Pisgah National Forests officials issued an alert today for motorists planning to visit the Pisgah Ranger District this Saturday.
Today's notice said that motorists should be aware of the Pisgah 111K Mountain Bike Race and associated heavy bicycle traffic scheduled for this Saturday, May 19th.
Affected roads include FSR (Forest Service Road) 1206 (Yellow Gap Road), FSR 5000 (Wash Creek Road), and FSR 476 (South Mills River Road). Motorists should expect heavy bicycle traffic between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The racers are aware that the roads are not closed to traffic and have been asked to keep right and ride single file. However, please use caution while driving a motor vehicle in these areas. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the race director at 828-242-8250.