Savage CX – Appalachian Grinder Series Race #4

Registration is OPEN! Set your calendar for August 13th, 2016. TRAIN UP!

ROUTE CW for 2016!!

This amazing scenic course will be clockwise from Southmountain Children’s Home.

Race #4 in the Appalachian Grinder Series

Savage CX 2016

August 13, 2016

Race #4 of the Appalachian Grinder Series!savage_cx2016-01


Savage CX is held in one of the few designated Wilderness areas in North Carolina, it is wild and scenic. Often called the Grand Canyon of North Carolina you will be in for a treat as you circumnavigate the gorge and push yourself to the base of Table Rock Mountain. There will be at least 2 rest stops along the route and a wonderful meal at the end.


Course inspired by coach Sonni Dyer Studio 7 Multisport



August 13th 2016 9am start, USFS permit approved


Registration / packet pickup open Friday from 5pm to 8pm, Saturday 7:30am to 8:30am. Drop bags will be transported to the rest stops. Register early at the Its Your Race link at the bottom of the page to guarantee memorabilia.


Start / End location Southmountain Children and Family Services
7330 Myrtle Drive Nebo, NC 28761

(828) 758-4257



Camping will be available on site for those interested in traveling up on Friday.


$70 online through Fri Aug 12th 10am
$80 day of   Open Fri Aug 12th 5pm – 8pm & Sat Aug 13th 7:30am – 8:30am

Traveling from out of town?

Camping! We have a field area at our disposal so for those out of towners that would prefer to drive up Friday evening, throw a tent in the car and crash with us.

Mandatory Gear

Red rear light, helmet, awesome attitude

Recommended Gear

Pump/compressed air, tube/patches, layers for inclement weather, your favorite post ride beverage


Rules / Guidelines


Savage CX – CW

Course is CW this year! This will allow for a nice warm up climb right out of the gate.

Rest stops at 17 / 31 miles will be fully stocked and you may send a drop bag to each of these stops.

Elevation gain is at 7,000ft.

This course is extremely rough (tires = high volume/low pressure > low volume/high pressure)

Bike recommendations would be CX or Gravel bike with big tires or 29er

Bring spare tubes

Register Here 



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