After surviving the coronavirus lockdown this spring, we were optimistic that cases would decline and social distancing protocols would be relaxed by the time October rolled around. Unfortunately, that has not happened. With State and health officials discouraging large gatherings, and cases considerably higher​ now than they were this spring, we find ourselves having to make the difficult decision of postponing​ the ride to October 2021 or putting on a significantly modified event this year, with mask requirements and no expo or post-ride celebration.

The point of Cycle Sequatchie is to bring people together to share the wonderful experience of cycling (and eating!) in Sequatchie Valley. Having an event that keeps everyone apart in compliance with social distancing protocols does not sound like fun to us and runs counter to what Cycle Sequatchie is all about.

For that reason, we are cancelling this year's event. Those people who have already registered or purchased a jersey will be given the option to receive a full refund, defer their fees to the 2021 event, or donate their fees to our beneficiary The Land Trust for Tennessee.

Cycle Sequatchie will be back next year! And of course Sequatchie Valley is a great place for a bike ride anytime. Check out for a list of beautiful bike routes you can ride on your own year round, and we'll see you the first weekend in October 2021!