Kessler Mountain Jam

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Important COVID-19 Event Update


The Kessler Mountain Jam is shifting gears and converting from a single day AMBCS cross country race to a month long cross country ride challenge. With the goals of 1.) participant and community safety and 2.) exposing riders to the fun of mountain biking the Kessler Trails, Fayetteville Parks and Recreation is excited to offer the Kessler Mountain Jam CHALLENGE.

Event Information

The Kessler Mountain Jam Challenge offers the opportunity for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities to put in some miles on the beginner/intermediate trails at Kessler without the pressure of race day and in a way that is safe and acceptable during the pandemic. Through Strava and our social media platforms of Instagram and Facebook, participants will have the opportunity to engage with fellow riders whether it be to compare ride times, post selfies, share friendly banter, or foster a stronger sense of comradery with other Kessler enthusiasts.

When: August 1-31, 2020
Where: Kessler Mountain Regional Park

How to Participate

1.) Register online between July 15 - August 28
2.) Download the Strava app
2a.) Join the Kessler Mountain Jam club on Strava
2b.) Find the Kessler Mountain Jam Challenge routes on Strava
3.) Go Ride! The challenge dates are August 1-31.
3a.) Record yourself on Strava
3b.) Ride the specified number of laps for your category
4.) Share your ride beta!
4a.) Post your ride activity on Strava and share in the group
4b.) Share your ride photo(s) on social media, tagging @fayettevilleparksandrec and using #kesslerjam #itsaboutjamtime

Upon conclusion of the challenge, participant packets will be available for pick up or by mail, a summary of participation will be shared, and raffle prize winners will be announced. 


Registration is available online until August 28. Registration is required and includes great swag! $10 for juniors (7-14) and $25 for adults (15+). Kessler Mountain Jam branded trucker hat, water bottle, and finisher item included with registration! Mailing option also available.
KMJ Trucker Hat


Adult Course (4.5 mile loop): Last Call, Crazy Mary/Trent (connector), Serpentine, Eggbeater, Spellbound, Crazy Mary (connector) Chinkapin Oak, Terrapin Station (connector), back to Last Call. 

Printable Map: Adult Course Map

Adult Distances:
Novice Riders: 1 lap
Cat 3 Riders: 2 laps
Cat 2 Riders: 3 laps
Cat 1 Riders: 4 laps 

KMJ Adult Course

 course (3.75 mile loop): Last Call, Crazy Mary/Trent (connector), Trent, Crazy Mary (connector) Chinkapin Oak, Terrapin Station (connector), back to Last Call.

Printable Map: Junior Course Map

Junior Distances:
7-10 years: 1 lap
11-14 years: 2 laps
KMJ Junior Course


If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities for you such as event set up, participant check in, timing assistants and course monitors. Volunteers receive some of the event swag! Register for this or any Fayetteville Parks and Recreation event via Give Pulse or contact Tiffany Hoover, Assistant Recreation Superintendent, by email.


The Fayetteville Race Series would not be successful with out support from our event sponsors. Thank you to those who have contributed. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please refer to the Kessler Mountain Jam Sponsor Deck and contact Tiffany Hoover at Fayetteville Parks and Recreation.

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Results & Photos

2019: KMJ PHOTOS, provided by 1611' Photography.
2018: Kessler Mountain Jam Photos, provided by 1611' Photography.