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The RELIANCE Deep Woods Gravel Grinder is a full weekend of grassroots gravel grinding in the Cherokee National Forest east of Chattanooga, TN, April 25-27! 

RELIANCE is a killer two-day race with a 65-mile route on Saturday and a 50-mile route on Sunday, totaling over 15,000 feet of climbing for the weekend! Podium awards will be presented on Sunday based on lowest combined times for both days.

RELIANCE also offers a relaxed 15-mile shakeout ride on Friday, along with challenging recreational routes of 25 & 45 miles on Saturday and 25 & 35 miles on Sunday. All routes will be timed and all two-day finishers will receive a finisher award!

Music, Prizes, Food, Beer & Camping!


What to Expect: 

  • Amazing Scenery
  • Grassroots Camaraderie
  • Good Food & Tasty Beer!

What NOT to Expect: 

  • Flat Roads
  • Easy Routes
  • Champagne Gravel


Saturday Routes:

  • 25 miles, 2900 feet of climbing, 70% gravel
  • 45 miles, 5800 feet of climbing, 85% gravel
  • 65 miles, 8700 feet of climbing, 90% gravel (race route)

Sunday Routes:

  • 25 miles, 2900 feet of climbing, 60% gravel
  • 35 miles, 4000 feet of climbing, 70% gravel
  • 50 miles, 6300 feet of climbing, 60% gravel (race route)

All routes will be timed, and Prizes & Awards will be presented to the top 3 in each race category on Sunday based on the lowest combined time for both days on the race routes.


All riders will have access to well stocked aid stations on the routes and will enjoy post-ride food, beer, live music and festivities both Saturday and Sunday after the rides! Free swag like water bottles, pint glasses, bandanas and koozies are included in the price, and we'll also have plenty of Tennessee Gravel merch available both days!


Registration for the event is capped at 250 total riders.


The event is presented by FIRESIDE OUTPOST and benefits SORBA Chattanooga. To learn more about what SORBA does for the local off-road cycling community and to join the club, check out sorbachattanooga.org/getinvolved.

You must be 18 years or older to register for this event. If you want to register a minor to accompany you at the event, please contact Shannon Burke at shannon@veloviewbiketours.com. 

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