Ken G. from Sarasota, FL took delivery of his Pisgah Project Bike earlier this month and then took it out for a break-in ride. He's now ready to go explore the Pisgah Ranger District and all it has to offer!

The Pisgah Conservancy is proud to be part of a team that will work to construct a Joel Branch Connector Trail this year. The project is part of an ongoing effort to increase the sustainability of the Pisgah Ranger District and improve the recreational experience of its visitors.

The project is located in the Pisgah Ranger District, northwest of Brevard. The new Joel Branch Connector Trail will be approximately 1.3 miles long, running between the terminus of USFS Road 5002 and USFS Road 475C. The Trail will be designated for hiking, non-motorized biking, and equestrian use.

Recently, Executive Director John Cottingham sat down with Richard W. Downes to be interviewed for a Podcast entitled, Protecting Pisgah - The Pisgah Conservancy Story.   You can listen to the complete podcast through this link, or read the transcript here.  

Congratulations to Ken Gillen, the winner of the awesome Pisgah Project 2020 mountain bike!

Ken is from Sarasota, FL, and is in the process of moving to the Cedar Mountain area. He has been riding for 40 years and really looks forward to having his choice of great trails to ride. He is the maker of solid wood original designed custom furniture. He’s been a supporter of TPC for a while and is anxious to get more fully involved in protecting Pisgah.

Congratulate Ken when you see him on the trails!

A heartfelt THANK YOU to OneUp Components for their generous donation of $10,000 to Pisgah Conservancy! 

OneUp is a small team of mountain bikers based in British Columbia, whose mission is to make components they’d want on their own bikes. They are passionate about supporting mountain bikers, and say they believe everyone should “work less and ride more.” 

Check out their website at to learn more about them. 

Thanks, OneUp, for supporting Pisgah!