TURKEY SHUFFLE FUNDRAISING BIKE RIDE & RUN!
November 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$47
LUCKY 13, Y’ALL! 2023 WILL BE OUR 13TH ANNUAL TURKEY SHUFFLE!
AGAIN THIS YEAR WE HAVE ENTRY CATEGORIES (AND WEIGHTED POINTS) FOR RUNNERS/HIKERS, GEARED BIKE CYCLISTS, SINGLESPEEDERS, AND EBIKES!
Here’s how it works, you prolly know the drill by now –
You will have 5 hours. That’s it. All riders and runners/hikers will be required to pedal or run under their own power to designated locations throughout the Chattahoochee National Forest. Destinations in this “scavenger hunt” are unknown until the morning of the race. Maps will be handed out about 5 minutes prior to start with destinations and their point value! You’ll have ~5 minutes to make a strategy, form alliances, and get ready to roll out!
DIAL UP THE DIFFICULTY FOR MORE POINTS! *NEW SCORING SYSTEM*
E-Bike Riders: Every point is worth HALF the face value
Geared Bike Riders: Every point is worth face value
Singlespeed Bike Riders: Every point is worth face value PLUS a 3-ticket bonus for each location visited
Runners/Hikers: Every point is worth DOUBLE the face value
Example: If the Potato Patch is worth 5 points- Ebike riders get 2.5 points, geared bike riders get 5, singlespeeders get 8, and runners get 10!
Riders/Runners will take a picture of themselves or their bike highlighting a trail feature of the specific location in order to earn points. For every point earned, each rider will receive a raffle ticket to put towards the prize or prizes of their choosing.
Each of this year’s awesome prizes will be raffled off individually. The more tickets you acquire the better chance you have of winning a prize.
Tickets will NOT be available for purchase, you may only accumulate tickets by reaching as many locations as possible within the given time period.
Timeline of Events –
9:00am – 9:30am – Check-In / Registration in the OFFICE.
9:45am – Pre-Ride/Run meeting OUTSIDE of The Barn to receive maps of the area and the designated locations which riders will seek for point values. The difficulty of accessing the destinations determines the point value. Your mode of transportation can increase (or decrease) the points you earn!
10:00am – The event begins at 10:00am SHARP, leaving you with 5 hours to make it to checkpoints throughout the Cohuttas. By combining certain locations, bonuses will be awarded. All riders will have until 3:00pm to reach as many points as possible. For each minute you are late ½ point will be deducted from the riders score!
3:30pm – The Raffle will take place accompanied by a Mulberry Gap homemade chili dinner (meat and veggie options available), cornbread and dessert. Participants 21+ will receive 2 Terrapin Beers included in the event!
**Lunch will be available as early as 2:00pm and will be offered until food runs out. We ask all participants (unless staying overnight) be off premises no later than 5:30pm.
Remember cabins and camping fill up fast this time of year so make your reservations well ahead of time. We have our big Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday night, so consider checking in Thursday for a long weekend getaway including the holiday dinner and the shuffle event. <3
Feel free to extend an invitation to all of your mountain biking friends and family for some great riding and holiday fun. We look forward to seeing you at the Turkey Shuffle.
This is a Fundraiser for the North Georgia Mountain Bike Association (formerly known as the Ellijay Mountain Bike Association) and Gilmer Cartecay Youth Mountain Bike Team (our local NICA team!)
Registration — Proceeds will be donated to our local SORBA chapter and GCA team!
Adult – $47.00 — includes parking, access to bathhouse facilities, showers, Wi-Fi, lunch (not optional) and donation.
Child – $35.00 — includes parking, access to bathhouse facilities, showers, Wi-Fi, lunch (not optional) and donation.
RSVP at least 48 hours in advance to guarantee yourself food and the pre-registration price!
WALK INS ON EVENT DAY WILL BE WELCOME, BUT WILL BE CHARGED AN INCREASED RACE DAY FEE OF $67/ADULT AND $55/CHILD.