Sunday, May 9, 2010

Festival of the Trails

I am a little sorry that I already sent in registration for Black Hills Fat Tire Festival. Was holding the weekend of June 5-6 for opening of Adams Park. But it looks like that will be later. So, I am looking at attend the CAMBA Festival of the Trails in Hayward (NW), Wisconsin.

Of course, that means consecutive weekends of dirt riding festivals. And they are over 700 miles apart, both over 500 miles from my house.

Now, I have attended all 3 previous BHFTF in Rapid City. That festival has become more and more race oriented. Matter of fact, I was not going to attend BHFTF this year, but decided I need to get out of the area for a trip.

CAMBA Festival of the Trails is riding trails, food, beverages, riding trails, video fest, riding skills workshop, riding trails, raffle, and swag (Did I mention riding trails, No Race?). Sounds like a nice weekend.

Oh, yeah, and June I head to South Carolina for my Army Reunion. Opportunity to check out the SouthEast trails.

On the other side, what the hell, I have earned it. Since my last trip over Thanksgiving, I have been in the hospital twice for biopsies, over 7 weeks of 5x a week radiation treatments, and when done, 11 weeks of 1x a week chemo treatments.


Joshua Stamper said...

I would suggest The Overmountain Victory Trail/Warrior Creek in Wilkesboro, NC (an hour north of Charlotte)It will change your life! If you are coming across on I-40 You should definitely hit Bent Creek In Asheville, NC (ask a local how to get up to the Greens-lick trail).
I would also recommend The Trails at Dupont State Forest. Pisgah also has a plethora of great trails, but these tend to be pretty gnarly.
If you need maps for these areas, just drop me a line, as its my old stomping grounds

NaugaBike said...

Thanks for the info. Riding at Bent Creek was on my agenda.

I have the National Geographic maps for the area and have downloaded maps of Bent Creek, Tsali. Tanasi, and FATS.

As I mentioned to you, planning to check in at BioWheels when I get into Asheville. Anything you can recommend would be appreciated.

Thinking of spending some time at Biltmore. Time in the Smoky's (drive tour, hiking, maybe the bike ride on the loop).