The Blue Ridge Adventure Race, a Regional Championship race in the National Points Series, kicks off at 6 pm Friday night, May 6, in downtown Blue Ridge, GA.
But don't expect to start from there.
"The secret is always using the point-to-point design,” says Jeff Leininger. “Busing teams to a different start location each year and having them race back to Blue Ridge."
Teams will board buses at 5:30 p.m. and the race will start 30 minutes later.
The evening start also makes for a unique experience as darkness will strike early in the race. How quickly the teams adjust to the nighttime navigation early in the race may be the difference maker.
He also loves to put single track in his races. Look for the teams to use the Bull Mountain Trail System—an iconic steep and technical trail system in the region.
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