Written by dmock


Race Description:  The course starts and finishes on the beautiful grounds of Montaluce Winery in the North Georgia mountains.   After a neutral start racers will get a nice warm-up on dirt roads before hitting the first major climb up to Cooper Gap. After some more rolling along the ridge on gravel (look up at the views!) a super fast and slightly technical dirt/gravel road descent will take you to the first section of singletrack.   From there on out racers will encounter fast and flowy singletrack and doubletrack with some short sections of gravel road to link it all together.   You will encounter another longish climb up Bull Mountain discount the many rollers on the course...the climbing adds up!   The 100 mile course will turn left onto another gravel road with less climbing for a slightly different loop 2 (you will not go up to Cooper Gap twice).   The singletrack sections will be mostly the same as lap 1 so go ahead and rail it. There is a couple miles of road to get you back to the winery for the finish and the big party (beer, food, and prizes included). If you are not up for the 100 mile race there is also a 50 mile version.   We welcome you to also enjoy the Fool's Gold Adventure Run (5km/10km) the next day at Montaluce Winery.

Web Site:  Fool’s Gold 100

Registration Register Here, limit 500

Date/Time: Saturday September 20, 2014, 7:00am

Location: Montaluce Winery, Dahlonega, GA

Trail Description: A mix of fast and flowy singletrack, some mildly technical (rooty) sections, short and steep climbs, and a couple longer more gradual climbs. Typical Southeast singletrack with some opportunities to see beautiful views, creeks, and waterfalls.

Directions: www.montaluce.com

Googlemaps Link: Googlemaps Link

Course Map: Flickr photos

Facilities: No showers on site. There is a hose to rinse off after the race. There is also a pool (you must be cleaned off to enter and no glass or alcohol is allowed in the pool area). The winery and wine tasting room hours are posted at montaluce.com

Lodging: Lodging

Places to Visit: Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Getaway in Ellijay, GA for miles and miles of fantastic trails, great food, and people.

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