Race Routes (timed):
$125 thru Sept 4th (Labor Day)
$145 thru April 1st
$165 thru April 21st
$175 April 26th & 27th at packet pickup
Rec Routes (untimed):
$105 thru Sept 4th (Labor Day)
$125 thru April 1st
$145 thru April 21st
$155 April 26th & 27th at packet pickup
Pricing is for both Saturday & Sunday. There are no one-day price options, and no option to sign up for a race route on one day and a rec ride on the other.
Pricing does not include lodging. For camping info, please click here.
The event is capped at 200 riders.
All registrants will receive tickets for both Saturday and Sunday that can be redeemed with our food vendor at the finish line.
Fully stocked aid stations will be available along each of the routes with hydration and nutrition.
The post-ride party on Saturday will include local bluegrass!
The long routes each day will having timing both for the stage in its entirety and for designated segments within each route.
All registrants will receive complimentary beer tickets for both Saturday & Sunday. (Drink tickets can be exchanged for non-alcoholic beverages as well.)
Roving support vehicles will be available to cyclists on the routes for mechanical support.
Everyone who registers will receive a complimentary Tennessee Gravel water bottle.
The timed routes will have awards for each day's stage, Saturday's time trial, Sunday's climb, and the overall combined times for the weekend. For all the details on the awards categories, please see the ROUTES page.
Shake-out ride: 4:00-5:30 p.m. This out & back ride on Spring Creek Road is 13 miles and 95% gravel. The ride starts and ends @ Fireside Outpost.
Packet pick-up: 4:00-7:00 p.m. @ Hiwassee Outfitters.
SUNDAY @ Hiwassee Outfitters
Race Start: 8:00 a.m. for 55-mile route
Ride Start: 8:30 a.m. for 25 & 35-mile routes
Food & Beer: 11:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Awards: 3:00 p.m.
SATURDAY @ Hiwassee Outfitters
Packet Pickup: 6:00-8:00 a.m.
Race Start: 8:00 a.m. for 65-mile route
Ride Start: 8:30 a.m. for 25 & 45-mile routes
Food: 11:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Beer: 11:30 a.m. until TBD
Awards: 4:00 p.m.
Best Tan Lines Contest: 4:15 p.m.
Coolest Bike Contest: 4:15 p.m.
Live Music: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
All routes will start & finish at Hiwassee Outfitters (155 Ellis Creek Rd, Reliance, TN 37369).
Packet pick-up both Friday & Saturday is @ Hiwassee Outfitters.
Friday 4/26: 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Saturday 4/27: 6:00-8:00 a.m.
Camping will be available at the start/finish at Hiwassee Outfitters. Click here for more information and to make a reservation at the campground.
Timed race routes: 8:00 a.m.
All other routes: 8:30 a.m.
Pure gravel bikes, hardtail mountain bikes, "Frankenbikes" - all are seen on our forest roads and all are welcome on the course. Please note however that e-bikes are NOT allowed on the timed RACE routes.
Be advised that all roads will be open to traffic. Although the forest roads are very lightly trafficked, you may unexpectedly run into vehicles. So don't cheat on the blind curves!
To limit the traffic on course, support crews, drop bags and spectators will NOT be allowed on the routes. However, noisy spectators are very welcome at the finish line!
Cell service is limited in the national forest, but roving support vehicles will be available to cyclists on the routes for mechanical support. Of course, support vehicles can't be everywhere all the time, so it's best to be as self-sufficient as possible.
Riders on Saturday's 65-mile route must reach the beginning of the time trial at mile 33 by noon (8.25 mph avg) or they will be directed to finish using the 45-mile route. No exceptions.
Riders on Sunday's 55-mile route must reach the end of the timed climb at mile 16 by 10:00 (8 mph avg) or they will be redirected to finish using the 35-mile route. No exceptions.