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Cycling Events in Tennessee

Tennessee boasts a selection of unique cycling tours and events happening year-round. From scenic mountain rides to festive cruises, there's something for every cyclist across Tennessee.

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March Tennessee Cycling Events
April Tennessee Cycling Events
May Tennessee Cycling Events
June Tennessee Cycling Events
September Tennessee Cycling Events
October Tennessee Cycling Events
 

Tennessee boasts a selection of unique cycling tours and events happening year-round. From scenic mountain rides to festive cruises, add these cycling events to your calendar to experience Tennessee's beauty and cycling community.

March Tennessee Cycling Events

The Waucheesie Bike Race– Tellico Plains

The Waucheesie Bike Race is a popular annual cycling event that offers challenging routes of 45, 63 and 88 miles through beautiful Cherokee National Forest. 

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April Tennessee Cycling Events

The Horton 100 – Chapel Hill

The Horton 100 is a two-day supported cycling event held at Henry Horton State Park, offering riders routes through the scenic countryside.

Ride the Plains Cycling Tour – Strawberry Plains

Riders can immerse themselves in the breathtaking vistas of Jefferson County's pastoral landscapes during the annual Ride the Plains event, a scenic road cycling tour providing fully supported route options from 13 to 80 miles.

Cornbread Fondo – South Pittsburg

The Cornbread Fondo is an annual cycling event that offers riders the opportunity to explore scenic rural routes while indulging in the local delicacy of cornbread at rest stops along the way.  

Paris Century – Buchanan

The Paris Century is a two-day cycling event held annually at Paris Landing State Park, with routes through the scenic landscapes of Henry and Stewart Counties, including views of the Paris Eiffel Tower and Land Between the Lakes.

May Tennessee Cycling Events

Cinco de BRAGco – Greeneville

The Cinco de BRAGco is an annual cycling event held on or around May 5 in Bragtown offering riders scenic route options followed by a festive celebration after the ride.

Tour de Blount – Maryville

The Tour de Blount is an annual cycling event held in Maryville that offers riders scenic route options through the rural back roads of Blount County. This popular ride attracts cyclists with its ever-changing course showcasing the beauty of the region.

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June Tennessee Cycling Events

The Cherohala Challenge – Tellico Plains

The Cherohala Challenge is an annual cycling event held in Tellico Plains that traverse the Cherohala Skyway with thousands of feet of climbing and the infamous 318 curves of the Tail of the Dragon.

Tour de Rocky Top – Knoxville

The Tour de Rocky Top is an annual premier cycling event held in late June in Knoxville offering riders scenic routes through the undulating foothills of Blount and Sevier Counties.

Carter County Omnium – Elizabethton

The Carter County Omnium is an exciting event with three races, including a climbing road race up Roan Mountain, a time trial, and a criterium on a course in the heart of downtown Elizabethton.

 

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August Tennessee Cycling Events

Elk River Valley 100 – Tullahoma

The Elk River Valley 100 is located midway between Nashville, Huntsville and Chattanooga, Tennessee, the small city of Tullahoma combines breathtaking scenery and challenging terrain to create the perfect spot for an unforgettable cycling adventure.

Ride for Hope – Rogersville

Ride for Hope is a thrilling cycling adventure in support of Camp Hope of East Tennessee, a summer haven offering 100% free experiences for children. Pick from three distinct routes catering to various skill levels.

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September Tennessee Cycling Events

Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee – Tennessee State Parks

The Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) is a multi-day bicycle tour through a different part of Tennessee each year. The ride travels the beautiful backroads of Tennessee showcasing small towns, countryside, and other state parks. You don't want to miss this ride!

Baker Creek Fall Fondo – Knoxville

The Baker Creek Fall Fondo is an annual cycling event offering riders scenic route options through the foothills of the Smokies with post-ride food and festivities.

Dancing Bear Bike Bash – Townsend

The Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash is an annual cycling event in Townsend that takes riders through scenic routes in the Great Smoky Mountains with a festive post-ride celebration at the Dancing Bear Lodge.

Rugby Roundabout – Rugby

The Rugby Roundabout is a cycling event held in Rugby, offering riders scenic route options through the rural countryside

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October Tennessee Cycling Events

Cycle Sequatchie – Dunlap

Winding through the breathtaking Sequatchie Valley, the Cycle Sequatchie event challenges cyclists with scenic route options, including grueling climbs reaching 8,200 feet of elevation gain amidst the picturesque landscapes.

Bike to Jack and Back – Lynchburg

The Bike to Jack and Back is an annual cycling event that starts in Eagleville and finishes at the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg, offering riders challenging routes with more than 2,500 feet of climbing.

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