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Apparel brand Dirtball has announced the inaugural “Pedal 2 The People Tour Fueled by Monster Energy,” a three-stop regional North Carolina mountain bike series that will award a $10,000 purse and championships in five divisions.
The dates are Saturday, Brunswick Nature Park, Leland; Sept. 15, Harris Lake County Park, New Hill; Oct. 13, The Bicycle Post Trail, Greenville.
Round 1 will be at Brunswick County Nature Park in Leland. The tour this year will include a 25-mile short-track race a 35-mile cross-country race and a six-hour endure as the season finale for Pro/Expert riders. North Carolina-based Dirtball this concept as a way to highlight the talents of regionally-based mountain bikers as well as to promote the importance of mountain bike trails and environmental awareness in the Carolinas.
“Last year our 2 Piece & Biscuit Skate Tour was a huge success with over 275 entries and some truly awesome skating so we decided to branch out this fall and add a mountain bike series that will have the same fun atmosphere,” said Joe Fox, president of Dirtball. “We are very excited about this year’s tour. Fall in the Carolinas is a beautiful time of the year. We are proud to have created what will be the only Southeast mountain bike tour of its kind with this size purse and format.”
For more information, sign-up sheets, judging and division information about Dirtball’s “Pedal 2 The People Tour Fueled by Monster Energy,” visit www.dirtballfashion.com.