COMPETITIVE/NON-COMPETITIVE DIVISIONS

Trying to decide which category to register in? The COMPETITIVE + NON-COMPETITIVE with BIKE categories are going to have a CHALLENGING bike component to it on uneven surfaces that cover rocky, rooty and hilly terrain. If your child is not comfortable on the bike or on technical trails, we would HIGHLY suggest that you register them in the NON-COMPETITIVE category WITHOUT bike. All kids will receive a finisher medal regardless of competitive or non-competitive category! If you need to change your team category please email info@racesonline.com so they can assist you with that request before online registration closes on Tuesday, April 26th. After Tuesday, April 26th, please come to packet pickup on Friday at The Mountain Community School for any registration and team updates or changes.

Competitive Division:

  • For experienced racers and competitive kids
  • Timed event with overall finish time and included in results
  • Awards given to top 10 TEAMS in each Age Group Category.
  • Technical/single track miles of mountain bike trails and a longer canoe course (compared to the non-competitive course)
  • Pre-registered teams are guaranteed a race tee
  • Each team member, must have a mountain bike with gears to participate in this category and be experienced at riding their bike on trails.
  • Wave starts with fewer participants starting at the same time (approx 5-7 teams)
  • Must participate with a teammate, each team consists of 2 participants. All team members must start/finish together.

Non-Competitive w/ Bike Division

  • For kids who just want to have a great time and enjoy the experience but are not so worried about overall finish time or place at the race
  • Un-timed
  • Finisher Medals given to all non-competitive participants
  • Pre-registered teams are guaranteed a race tee
  • Each team member, must have a bike to participate in this division (preferred mountain bike, no training wheels)
  • Wave starts with 12-15 teams starting at the same time.
  • Must participate with a teammate, each team consists of 2 participants. All team members must start/finish together.

Non-Competitive No Bike Division

  • For kids who just want to have a great time and enjoy the experience but are not so worried about overall finish time or place at the race and either do not have a bike or wish to do the bike portion of the event
  • Un-timed
  • Finisher Medals given to all non-competitive participants
  • Pre-registered teams are guaranteed a race tee
  • Does not have to have a mountain bike to participate
  • Wave starts with 12-15 teams starting at the same time.
  • Must participate with a teammate, each team consists of 2 participants. All team members must start/finish together.
  • Note: You and your teammate BOTH have to be part of the same division.




Looking for a mountain bike to ride at the GNAR? Contact Sycamore Cycles in Hendersonville, they can help you out!






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