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190826 Iron Furnace Challenge (Mountain Bike Race)
The Iron Furnace Challenge is a mountain bike race in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. The race is held on 16,000 acres on the Blue Ridge Scout Reservation. Mountain Bikers of all levels are invited to participate in the beginner, intermediate, and expert races. Come ride the great trails that are ordinarily closed to mountain bikers.
Beginner Race (Gravel and Single Track Trail) 10 Miles
Starting time: 9:20 AM
Intermediate Race (Cross Country style singletrack w/ technical downhill) 19 Miles
Starting time: 9:10 AM
Expert Race (Double Cross Country style race with technical climbing and downhill) 34 Miles '
Aid stations will be placed along the course for rider convenience.
$30.00 Early Admission by July 20th
$35.00 by August 10th
$40.00 after August 10th
Date And Time
Sat, August 24, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
2400 Max Creek Road
Hiwassee, VA 24347
Winter Camp - Camp Nordic Eagle
We hope you are prepared to experience Claytor Lake Aquatics Base in a completely different way! Camp Nordic Eagle is dedicated to providing a one-of-a-kind camping experience in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, with emphasis on Eagle required merit badges and merit badges that you can’t find anywhere else!
Camp Nordic Eagle is entirely provisional which means that our most experienced camp staff will provide all adult leadership; additionally, this camp is only open to Scouts 13 years of age or older and is designed to meet the needs of Scouts as they work toward Eagle. At Camp Nordic Eagle, you will experience state-of-the-art facilities, a real polar bear plunge, robots and more!
All participants will be quartered in heated cabins and most merit badge classes will take place indoors.
Registration opens on June 1. Register by September 31 to receive $20 off the cost of camp. The camp is limited to the first 100 fully paid participants.
Download the Participants' Guide for complete information and a tentative merit badge schedule.
Download the Registration Form and submit via email or mail.