WHAT'S INCLUDED

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PRICING

Race Routes (timed):

  • $125 thru Sept 4th (Labor Day)

  • $145 thru April 1st

  • $165 thru April 21st (no t-shirt)

  • $175 April 26th & 27th at packet pickup (not t-shirt

Rec Routes (untimed):

  • $105 thru Sept 4th (Labor Day)

  • $125 thru April 1st

  • $145 thru April 21st (no t-shirt)

  • $155 April 26th & 27th at packet pickup (no t-shirt)

Pricing is for both Saturday & Sunday. There are no one-day price options.

Pricing does not include lodging. For camping info, please click here.

The event is capped at 200 riders.

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BEER

Copperhill Brewery will be serving beer at the finish line, and all registrants will receive complimentary beer tickets for both Saturday & Sunday. (Drink tickets can be exchanged for non-alcoholic beverages as well.) 

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SAG SUPPORT

Roving support vehicles will be available to cyclists on the routes for mechanical support.

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T-SHIRT

Everyone who registers by April 1st will receive a complimentary event t-shirt.

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AWARDS

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.

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FOOD

All registrants will receive tickets for both Saturday and Sunday that can be redeemed with our food vendor at the finish line.

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AID STATIONS

Fully stocked aid stations will be available along each of the routes with hydration and nutrition.

Music

LIVE MUSIC

The post-ride party on Saturday will include local bluegrass!

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TIMING

The long routes each day will having timing both for the stage in its entirety and for designated segments within each route.

EVENT SCHEDULE

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FRIDAY

Shake-out ride: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Packet pick-up: 4:00-7:00 p.m.

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SUNDAY

Coffee: 6:00-8:00 a.m.

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.

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SATURDAY

Packet Pickup: 6:00-8:00 a.m.

Coffee: 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. 

THE BASICS

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LOCATION

All routes will start & finish at Hiwassee Outfitters (155 Ellis Creek Rd, Reliance, TN 37369).

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PACKET PICK-UP

Packet pick-up will be at Hiwassee Outfitters.

Friday 4/26: 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Saturday 4/27: 6:00-8:00 a.m.

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PARKING

Free parking will be available at Hiwassee Outfitters.

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CAMPING

Camping will be available at the start/finish at Hiwassee Outfitters. Click here for more information and to make a reservation at the campground.

RIDE INFO

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START TIMES

Timed race routes: 8:00 a.m.

All other routes: 8:30 a.m.

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AID STATIONS

Aid stations will be available along each of the routes. The location of each station is shown on the route maps listed on the ROUTES page. Please note that drop bags, support crews and spectators are not allowed on the course.

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BIKES

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 will not allowed on the timed race routes. 

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ROADS

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!

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WAYFINDING

The course will NOT be marked, so it is important to know the route before you start. Downloadable route files are available on the ROUTES page. Also, be advised that the majority of the roads in the Reliance area do not have street signs, especially the forest service roads.

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SPECTATORS

Support crews, drop bags and spectators will NOT be allowed on the course. However, noisy spectators will very much be welcome at the finish line!

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SAG SUPPORT

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. 

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CUT-OFF TIMES

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.