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October 2017

Rockgeist REI Gear Talk (Asheville)

October 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
REI – Asheville, 31 Schenck Parkway
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Learn the fine details of bikepacking, including gear selection, how to get started, and what it takes to tackle routes of all sizes. Bikepacking is a great way to cover trails efficiently, allowing plenty of time to enjoy trail vistas, campfires, and maybe a little backcountry night-riding. We'll discuss how to properly prepare for trips ranging from a single overnighter to multi-night journeys. Emphasis will be on gear selection, including how to leverage your BACKpacking gear, pros/cons of specific gear…

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November 2017

Cohutta Cat Bikepacking Group Ride; 2-3 days

November 3, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Mulberry Gap, 400 Mulberry Gap Rd
Ellijay, GA 30540 United States
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The Cohutta Cat is named after the most viscious housecat you've ever met. The cat can be cute and lovable to you one minute, and the next she will be stalking the many dogs that call Mulberry Gap home. That's precisely what this route is: warm and fuzzy with amazing scenery one second; thigh-busting climbs and lengthy segments between resupply the next. The vision was to create a route that would be a shorter alternative for the Trans North Georgia.…

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Canoeing, Bikepacking, Thru-hiking – Join us for an adventure discussion over beer

November 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Wedge at Foundation, 5 FOUNDY STREET
ASHEVILLE, NC United States
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Join us for a panel discussion on adventure – Thursday 5:30pm, November 9th at the Wedge Brewery Foundation, hosted in-part by River Link. We’ll be discussing the details of canoe camping (canoepacking?), bikepacking, and thru-hiking. Rockgeist will have three very different bikepacking set-ups to demonstrate the many styles and forms of bikepacking. Bring a friend and we hope to see you there!

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Cycling Sasquatch 125/200 mile Bikepacking Trip

November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Group Depart, 162 Heard Rd.
Kathleen, GA 31047 United States
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$40

This is a great beginner-friendly bikepacking trip supported by Cycling Sasquatch. PICK YOUR RIDE 125 Miles OR 200 Miles Round Trip. Both are mixed gravel, pavement and sand. The 200 Mile route will take you through the serene Oaky Woods Wildlife Management Area. BRUNCH Day 1 Five Points Grocery 8390 GA-26, Montezuma GA. 1-478-472-8398 You can call ahead with your order a few days in advance and let them know you are riding with the Cycling Sasquatch group. Excellent farm…

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December 2017

Death March Revival

December 2, 2017
Mulberry Gap, 400 Mulberry Gap Rd
Ellijay, GA 30540 United States
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$50

Come say hi at the Rockgeist table during the DMR. The Death March Revival has been, and will continue to be, the ultimate Gravel Grinder in the Southeast! It has been the testing ground for up and coming racers and seasoned pros alike. Riders would train on the gravel section of the old Cohutta 100 route that was affectionately dubbed "The Death March". Over the years, the Cohutta 100 course was revised and the Death March seemed to fade into…

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