You know all about the Pop Up Binge…
What’s the Hot Binge?
A SELF SUPPORTED ride that forms with very little notice with a Show & Go start where riders choose their own adventure routes that happens in the SUMMER! What?!
That’s right. Brent, Jamie and Waylon will be in WNC this summer and they want to Binge with you.
Like the PUB, we will spread out and enjoy all that the WNC Cycling scene has to offer.
- No fee to participate (but a charitable contribution is suggested)
- No route markings.
- No SAG support.
- No Rest Stops.
- Brent, Jamie and Waylon Bookwalter? YES!
- Road, Gravel, AND MTB route options? YES!
- Celebrate the end of your ride with food and beer? YES!
- Prizes? YES!
Saturday July 30, 2022
Start Time: 8:00 AM (or whenever you choose)
Finish Time: Up to you
Old Fort Ride House, 59 Commerce St, Old Fort NC
Like last year, Kitsbow and the Old Fort Ride House will host the start where Espresso, coffee, water, and snacks will be available for purchase.
All routes begin and end at the Old Fort Ride House where there is ample parking. You can choose to start and finish your ride from the Ride House or anywhere along your chosen route.
There are multiple routes to choose from including road, gravel, and MTB. Some routes are long and challenging, some are short and sweet, and some fall somewhere in the middle.
You may choose to ride one of the routes provided, combine elements of more than one route, or make up your own route.
The routes will not be marked. There will be no rest stops along the routes. There will be no SAG drivers roving the routes. There will be no first responders stationed on the routes.
The Bookwalter Binge PUB has raised over $71,000 for land conservation and other non-profit organizations. For the Hot Binge, we are partnering with Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina to support land conservation efforts in and around the Hot Binge routes. Specifically, we are asking all Bingers to contribute to the Catawba Meadows MTB Trail Project that is already underway and partially funded for completion. We need your help to get this project to the finish line.
SPECIAL Incentive to Give Back
The first 100 Bingers to make a contribution to support completion of the Catawba Meadows MTB Trail Project will receive a claim ticket for one, amazing, delicious Sunshine Sammies ice cream sandwich.
Contributions made through the website prior to the event get first dibs on sammies so don’t delay…who knows if there will be any tickets left by event day.
Lunch & Beer
At the end of your ride, Kitsbow will treat you to a free beverage (samples of Hillman craft beer, iced tea, coffee, etc…). Grab & Go food, espresso, and specialty coffee drinks will be available for purchase.
A more substantial lunch can be found:
Foothills Local Meats grilling station located onsite at the Old Fort Ride House and just around the corner at Hillman Beer (pro-tip – you can get take out food AND beer and dine on any of the picnic tables)
Host of the Hot Binge, Kitsbow is giving Bingers 20% off Brent’s Top Picks. As a retired pro cyclists, we can all imagine how tough he is on his gear, and he’s been putting his gear to work for years, and it still looks like new.
Use Code HOTBINGE for 20% Off the collection of Brent’s all-time favorite Kitsbow pieces.