasses
Bug spray
Camera
Rain gear
Deck of cards
Hiking boots

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Tsali, NC Meet at Turkey Creek Campground 4/8/04 at 10:00 PM.
Take I-85 North to I-985 which ends at US 441 North near Gainesville
Take US 441 North to US 74 at Dillsboro, NC
Take US 74 West (LEFT) past Bryson City to NC Hwy 28 North.
As the 4 lane ends, BEAR RIGHT onto NC Hwy 28 North and go 2 miles.
Turkey Creek Campground is located on the right, adjacent to the Post Office in Almond, NC. Tsali is 5 minutes away.

Notes:

Is this a rain or shine event? YES! Tsali drains rather well. If no riding, Iíll probably hike as the area has many trails.

Are dogs allowed? Yes!
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:If you will be staying for 3 nights - $40
If you will be staying for 2 nights - $30
(extra $ contributed towards smores is appreciated!)

All payments are to be made to the AOC - please see the link above for instructions.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.