Glory Hound Events Announces The Inaugural Fire Mountain Inferno XC & Enduro Weekend

Fire Mountain Trail System In Cherokee, NC

Photo by Lori Galbert

The inaugural Fire Mountain Inferno XC & Enduro Weekend will take place June 16-17 on the Fire Mountain Trails in Cherokee, NC. Just 50 miles west of Asheville, NC, the Fire Mountain Inferno XC & Enduro Weekend is two days of cross country and enduro mountain bike racing for all levels of experience. The Fire Mountain Trails system is a newly constructed network of trails with more than 10.5 miles total winding through the Qualla Boundary in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Saturday’s event will feature a day of Enduro racing for beginner through expert. Sunday’s events will feature a day of cross-country racing. All races will start at the Cherokee Fairgrounds and begin with a climb on pavement to the trailhead. Every participant will receive a commemorative shirt and special gift, as well as cash prizes and other awards for Top 3 males and females in all levels. The start/finish area will also include a food and beverage tent for all participants, beer from local brewers, coffee and food trucks for spectators and booths from vendors and sponsors.

Cherokee, North Carolina is located just 1 hour from Asheville, two hours from Knoxville, TN and 3 hours from metro Atlanta GA, Charlotte NC and Greenville SC.

Additional race details for the Inaugural Fire Mountain Inferno XC & Enduro Weekend can be found on the Glory Hound Event website.

Registration opens February 01, 2018 for both days.

Register For the Inaugural Fire Mountain Inferno XC & Enduro Weekend


Directions to the Fire Mountain Inferno XC & Enduro Weekend

From Asheville, NC: (approximately 1 hour) 
Take I-40 west to exit 27 (Great Smoky Mountains Expressway). Continue west on U.S. 74 past Waynesville, Sylva, and Dillsboro to exit 74, Cherokee. U.S.Hwy 441 will take you into Cherokee. Turn right on US Hwy 19. Turn left at first traffic light – Tsali Boulevard. The Cherokee Fairgrounds are approximately .3 miles on the left.

From Knoxville, TN (approximately 2 hours) 
Take I-40 east into North Carolina to exit 27 (Great Smoky Mountains Expressway). Continue west on U.S. 74 beyond Waynesville, Sylva, and Dillsboro to exit 74, Cherokee. U.S. Hwy 441 will take you into Cherokee. Turn right on US Hwy. 19. Turn left at first traffic light – Tsali Boulevard. The Cherokee Fairgrounds are approximately .3 miles on the left.

From Atlanta, GA (approximately 2.5 hours) 
Take I-85 north to I-985 which becomes U.S. 23 north, and eventually becomes U.S. 23/441 north. You will travel through the towns of Clayton, GA, Franklin, NC, and Dillsboro, NC. Just beyond Dillsboro, take U.S. 74 (Great Smoky Mountains Expressway) west to exit 74, Cherokee. U.S.Hwy 441 will take you into Cherokee. Turn left at first traffic light – Tsali Boulevard. The Cherokee Fairgrounds are approximately .3 miles on the left.


About Glory Hound Events

Glory Hound Events was started in 2006, initially managing the historic Bele Chere 5K. Shortly after that first year the Lake Logan Triathlon was introduced and eventually became a part of the Lake Logan Multisport Festival. Glory Hound Events is now the largest endurance event management company in the Western North Carolina region, producing an average of twelve events annually. In addition to producing its own events and those for a variety of clients, Glory Hound Events offers consulting services for events outside of Western North Carolina looking to take theirs to the next level.