US Cup East / SERC #2



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2013 US Cup East / South Eastern Regional Championship series (SERC) / AMBC #2 - Knobscorcher

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Round Sponsor:

Date: April 6 & 7 - 2013
Location: Tsali Recreation Area - Bryson City, NC *Knobscorcher 

Located on National Forest Lands 
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* Individual Time Trial for bonus points Sat @ 4pm
* Cross country race is Sunday
USA Cycling USAC-WAVIER (this waiver is required of all participants, please sign, print and bring to event).
  • US Cup East / SERC series race (a top fifteen finish will qualify a rider to the USAC MTB Nationals July 18tn-21st in Bear Creek Resorts PA)
  • Ambc race (double points toward USAC individual national rankings)
  • Over $2,000 in prizes plus over $1,500 in cash to medalists
  • New this year the series will be a best of 7 races, final in Fontana is mandatory and breaks any ties.
  • Note: wave order will be Kids 8:30am Yellow @ 9:30am and White @ 11:30am

altKMC chains is offering to pay your entry fee if you qualify, click on for more details... Podium Payback Program 


TXTsignal.com has offered $100 per event to go to the fastest lap in a selected expert / pro class (each class will be announced prior to the event via the TXTsignal.com message system).
alt First Place Racing.com (the official online registration service for Gone Riding) will be sponsoring the Pro / Expert overall purse which will be paid out at the Banquet in Fontana.

THE CORK & BEAN RESTAURANT in Bryson City will be offering A CARBO PASTA SPECIAL on Saturday Night for all participates of the KNOBSCORCHER EVENT, more details to follow.

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35degrees 24' 22" North - 83degrees 35' 04" West





Arguably the most famous trail system in the East the course is fast and flowing with plenty of climbing, a classic mountain bike event, this year an indiividual time trial will spice up the action.

Directions:  from BrysonCity: take US 19 South for 9 miles, turn right on NC 28 for 5.5 miles, turn right at the sign for 1.5 miles (gravel road). 
Cost:  $2 per user per day  
Lodging Host: Mountain Bear Cabins  866-586-8058   / Smoky mountain getaways  10% discount excluding the cleaning and booking portions.  They'll have to call the office to book as the online booking won't give the discount.   866-586-8058
Lodging - Resort: Fontana Village (800) 849-8858 Please call ahead (828) 498-2211 or (800) 849-2258
Motel: Sleep Inn – Bryson City (9 miles away) (828) 488-0326 rate is $64.99 for Queen double and $59.99 for King bed rooms ask for the Knobscorcher room rate.Camping: Tumbling Waters Campground (828) 479-3814 or www.tumblingwaters.com / Primitive camping at trail head (828) 479-6431 - call ahead as space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis.  Food and restrooms: No food on site (BYOF) restrooms on site.    Phone: Cheoah District: 828-479-6431    Web:
 Course Maps: Individual Time Trial / Yellow Wave (note sport riders will do the 1st right loop alternate clockwise in addtion to the 15 mile loop) / White Wave