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Hellhole Gravel Grind Stage Race and 1-Day Race & Ride

September 14, 2018 - September 16, 2018

$80.00 - $110.00

Race Notes and Information
The Hellhole Gravel Grind Prologue, 2-Day Stage Race, 1-Day Race, and 1-Day Ride will take place on the gravel roads in and around Hellhole Swamp in the Francis Marion National Forest just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. The forest is named for the revolutionary war hero Francis Marion, who was known to the British as the Swamp Fox. He used these swamps, creeks and forest areas to ambush and hide from the British and was depicted in the movie “The Patriot”.

Race Notes and Information
The Hellhole Gravel Grind Prologue, 2-Day Stage Race, 1-Day Race, and 1-Day Ride will take place on the gravel roads in and around Hellhole Swamp in the Francis Marion National Forest just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. The forest is named for the revolutionary war hero Francis Marion, who was known to the British as the Swamp Fox. He used these swamps, creeks and forest areas to ambush and hide from the British and was depicted in the movie “The Patriot”.


Event Schedule:
Friday, September 14, 2018                Saturday, September 15, 2018                            Sunday, September 16, 2018
Start Time: 6:30 pm                                Start Time: 9:00am                                                 Start Time: 9:00am
6-Mile Prologue* (optional**)                  Day 1 of 2-Day stage race start                             Day 2 of 2-Day stage race start
Time Trial style start @ 30sec.              1-Day, 75 mile race start                                         Location:
Interval.  Front & Rear Lights                 1-Day, 45 mile ride start                                          Witherbee Ranger Station
will be required to compete.                    (start groups may be staggered)
Location:                                                   Location:
Witherbee Ranger Station                       Witherbee Ranger Station

 * The Prologue event is open to all. Time bonuses will be awarded based on finishing time and will be subtracted from the racers total time for the event entered.
** The prologue event is optional to all racers. 

 

Course information  and routes will be published no more than 14 days prior to the event

One stocked aid station will be available on each day’s course and limited support will be provided along the courses. To say this area is remote is an understatement.  Bring with you what you think you may need for before, during, and after the race.

Lodging:
Wyndham Garden Inn Mount Pleasant
1330 Stuart Engals Blvd.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
PH: 843.352.5100

KOA Kampground
3157 Highway 17 North
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
PH: 843.849.5177

https://www.bikereg.com/hellhole-gravel-grind

Questions:        E-mail:  racedirector@mtpleasantvelo.org
Website:           www.mtpleasantvelo.org
Facebook:        Hellhole Gravel Grind Stage Race

Please visit www.mtpleasantvelo.org  for more information, rules and to download the Racer’s Hellhole Event Guide.

The Hellhole Gravel Grind is being held under a special use permit issued by the Francis Marion National Forest.

Details

Start:
September 14, 2018
End:
September 16, 2018
Cost:
$80.00 - $110.00
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/HellholeGravelGrindStageRace/

Organizer

Mount Pleasant Velo
Email:
racedirector@mtpleasantvelo.org
Website:
www.mtpleasantvelo.org

Other

Distance
150 miles, 75 miles, 42 miles

Venue

Witherbee Ranger Station
2421 Witherbee Road
Cordesville, SC 29434 United States
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