The Mountain Sports Festival to End After 18 Years

After 18 great years of celebrating and sharing with the community the amazing and abundant outdoor offerings and activities that are found in Western North Carolina, we’ve decided to shutter the Mountain Sports Festival.

We certainly appreciate the support of the community, our vendors, event producers, event participants, musical acts, and sponsors over the years, such as Prestige Subaru, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Diamond Brand Outdoors, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Pisgah Brewing, Hi-Wire Brewing, and New Belgium Brewing.

Please keep an eye out for many of the independently run sporting events that have been part of the MSF, such as the Mountain Disc Golf Experience, Downriver Dash SUP race, and the Asheville Ultimate Youth Tournament,  as they will still happen without us. Please support them!

We encourage all of Asheville  to use the 2019 Memorial Weekend to get outside with friends and family and experience the mountains of Western North Carolina. Get on that mountain bike, road bike, cyclocross bike, stand up paddleboard, kayak, canoe, or Bellyak. Lace up those running shoes, trail shoes, climbing shoes, or hiking shoes. Load up the car with your camping gear and furry friends, strap the kids into their car seats, and make some memories in the mountains.  That is what we will be doing!

The MSF Board

January 19, 2019

Mountain Sports Festival

2018 EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday / May 25, 2018

Mountain Disc Golf Experience Random Draw Doubles – Sandhill DGC

2:30 pm – On-site sign up

3:00 pm – Partner Draw Starts

!!! CANCELLED !!! AVLCX MSF Friday Night Kross Kickoff – Carrier Park

!!! Cancelled due to wet course conditions !!!

Asheville Ultimate Club: 2018 Mountain Sports Fest Youth Open – Carrier Park

5:00 pm – Throwing Clinic

7:00 pm – Showcase Game

Saturday / May 26, 2018

!!! CANCELLED !!! Dirty Asphalt Urban Assault – Carrier Park (w/ help from

Pisgah SORBA)

!!! CANCELLED DUE TO WET TRAILS !!!

7:00 am – Packet Pick Up at Mountain Sports Festival Athletes Tent

Collier Lilly Ride for NCOBS – Wedge at Foundation

8:30 am – Half Century 50 Mile ride

NC Climbing Challenge (Smoky Mountain Adventure Center)

9:00 am – Climbing starts

4:00 pm – Climbing ends

Down River Dash – French Broad River (Glen Bridge Park)

9:00 am – Shuttle Leaves from SMAC to Glen Bridge Park

9:30 am – Registration Check in at Glen Bridge Park

10:00 am – Race start

Asheville Beer Mile – Carrier Park

12:30 pm – Beer Mile Check In at the Athlete booth

1:00 pm – Beer Mile Start

2:00 pm – Beer Mile Awards from the Main Stage

Bellyak for a Cause Race – French Broad River (Hominy Creek)

2:00 pm – Race Start – Hominy put-in

!!! CANCELLED !!! Dancing Trees SUP Yoga Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga – Hominy Creek

1:00 pm – First session

3:00 pm – Second session

Festival Frenzy 5K and 1K Fun Run – Carrier Park

4:00 pm – Packet Pick-up at Athlete Tent

6:00 pm – 5K Start

6:15 pm – 1K Start

7:00 pm – Award Ceremony

Asheville Ultimate Club: 2018 Mountain Sports Fest Youth Open – Carrier Park/Memorial Stadium

10:00 am – 7:00 pm – High School Tournament

7:00 pm – Showcase Game

Mountain Disc Golf Experience PDGA Sanctioned Singles – Sandhill DGC

TBD – Schedule

!!! CANCELLED !!! Asheville Street & Dirt King of the Mountain Spring BMX Street Jam – Carrier Park

10:00 am

Sunday / May 27, 2018

8:30 am – Packet Pick Up

10:00 am – Race Start

1:00 pm – Awards from the Main Stage

!!! CANCELLED !!! Dancing Trees SUP Yoga Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga – Hominy Creek

1:00 pm – First session

3:00 pm – Second session

Rumble on the River (track/criterium bike race)- Carrier Park

Times are a guideline with only the first start time being firm.  Please allow ample time for parking at the venue; it’s a festival after all. Racers may enter as many events as they are eligible for.

1:45 pm – Kids 10 and under fun race ( All bikes are welcome)

2:00 pm – Criterium  4/5 @ 25 laps

2:25 pm – Fixed Gear B; Fixed Gear A – Miss and Out

3:00 pm – Criterium 35+ 1-4 @ 30 laps

3:30 pm – Fixed Gear B; Fixed Gear A – Scratch Race

4:00 pm – Criterium  3/4  @ 35 laps

4:30 pm – Criterium 1-3 @ 40 laps

5:00 pm – Criterium Women 1-4 @ 25 laps

Asheville Ultimate Club: 2018 Mountain Sports Fest Youth Open – Carrier Park

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Middle School Tournament

3:00 pm – Community Pickup

Mountain Disc Golf Experience PDGA Sanctioned Singles – Sandhill DGC

TBD – Schedule

WNC Disc Golf Association Urban Skins Elite Player Showcase- South Slope

TBD – Schedule

2018 Events

Kids Events!

Mountain Sports Festival has fun for the whole family!!
The Kids Zone will have a bounce house, toddler safari , giant double slide, face painting, bubbles, balloons, corn hole, healthy snacks and more!

We appreciate our 2018 Sponsors!

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