Saturday June 29th, 2017, KBA Asheville, NC Folk Art Center to MT. MITCHELL
and back (64 miles) 6981', 9:30 AM. Note for Mitchell riders: You will ride through tunnels on the Parkway. Lights, especially from the rear, are required and suggested. A jacket or vest is also recommended.
We will follow this route,AND this Cue Sheetbeginning at the Folk Arts center on the Parkway. About 1-1/2 hour drive from Kingsport via I-26, East on I-240, Exit 7 onto RT-70/Town Mtn. Road. North on Parkway to Folk Art Center. Lunch on Mitchell? Optional meet at the Bob Evans for breakfast 7:15. Depart at 8AM for Asheville.
Sounds interesting but you Don't think you're up to doing the whole thing? It's only 34 miles round trip to Craggy Gardens or 48 to the highest BRP point north of Asheville. It's all on the BRP so you can't get lost!
Damascus Metric, 64 miles, 3737', 8:00 August 12, 2017 Unaka High School, Elizabethton. Just one hill(big) Brunch in Damascus
Wilber/ Watauga Dam ride, 57 miles, 9:00 August 19, 2017 leaving from ETSU, Eat breakfast before ride, Lunch in Elizabethton
Modified Mendota Metric, 8AM Monday Sept 2, 2017, Church behind bank at Preston Forest entrance.
Eat breakfast before ride, (61, Boozy Creek loop)
1st Funfest 112 to Yuma In honor of Kingsports 100 years: July 8th, 2017, 112 miles start at 8:00. Yuma Elementary School. 4 x 28 miles. Solo or relay teams of two or four. $45. Reedy Creek Bicycles 423-765-2770
5th Surviving the Snake (50K,100K) 8:30am, August 1, 2015, Mountain City,TN, $40 before 7/18, The Metric century ride from Mountain City tours scenic Johnson County and includes part of the legendary, winding route known as “The Snake” between Mountain City and Shady Valley. 100K route includes 4.5-mile mountain climb to almost 3,000 feet elevation, and passes under Backbone Rock and through Damascus, Va., a.k.a. “Trail Town USA.” The 50K route is basically the first half of the 100K and does not include the mountain climb.
6thRide Like Hale Metric Chip Hale Center
Benefit Ride, Sat. August 20, 2016. Rogersville, TN. 62m /36 /21 /2.25 Minimum support ride. $25 before August 3th.
1st TCRC's The Beast, Sat. August 20, 2016.
The Beast uses the old Pink Ribbon routes that everyone loved – 25, 50, 75, and 100-mile routes.
Bike Florida“Surf & Turf” Arcadia, Sarasota, and Venice, Florida on the Gulf Coast., April 9-15, 2016, $330++
Race Day Events Series April-October, 2017, Knoxville,TN area. Your chance to sign up for groups of rides/races for as little as $25 each. Act by April 1st
14thCycle North Carolina Coastal Ride: April 28-30, 2017 in Oriental, NC,
P.O. Box 12727, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Fully sagged bike tour. 1-800-277-8763. ncas*interpath.com
7thBRAT: Bike Ride Across Tennessee Horton 100, April 21-23, 2017. Sponsored by the
TN State Parks Dept.. Starting in Middle Tennessee at Henry Horton State Park, Chapel Hill,TN. Plan for a 160 mile round trip. Cost: $100 for 2 days. Look below for information about the ride such as the route, and menu. Full support the entire route with 4 Rest stops 15-20 miles apart both days. We will also offer a room rate at each location if camping is not your thing. Director Ryan.Forbess AT state.tn.us(731) 358-9724 CST.
25thCheaha Challenge Grand Fondo Century 7:30AM (102m) Sunday May 21, 2017, Jacksonville, AL, 600 rider limit"Toughest Ride in the South", 9,714 feet of climbing, the ULTRA 12,835 feet of climbing, 24, 44, 62, 84, 100 and the ULTRA - 124 miles (200K)
16th Cycle Zydeco!, EAT, DANCE, DRINK, THEN RIDE A BICYCLE TO THE NEXT FESTIVE LOCATION.
April 19-23, 2017, 300++ riders, 160-250 miles, This is a 4 day casual touring ride with food & live music. The main routes average about 40 miles (65 km) per day. We also offer longer route options each day that average over 62 miles (100 km). All routes include points of interest such as brewery tours, swamp tours and other good times that you will find in Acadiana, $495 includes most meals, camping, shuttles and SAG (support and gear) support. Hotels are optional., Cajun Country
37rdFlorida Bicycle SafariThe six-day Safari is limited to 250 participants. Loop from Live Oak, FL, April 8-13, 2017, $350
30thThe 3-State 3-Mountain Challenge
Saturday May 6, 2017, $35, 1000+ riders. The rigorous 100-mile option will take you through 3 states
(Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia) and over 3 mountains (Suck Creek, Sand and Lookout)
with a total elevation gain of 9730 feet. The moderate 62-mile option remains in 1 state
and crosses 1 mountain., Chattanooga, TN
TOSRV56: Tour of the Scioto River Valley,
May 20-21, 2017, Columbus OH, the 56th riding of the oldest tour in the US.
There is no starting time for this two day 210/105 mile ride with 2500+ riders. Very well
organized. A past favorite of many KBAers. Very flat, bland scenery, iffy weather, intresting riders and bikes, sometimes a blast.
26th Tour De Blount: May 20, 2017 20/-/80 milers. Maryville TN, 8:00AM $25 by 4/19, 600+ riders,
www.foothillstriders.org Foothill Striders: a running, hiking and biking club. cue sheet
Assault on Mt. Mitchell /Marion: Monday May 15, 2017, Spartainburg, SC. 6:30am, The
masocistic Climb the East's Highest Mtn. 6684' up on this 100 mile ride, 11,237' br>
(hardest subsegment Hwy 80, 9.7 miles of the 20 = 5.8%, 1505 ft/3.9 miles 385 ft/mile 7.3% ),
(State Park 1325 ft/4.35 miles 305 ft/mile 5.8%, (hardest subsegment)2.2 miles of the 4.35 = 7.8%)
40thHorsey Hundred:Memorial Day weekend May 25-28, 2017, Georgetown College, KY,The Bluegrass Cycling Club Hosts this annual ride based from the Georgetown
College campus around the manicured horse country. Saturday offers 25, 42, 62, 82, and 102 mile routes,
while Sunday's routes are 25, 34, 52, and 75 miles. 1300 rider limit. A past favorite of many KBAers
16th Cherohala Challenge Smokey Mtn. Wheelmen event. 7:30am, June 18, 2016. 115, 62,53, 35 mile loops with 9080 feet of climbing. Starts in Tellico Plains. $45. 500 rider limit. "This ride will be one of the most scenic, challenging routes you've ever
ridden." Metric and 50 miler options available.
17th Katy Trail Ride, June 19-23, 2107, Reg opens March 1st, 241 miles: 39,37,51,68,38 miles /5 days Mon-Fri, Clinton to St. Charles, MO, camping, $400 (+$70 shuttle). Missouri State Parks
OR or Road Scholars Katy Trail Rides
May 22-28, June 5-9, Sept 18-22, Oct 9-13, 2016, 42 riders, $1200.
*** Bike Virginia *** Shenandoah Valley: 30th six day
June 23-28, 2017, Tour: LEXINGTON-STANTON -Shenandoah Valley ,$539-599, Includes most food. Evening beer/wine garden. 1600 rider limit. Camp/motel in a 220-350 mile route. You'll always have your car at camp. Very well organized.
A past favorite of many past KBAers.
Bicycle Tour of Colorado: June 18-24,
2017, Loop from Gunnison 394+ mile loop through several alpine passes. 6 of 7 days riding. Outdoor or indoor (gym) camping or motel it. $490,++. , 1500 rider limit, 1-888-872-4607
33th Fabulous 4TH Metric:
July 4, 2017, 8AM, $15, 5,400 feet of climbing on the NC/SC border, Polk County NC, 500 riders
12thHot Doggett 100 & Devils Fork Metric: July 08, 2017 100/62/30 milers with 10000'/6600'/3900' ascents, $45 pre-registration, includes T-Shirt and post ride meal. Mars Hill, NC, 7:30AM,
Madison County Rotary Club,
21thBon Ton Roulet: (Let the Good Times Roll),
July 22-29, 2017, Loop from Cortland, NY around the Finger Lakes region. 312-505 miles (+/-)/ two options each day.
36-61 miles per day. $650. 500 rider limit. Camping with Breakfast, Snacks and Dinner included.
RAGBRAI 45: the Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa,
July 23-29, 2017, Iowa, 10,000+ riders camping and partying their way across Iowa in July. Who could ask for more?
21thRoan Moan, Century 7AM & Metric 8AM (35,67,100m)
Cue-Sheet :July 29, 2017 (last Sat. of July), $40 before July 1st, Bakersville, NC, Bicycle Inn
Blue Ridge Brutal 100: August 13, 2016, 57,76,102m, 10,000+'
Ashe Civic Center,
P.O.Box 1102, West Jefferson NC 28694, 336-246-4483. 300 riders. Endless rolling
hills. Always well organized, plenty of well stocked rest stops, great scenery.
Good Bridge to Bridge trainer.
28thBRAT: Bike Ride Across Tennessee, Sept. 16-20, 2017. Sponsored by the
TN State Parks Dept.. Across state ride begining at Montgomery Bell SP, TN. Cost: $400-450 for 7 days (single days $60/ea), includes LS shirt, waterbottle, route maps, sag service, camping, toilets, showers, baggage transport,evening programs, Most meals. This is a tent Camping ride with some indoor/cabin options.
Rider limit: 350. Rangers Bluelight Escort, Bike Detail, Bubba's Pampered Pedelars. Director Morgan Gilman 615-418-9949
19thCycle North Carolina: September 30-Oct 7, 2017,
Mountains to Coast, Jefferson, Elkin, Oak Ridge, Chapel Hill,
Knightdale, Wilson, Kinston, Swansboro, 50-70 miles per day, 1100 riders, indoor and
outdoor camping and hotel option , Frequently rained out. Fully sagged bike tour. 1-800-277-8763. ncas*interpath.com
26thShenandoah Fall Foliage Festival:
October 14-16, 2016, Staunton, VA., $85+, 10-102 miles. Two-day. Another well organized tour to
close out the season in some beautiful country.
Great family weekend.
17th Charleston Festivelo:
November 8-12, 2017, Santee, SC., End the year at a great festival
for ALL bikers.
November 4-11, 2017, Keys, FL., Flat with ocean view all day!
for ALL bikers.
48thBob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hillclimb, CO:.
28 miles up beginning at 7,540' up to 14,264', average grade 12%, Max 22%,
1200 riders ride the highest paved road in North America, July 23, 2016, $300-$150 (benefit)