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Our multi-year experience starts with a 4th grade student in need of the camp experience. All it takes is $150 to enroll a student in a journey that will last a lifetime. 

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Camplify
P.O. Box 751
Hendersonville, NC 28793

Kristin Dunn, Executive Director
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Thank you for a fabulous 2017 Gear Grinder race. Photos and information about the event are on our event Facebook page. More photos can be found in this album.

 

 

Hunter

The Hunter Subaru Gear Grinder is a 6-hour mountain bike race held on the professionally designed Todd Branham trails at Camp Fallling Creek.


Event Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Host: Falling Creek Camp, Tuxedo, NC

RACE REGISTRATION:
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RACE DESCRIPTION:

Recent map of the 2017 course here 
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 2017 race omits the three mile climb from past years. Elevation change is approximately 900' with a total of a 4.5 mile loop. Racers on teams will be happy to hear that this course allows for a more "relay-style" than the past two years. 

The singletrack/logging road ascent has been replaced. The course is away from any live roads and flows through single-track weaving between camp cabins and activity areas on trails. The course traverses 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.


RULES:

Register as an individual, duo, or team. Bike as many laps as possible within 6 hours. Individuals will continue doing laps, while teams will “pass the wood cookie” at the staging area. Only one teammate permitted on the course at a time. The individual, duo, and team to complete the most laps (in the shortest time) within the 6 hours wins.


SCHEDULE:

Friday, April 21
• On-Site Registration: 3:00pm to 6:00pm
• Pre-ride Course: 3:00pm to 6:00pm

 

Saturday, April 22
• On-Site Registration: 8:00am to 9:00am
• Mandatory Race Meeting: 9:30am
• Race: 10:00am to 4:00pm
• Awards supper with Bojangles and a race number raffle: 4:00pm


REGISTRATION:
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• Online registration will be available through April 20, 2017 by clicking the link above. The event is capped at 300 racers to ensure a great race experience.  
• On-site registration will be available if space permits for an additional $10.
• Each racer must sign a Race Waiver prior to being issued a race number.
• Registration transfers must be emailed to the promoter by April 20. Rider substitutions will not be considered after the 20th deadline.


LOCATION/PARKING:
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• GPS Address: 2900 Green River Rd. Additional directions and details: Falling Creek Camp website
• Parking/Staging Area: Follow signs and volunteer directions after turning.


HELPFUL INFORMATION:
• Entry fees include post-race supper.
• Entrants must be present to win Race Number Raffle held during Awards Ceremony.
• Field Limit of 300 Racers.
• Food: Participants must bring their own race nutrition. Water will be provided.

 

Find out what’s happening at Camplify by reading our current and past newsletters.

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Executive Committee

Tammy Simpkins, President
Accountant, Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County

Chris Burns, Immediate Past President and Treasurer
Partner, Summit Marketing Group

Jodi Grabowski, Vice President 
Physician Liaison & Community Outreach, Park Ridge Health


Nicola Barksdale, Secretary
Vice President Business Banker, First Citizens Bank

Board Members

Tim Bell
Owner, Green River Adventures and The Gorge

Dollie Halford
Financial Advisor, Dixon-Hughes-Goodman Wealth Advisors

Will Hendricks
CIC, Morrow Insurance Agency, Inc.

George Howell
Director Emeritus

Sara Huffman
Administrative Director, Green River Preserve

Marcus Jones
Director of Engineering, Henderson County

Kellie Kanipe, CPA
Manager, JPS

Kiki Matthews
Community Volunteer

Claire Moss
Owner, Claire Moss Photography

Rick Prudhomme
Marketing Professional, PDI

Martha Sloan
School Counselor, Hendersonville Elementary School

Starr Teel
Owner, Hubba-Hubba BBQ

Staff

Kristin Dunn, Executive Director

WELCOME TO CAMPLIFY

 

Camplify uses a series of camp-based and experiential learning programs to teach kids-in-need the life skills required to succeed and become the leaders of tomorrow.

Students enter our programs in the 4th grade and begin to learn about responsibility, respect, ethics, collaboration, goal-setting, and more. Watch out world, here they come: the responsible leaders of tomorrow that you've been looking for.

fish

I Caught A Fish
& Learned Patience

paddling

I Paddled A Boat
& Learned Teamwork

rock climbing

I Climbed A Mountain
& Learned Perseverance

archery

I Shot An Arrow
& Learned Goal Setting