February 20, 2012

An Awesome Race in Pisgah

From my good pal Eric Wever:

Here’s the story: Jeff Papenfus (local racer/race promoter/all around nice guy, pictured above) completed the Leadville 100 last year and came home to North Carolina with an idea, to run a similar race here. He asked if he would be stepping on my toes by doing so. I said no because my races are all ‘single sport adventure races’ and not the conventional chase the arrows type. I gave him all my contacts with the forest service, permit applications, etc. and he was bouncing route ideas off me when he died of a heart attack while riding and training for the Trans North Georgia. Erinna and I decided to run the race in his honor and give all the profits to his widow. So….. Pisgah Productions is proud to announce the Pisgah 111K mountain bike race.

There’s not really a better cause than this, folks, and the race sounds completely awesome. Go check it out.