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Race Description: 

The Iron Mountain 100K (54 miles actually) is a back-country endurance mountain bike event which takes place in the Mount Rogers
National Recreation Area. The race course will have you rolling on singletrack, doubletrack, and fireroads. The course map will give you a good idea of locations of all aid stations, roadways, etc...

Web Site: www.mountaintouring.com

Entry Fee: 

Early $80, Reg $100, Late $120
--No Refunds--
Transfer to another person $30 - 30 days prior to event only.
Transfer to another person $50 - within 30 days of the race.
We do not carryover entries to another year

Registration: Link

Registration Limit: 250

Date/Time: June 24th, 2018 – 8:00 am Sunday

Venue Location: Damascus, VA

Awards: 

Payout:  Cash Payout top 3 Overall male and female. 1st $250, 2nd $200, 3rd $150 - 4th and 5th place will receive comped Iron Mountain entry for 2019.

Trail Description: The race course will have you rolling on singletrack, doubletrack, and fireroads. Some great climbing and challenging descents to test your endurance and skills. The course map will give you a good idea of locations of all aid stations, roadways, etc...

Aid Station Info:

Aid Station #1: Located at exit of Beartree Gap Trail
Station supplies will be Water, HEED, Coke, Mechanical Support and it is the #1 DROP BAG STATION
Aid Station#2: Located at the bottom of Jerrys Creek Trail
Station supplies will be a full service stop- Water, HEED, Coke, Food, and Mechanical Support.
Aid Station #3:  Located at Skulls Gap off Rt. 600 at the Iron Mountain Trail crossing
Station supplies will be a full service stop- Water, HEED, Coke, Food, and Mechanical Support. Aid #3 will be a Drop Bag Station!
Aid Station #4: Located at the bottome of Chesnut Ridge Trail
Station supplies will be Water, HEED, Coke, and Mechanical Support.

Driving Directions: 

From I-81 North: 
- Take exit 19 at Abingdon
- Take a right on Rt. 11 and pick up Rt. 58 (Jeb Stuart Highway) South East towards Damascus
From I-81 South:
-Take exit 29 for VA-91 towards Glade Spring/Damascus for 0.2 Miles
-Turn Left onto VA-91 S/Maple St and keep on VA-91 S untill you reach the town of Damascus, VA

Venue Googlemaps Link:  Link

Course Map: Link

Camping: 

Saturday camping is located adjacent to the historic Damascus Old Mill and Inn at the corner of N. Reynolds and W. Imboden Streets. Sunday morning check in and the location of the start and finish is in the town park pavilion 3 blocks away on South Beaver Dam Avenue just past the big red caboose. Here is a great link  to the locations in town or you can preview the Googlemaps link.

Lodging: 

Damascus Inn, Damascus Area Lodging

Places to Visit: : A little about the area of Damascus. They call Damascus "Trail Town" because the Appalachian Trail and the Creeper Trail pass right through the historic downtown. Damascus is the southermost point on the Virginia Mountain Bike Trail.

Press Coverage: 

Video: Iron Mountain 100k