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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

Rec Routes (untimed):

  • $105 thru Sept 4th (Labor Day)

  • $125 thru April 1st

  • $145 thru April 21st

Pricing is for both Saturday & Sunday. There are no one-day price options, and no option to sign up for a rec route on one day and a race ride on the other.

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

The event is capped at 200 total riders and no more than 150 male participants.

Please note that there is no on-site registration. Online registration only. Registration for the event closes at midnight Sunday April 21st.

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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 from the Monroe Troubadours!

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TIMING

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

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SHAKEOUT RIDE

Join us for Friday's free Shakeout Ride starting at 4:00 p.m. from Fireside Outpost!

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BEER

Beer from our friends at Hutton & Smith Brewing Company is included both Saturday & Sunday. (We'll also have non-alcoholic beverages thanks to the generosity of Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company United.) 

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SAG SUPPORT

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

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WATER BOTTLE

Everyone who registers will receive a complimentary Tennessee Gravel water bottle.

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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.

EVENT SCHEDULE

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FRIDAY

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

Food will be available for purchase @ Hiwassee Outfitters Friday afternoon & evening.

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Coffee: 6:00-8:00 a.m. (free)

Breakfast: 6:00-8:00 a.m. (available for purchase)

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.

Stage & Overall Awards: 3:00 p.m.

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Coffee: 6:00-8:00 a.m. (free)

Breakfast: 6:00-8:00 a.m. (available for purchase)

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

Stage Awards: 4:00 p.m.

3 Rivers ITT Series Awards: 4:15 p.m. 

Best Tan Lines Contest: 4:30 p.m.

Coolest Bike Contest: 4:30 p.m.

Live Music: 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

POST-RIDE

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GAMES

Plan to stick around after the ride Saturday afternoon for trackstand contests, Huck a Huffy and other games led by our friends at White Oak Co-op!

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AWARDS

In addition to the podium awards for Saturday's stage and timed loop, we'll also hand out awards to our Three Rivers ITT Series finishers and champions.

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BIKE SERVICES

We strongly encourage you to have your bike tuned up before coming to the event, but in case it needs some extra love or has issues during the ride, SAG Stop Service will be available for hire both Friday & Saturday afternoons/evenings. 

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CONTESTS

For those putting in the early-season training miles, you'll have the chance to show off your hard-earned tan lines in our Best Tan Lines contest Saturday afternoon! We'll also have a Coolest Bike contest that afternoon based on our completely subjective judgment. Special thanks to Handup for the contest prizes!

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LIVE MUSIC

After we wind down the contests and awards on Saturday, we'll turn the stage over to local bluegrass band The Monroe Troubadours!

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MASSAGE

Worried about riding two hard days in a row? Let our very talented massage therapist Carla Calitz help with your recovery after Saturday's ride! 

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 PICKUP

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.

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PARKING

Free parking will be available at Hiwassee Outfitters.

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CAMPING

Camping is available at the start/finish at Hiwassee Outfitters, but you must have a reservation. Click here for more information.

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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. The aid stations will not have portajohns, but there are pit toilets available at various places along the routes. Toilet locations are noted on the route maps. 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. Be advised that the longer routes will have some very bumpy rocky/cobbly/rutted sections, especially on Saturday. It's all part of the challenge, but best to be prepared. Wide tires (no less than 40mm, preferably wider) and low pressure tubeless tires are highly recommended. Please note that e-bikes are 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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RESPECT

Please respect your fellow riders, the local community, passing vehicles, and the national forest. Our playground in the woods is sacred space, and we are inviting others to share this beautiful place with the assumption that they will respect it and pick up after themselves. Leave no trace! 

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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. You will also find very little cell service on the forest roads. Come prepared!

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SPECTATORS

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!

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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 timed loop 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.

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