The Gear Grinder is a 6-hour mountain bike race held on the professionally designed Todd Branham trails at Camp Fallling Creek. Bike along the exclusive, private trails of Falling Creek Camp in a 6-hour relay. Do it alone, with a partner, or team. These are trails “like you read about in a magazine”, professionally designed by Todd Branham of Blue Ridge Adventures.
The gravel climb has been replaced with a singletrack/logging road ascent leading up to camp. The course flows through single-track weaving between camp cabins and activity areas on trails named Reptar and Toad’s Turnpike. Racers drop down the mountain on Ridgeline Trail. From Ridgeline, the course traverses Green River Trail back to the staging area.
This event typically corresponds with Blue Ridge Mountain Bike Festival so be sure to check out vendors and Expo events.