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Family Bike Ride




8am: Volunteer Check-In

8:30-9:45am: Competitors Check-In, Welcome

10am: Official Start of the Race

10am-1:30pm: TBRT Amazing Race:

7 challenges, 8 miles

bikes are encouraged

1:30pm: Awards Ceremony 

POPS amphitheater to close out Movement Fest

The race begins and ends in downtown Forest City near the Pavilion On Park Square where Movement Fest will be held from 10am-2pm. 

Station Leaders

Six station leaders means your challenges will vary greatly  from fun interactive puzzles to physical labor!


Each challenge has been designed for ages 10 to 100 and relates to the leaders' mission. Be sure to check out their websites hyperlinked below to gather some hints:


What You Get

  • T-shirt for each team member

  • Goodie bag

  • Matching bandana for each team member - Bandanas must be worn at all times to be able to identify your team

Looking for prizes? Great! Your team could receive amazing prizes if:

  • You are one of the first teams to finish in either the bike or pedestrian category

  • Your team has the best themed outfits (i.e. matching shirts, tu-tu's, costumes etc.)

  • A station sponsor selects your team for your performance at their station

Race 4-1-1

The TBRT Amazing Race is a one-of-a-kind event. Teams of four will race from station to station along the Thermal Belt Rail Trail seeking out their next clue in a game of wits, know-how and team-building, all while getting a good workout! 

  • Only $25/person

  • September 9th, 9:30am-2pm

  • Hosted by the Rutherford Railroad Development Corporation in honor of 2023 being named North Carolina's Year of the Trail

  • Competitors will be challenged as a team throughout a variety of stations

  • The race will take place along an 8-mile section of the TBRT, beginning and ending at Forest City’s Park Square trail access point

  • Competitors will be given their first challenge at the start of the race

  • You may walk, run or bike this race, but bikes are encouraged to cover the eight miles and seven challenges within the approximate four-hour timeframe

  • Prizes will be given in two categories for a variety of accomplishments for pedestrians and bikers

  • Ages 10+ are eligible to participate with an adult 21 years of age or older

  • Exercise clothing and comfortable sneakers are encouraged

  • The TBRT Amazing Race will conclude at Movement Fest inside Forest City's Pavilion on Park Square (POPS)

  • Sign up as soon as possible. You are not guaranteed a certain shirt size if you sign up after August 31st!

  • No preparation necessary - sign up and show up ready to take on challenges!

Are you ready to take on the challenge? Click below to sign up!


Volunteers Needed

One way to support the Amazing Race is by volunteering. We are looking for volunteers to help keep everything running smoothly throughout the event. Each volunteer will receive a free “Amazing Staff” T-shirt, a bandana and lunch!


Our success depends on your participation! Volunteering will involve:

  • A 1-hour planning meeting — Friday, Sept 8th @ 10:30am, Pavilion On Park Square (POPS)

  • Your Event Assignment — Saturday, Sept 9th @ 8am to ~2pm, check-in at our Registration Tent near the Park Square TBRT parking access/bathrooms. (Your “Amazing Staff” t-shirt and bandana will be available at orientation. Lunch will be provided on race day.)

    • Positions needed include: Registration, Station Support (Check-In, Runner, Judge), Hydration Station Attendant, Traffic Control, Floater, Finisher, Clean Up.

  • Interacting with three dozen teams of four as they race against the clock - navigating seven stations over eight miles of trail, with many competitors on bikes. They are going to need your help!

If you have any questions, please reach out to Allegra at Artifacturing by emailing or calling



Presenting Sponsor


Your name/company logo on social media, website & promo items, 8 vouchers (2 teams of 4) & 8 T-shirts

Trail Runner


Your name/ company listed on social media, website and promo items, 4 vouchers (1 team of 4) & 4 T-shirts

Team Sponsor


Your name/company listed on T-shirt, 4 vouchers (1 team of 4) and 4 T-shirts

Presenting Sponsors

RHI Legacy Foundation
Rutherford County Tourism

Trail Runner

Team Sponsors

Big Guns Coffee


Fly Boy Pizza

Food Lion

Grumpy's Bike Shop



On Main

Plum Natural

Rock Steady


Rutherford County Backpack Program

Rutherford County Traffic Control

Town of Forest City

Town of Spindale

What is Year of the Trail?

Need a visual?

Here is a example of a similar event 

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