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Riders will have three route options both Saturday and Sunday. The longest option each day is the official race route. Please note that you must complete both race routes in order to be eligible for the podium awards and to be ranked in the two-day overall standings.


All routes will be timed with results posted for each distance. All riders must STOP at the timing table at the finish line each day to ensure that their time is properly noted. In addition, all riders doing the long route on Sunday must STOP and check in at the aid station at the top of Buck Bald to verify that they didn't skip the climb.


Everyone who completes both days of riding will be presented with a finisher award on Sunday regardless of distance or time. Podium awards for the race routes will be presented on Sunday for the lowest overall cumulative time for both days (1st, 2nd & 3rd) for the following categories: Men's Open, Women's Open, Men's Masters, Women's Masters, Single Speed.


The routes will NOT be marked. It is therefore imperative that you download the routes before you arrive at the event by clicking on the maps below. If you're planning to ride the race route each day, please also download the medium distance routes in case you miss the cut-off time or need to bail out due to a mechanical or tired legs. 


25 Miles | 2,900 Feet of Climbing | 70% Gravel

Although the distance is relatively short, this route packs a punch, with plenty of climbing & descending on the Powerhouse climb and Lost Creek Road. It also provides the perfect introduction to the beauty of the Cherokee National Forest! An aid station with nutrition & hydration will be available at mile 11. Click below for a downloadable map. 

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25 Miles | 2,900 Feet of Climbing | 50% Gravel

Like Saturday's short route, this 25-miler is much tougher than it sounds, with a hard 3-mile climb up Kimsey Mtn Hwy early in the ride followed by a series of short, steep climbs & descents on the Piney Flats section. An aid station with nutrition & hydration will be available at mile 13. Click below for a downloadable map. Watch for the left turn onto Piney Flats around mile 9. It's easy to miss!

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