This is where you'll find the nitty-gritty details about the
Revenge. From pricing to route instructions, just keep reading.
$75 - Early Registration is open until March 21
$90 - Late Registration is open March 22 - April 11
$100 - Last Minute Registration April 13, 5-8pm
THERE IS NO DAY-OF REGISTRATION ALLOWED!!
Packet Pickup is available at the Syllamo's PREvenge
party on April 13 from 5-8pm @ Gravity BrewWorks and
Saturday, April 14 from 6 - 7:30am at the Start/Finish in Blanchard Springs Recreation Area.
Drop Bags must be in place by 7:30am April 14 in the Start/Finish area.
There is a mandatory pre-race meeting at 7:45am. Event begins at 8am under the ORBEA arch.
Weekend camping in Blanchard Springs is available through BikeReg.com for only $10.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE REVENGE?
APRIL 14, 2018
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area
704 Blanchard Springs Road
Fifty-Six, AR 72533
Approximate Distance to Check Points:
Start - CP1: 15 Miles
CP1 - CP2: 11 Miles
CP2 - CP3: 9 Miles
CP3 - Finish: 14 Miles
Cut Off Times:
CP2 @ Highway 5 Trailhead - 2:00pm.
CP3 @ Bad Branch Trailhead - 3:30pm.
*Cut off times may be adjusted due to conditions to ensure rider safety.
The ride will start and finish at the Big Pavilion in Blanchard Springs Recreation Area. Directions to Blanchard Springs, and the Syllamo Trail Map can be found under the Info tab.
Other than the road to and from the Pavilion to Blanchard Road, your tires will touch pavement only to cross Hwy 5 twice. If you find yourself on a paved surface, you’re off the course. There are a few places in which the loops use short sections of old log roads to connect, but the route will be well marked with colored tape, especially in areas you will be turning onto or off of dirt roads.
The START (Blanchard Campground), is the Red Dot just above the Legend at the lower left section of the trail system map. Blanchard Road is outlined in a thin double black line, and parallels the left side of Jack’s Branch (Yellow) Loop.
Riders will leave the Big Pavilion at Blanchard Springs Campground and travel approximately 2/10ths of a mile, then TURN RIGHT onto Blanchard Road, which is a gated Forest Service Road. You will travel 9/10ths of a mile up Blanchard Road, at an 11% grade, until you TURN RIGHT onto Jack’s Branch Loop (Yellow). This will be the beginning of the single track, and from this point, you will not ride on any dirt road that is not well marked with colored tape, until you return to Blanchard Road, approximately 46 miles later, to return to the campground for the Finish.
Ride Jack’s Branch (Yellow) in a counter clockwise direction. At approximately the ½ mile mark, there will be a 90 degree intersection where the trail drops down into Blanchard Campground. TURN LEFT. DO NOT DROP DOWN INTO BLANCHARD! Approximately 1.7 miles later, another segment of the trail will VEER RIGHT and drop down into Blanchard. STAY LEFT! Proceed on Jack’s Branch (Yellow) until the intersection with the Scrappy Mtn Loop (Blue), and TURN RIGHT on Scrappy Mtn Loop (Blue). You will not pass by the Scrappy Mtn Trail Head at this point, so there will be and unmanned water station at the intersection. (It 4.5 more miles to the first Aid Station).
Proceed on the Scappy Mtn Loop (Blue) until it’s intersection with the Bald Scrappy Loop (Orange). Stay STRAIGHT on Bald Scrappy (Orange), (marked with colored tape) and proceed into the White River Bluff Trail Head, where Aid Station/Check Point #1 will be. All riders must make sure that the workers at Check Point 1 record your number.
Exit the trail head at the bottom right corner of the trail head on the White River Bluff Loop (Green). After a short section, you will come to Townsend Road. You will see a post with the WRB Loop Green Blaze on it straight across the road. DO NOT GO STRAIGHT ACROSS! Stay right on Townsend Road, which will be marked with colored tape, until it makes a right bend at approximately 150 yards, where colored tape on the road will point you RIGHT onto the White River Bluff Loop (Green). The loop will be ridden counter clockwise and return to Townsend Road. Follow the arrows to the RIGHT and then IMMEDIATELY LEFT onto GREEN ROAD for a 50 yard segment to a RIGHT TURN onto the Bald Scrappy Loop (Orange). (The trail is straight across Green Road from the White River Bluff Trail Head.)
Stay on the Bald Scrappy Loop (Orange), which will have two places where the trail has 90 degree turns onto old roads for 30-50 yard segments. Carsonite posts with Orange Blazes mark the turns at all intersections, so be sure to pay close attention. Continue on Bald Scrappy (Orange) to the next intersection, and turn RIGHT onto Scrappy Mtn Loop (Blue). Cross Livingston Creek and continue on the Scrappy Mtn Loop (Blue) and cross AR Hwy 5 into the Hwy 5 Trail Head, and Aid Station/Check Point #2. All riders must make sure that the workers at Check Point 2 Record your number!
Ride STRAIGHT through the Hwy 5 Trail Head, on Scrappy Mtn (Blue) up the gated path until the trail TURNS LEFT into the forest. The trail will come to AR Hwy 5, wher you will go straight across, cross Livingston Creek, and veer to the LEFT. This road will be marked with colored tape, bend to the right, and then TURN LEFT, cross a small creek and head up the mountain. You will have a climb up the Scrappy Mtn Loop (Blue), then cross Green Road to the intersection of the Jack’s Branch Loop (Yellow).
TURN RIGHT on Jack’s Branch Loop (Yellow), which will cross Green Road, and bring you into the Bad Branch Trail Head and Aid Station/Check Point #3. All riders must make sure that the workers at Check Point 3 record your number!
Exit the Bad Branch Trail Head onto the Bad Branch Loop (Red), on the Green Road side of the trail head, and ride the loop in a Counter Clockwise direction. The loop has 4 “bail outs” that turn to the inside and dead end at Green Road. Stay to the RIGHT at each of these bail outs. The Bad Branch Loop (Red) is approximately 13 miles, and will come back into the Bad Branch Trail Head to the final checkpoint. Make sure that the workers at this Check Point record your number too!
Exit the Bad Branch Trail Head onto the Jack’s Branch Loop (Yellow), at the forest side of the trail head, and ride the loop approximately 1.3 miles to intersection with Blanchard Road. (Where you turned off to begin the loop.) TURN RIGHT on Blanchard Road, and descend into Blanchard Springs Campground. TURN LEFT on the Pavement and come back to the Big Pavilion and the FINISH.