This 16-mile ride is for anyone looking to join in the fun! While there's no way to completely avoid the hills in this part of the world , the route limits the suffering as much as possible (only 600 feet of climbing) while still showing off the beauty of the Valley.
Take your time on this relaxed 37-mile loop designed to give you a taste of how good the riding is in Sequatchie Valley without spending all day on the bike. Fun roads, good views and about 1,800 feet of climbing.
While not quite as painful as the Cumberland K.O.M. Challenge, the 63-mile metric century will still give you plenty of climbing (2,800 feet!) to go along with gorgeous views and fun roads, plus a memorable rest stop in charming Pikeville!
Looking for both distance and climbing? This 78-mile ride is the one for you! Featuring stellar scenery and 4,600 feet of climbing, you'll get a full survey of everything Sequatchie Valley cycling has to offer, including a 3-mile timed climb up the Cumberland Plateau presented by Village Volkswagen! (Check out the prizes below!)
Rules of the Road
- You must wear a helmet to participate in this ride.
- Avoid using earbuds while riding, as awareness of your surroundings at all times is crucial to your safety as well as the safety of those around you.
- Keep an eye out for vehicles while riding and be considerate to vehicles trying to pass. We've avoided the busier roads with our routes, but all roads will be open to traffic.
- Obey all traffic laws, which means stopping at all stop signs and traffic lights.
- Ride no more than two abreast.
- Ride on the shoulder or in a bike lane whenever possible.
- If you need to stop while riding, please get completely off the road.
- Control your speed on fast descents by feathering your brakes, and always brake before entering sharp turns (as opposed to a sudden hard squeeze in the middle of a turn).
- Communicate with other cyclists when riding as a group. When turning, signal with your hand and tell everyone which direction you're turning. Announce when you're slowing down or coming to a stop. Call out hazards in the road.
- Be predictable. Ride in a straight line without zig-zagging, and ride at a consistent speed without sudden accelerations or decreases in speed.