Escarpment Escape Rough Road Ride  

Pisgah National Forest, NC   

October 23-24, 2015  

    es·carp·ment   əˈskärpmənt/            
       noun: a long, steep slope, especially one at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights.

    Spend 2 days exploring the Linville Gorge and Wilson's Creek Wilderness areas in the Pisgah National Forest, rising from the valley floor at 2,400 feet to 4,354 feet atop the Blue Ridge Parkway. Many miles of Easy Rider and the optional Rough Rider 34 miles of single-track OHV on Brown Mountain ($5/day permit required) are available in the area.

Event Manager: 
Patrick Simmons

Assistant Event Manager: 
Andy Simons

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Registration will open
April 01, 2015

The Roads

Changes in elevation means lots of curves. While we will ride some pavement, this ride is focused on avoiding as much of it as possible. Expect a variety of surfaces and lots of unpaved state and forest service roads. Fill your Escarpment Escape rides with Ms, Vs, Ws and maybe some Xs.

The Rides

Rider Safety and Responsibilities
In addition to requiring the use of a DOT approved helmet on all MTF rides, the MTF RRR Committee strongly encourages the use of Motorcycle specific protective clothing and footwear while participating in any off road event. ATGATT reduces the severity of injuries in an accident and we want every participant in our events to be as safe as possible.

The MTF RRR Committee strongly encourages each participant in our events to self assess their riding style, interests, need for breaks and riding skill level and to keep that assessment in mind when choosing a riding partner or small group (2-4 riders) to ride with at our events. Sharing the road with someone of similar interests and riding style not only makes the ride more enjoyable for you, but safer for everyone.

The third part of safety when riding in remote areas is knowing where you are and how to get out. For this reason each rider should have a GPS device with the routes loaded and be familiar with it's operation and use. Being lost in a maze of endless gravel and dirt roads as darkness descends is a safety issue both for yourself and those who will have to search for you.


Riders are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements.

The Inn At Blue Ridge

Telephone: 828.756.7001

Hotel Details:

15 rooms at our special rate are held at The Inn At Blue Ridge,
  • Eight (8) rooms with a single king size bed
  • Four (4) rooms with two double or full size beds in each. A single or double room is $77.11 per night. Continental breakfast and taxes included with all rooms.

    Call Charlie Z at 828.756.7001 to make reservations.

    Alternate Nearby Lodging

  • Linville Falls Lodge and Cottages
  • Parkview Lodge and Cabins
  • Linville Falls Trailer Lodge and Campground

  • The MTF reserves the right to limit participation for any reason.

    The MTF reserves the right to limit participation for any reason.

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