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The 6th Annual Rivers Edge Mountain Bike Marathon is a 50 mile mountain bike which will test mountain bikers both mentally and physically.  The race is held at the the Wood Run Mountain Bike Trails in the Uwharrie National Forest.  The race will consist of five laps around a 10 mile loop.  The event will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013.

We are proud to announce the 2013 Rivers Edge Mountain Bike Marathon will benefit:

The Alpha 1 Village exists to care for individuals afflicted with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. The Village will increase awareness of the disease in the medical and public domains, provide educational, counseling and physical support for patients and caregivers.

We are putting together a challenge to find out what area of North and South Carolina has the fastest mountain bikers. Is it the Triad, is it the Triangle, is it Charlotte-Metro Region, is it the mountains or is the two-wheelers from the Palmetto State? The winning area will place the coveted trophy in their respective shop until the 2014 event. Points will be generated for each finish spot in the race and based on the number of participants.  For instance, if there is 25 people in a category, first place will be 25 points, second would 24 and so on.

2012 Battle of the Carolinas Points

2011 Battle of the Carolinas Points

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Shop Sponsors per Region

Sycamore Cycles  WNC Mountains
Triad Mock Orange Bikes
Charlotte Metro QueenCity Bicycles/Bikes East
Triangle/Coast Storm Endurance Sports
Palmetto State Tailwind Multisport

Event Categories

Solo Categories: Open Men**, Open Men 40+**, Open Women**, Single Speed**, Novice Men
Juniors, Masters 50+
Duo Categories: Duo Male, Duo Female, Duo Coed
Corporate Challenge - Up to five teammates

**Turn and Burn Endurance Series Categories

Sweet Trophies and Prizes: Top three Solo and Duo finishers in all event categories will receive custom Rivers Edge Mountain Bike Marathon trophies and sweet prizes from our sponsors.

Those folks who pre-register will receive a
 Rivers Edge Mountain Bike Marathon T-Shirt

Registration will open at 7:00AM and will close 30 minutes prior to race start. To pay via credit card, online registration is available at To mail in an entry to the race, download the USA Cycling MTB release form at:

and mail the form and check to:
Charlotte Sports Cycling
2022 Dembrigh Lane
Charlotte, NC 28262

Online registration will close at 7:00AM Friday morning.

Category  PreReg Day of Event
50 Mile Solo  $60 $70
50 Mile Duo  $120 $140

This exciting event is sanctioned through USA Cycling.  Per our event insurance requirements, all event participants are required to either have an annual USAC mountain bike license or purchase the one-day USAC license for $5 on race day.  All USAC annual license members will be required to show their license at registration.  If you are interested in purchasing an annual license, please visit  


Your registration includes
Racer Pit Stocked w/ Food, drink and cold BEER!
Rivers Edge T-Shirt
Chance to Win Great Prizes From our Sponsors
Chip Timed Event on a Well Marked Race Course
Olde Mecklenburg Beer
Post Race Hot Dog, Hamburger and Beer Party

Online registration with

The course for the 2013 Rivers Edge is going to be a CLOCKWISE loop starting on Wood Run Rd.  The course will proceed to Keyauwee, Supertree, then the Whitetail Trail, the singletrack along Wood Run Rd and finish coming up Wood Run Rd.  The staging area will be located in the field on the right before Wood Run Camp.  Racers pits will be located along Wood Run Rd leading up to the finish line at Wood Run Camp. 


This is an event that is being conducted on the Uwharrie National Forest and is authorized under a Special Use Permit.

USDA Forest Service Nondiscrimination Statement

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service prohibits discrimination in its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

2013 Rivers Edge Results
Overall    Category    Lap Times
2012 Rivers Edge Results
Overall         Category
2011 Rivers Edge Results
Overall    Category    Lap Times
2010 Rivers Edge Results
Overall    Detailed   Summary
2009 Rivers Edge Results
Overall   Age Groups  Divisions
2008 Rivers Edge Results
Ron's Pictures from the 2008 Rivers Edge
Overall Age Groups Solo Overall Laps Age Group Laps Relay Laps

Wood Run Trailhead is located on NC 24/27 between Albemarle and Troy and two miles east of the bridges over Lake Tillery / Pee Dee River.

Uwharrie National Forest Website



CMB events are  organized by Charlotte Sports Cycling.
For additional info, contact Neal Boyd or 704.503.0138