KBA Spring Dinner Friday March 22th, 2019, 6:30 PM. Southview Park Community Center, 401 Rock Springs Road
behind Andover Condominiums diagonaly across Rock Springs/ Moreland intersection from Sullivan South (thus South View).
All local bicyclist invited. Free but, bring a covered dish and drinks to share.
KBA MLK Day ride- VA Creeper Trail from Damascus Caboose to Whitetop, 37 Miles+?, Depart 10am, Monday. January 21, 2019,
KBA Niteriders - November - February
check our Facebook Page and Quick Release for 6:00 p.m. after dark rides using bike headlights
When the forecast / temperatures looks promising. Road bikes work OK for both.
We will ride the Tweetsie Trail in J.C. and the Kingsport Greenbelt and other low traffic streets, 20-30 miles.
(a car headlight is ~700 lumens: choose enough power (250+lumens?) and battery time for riding 2+ hours)
2nd Funfest 112 to Yuma In honor of Kingsports 100 years: July 7th, 2018, 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
The Unofficial World Championship of Nothing Ride At Bays Mountain
Since the long standing Larry's Bicycle Mountain bike fun ride will again not be officially happening with FunFest this year,. Reedy Creek Bicycles has decided to at least get together to have a fun ride in its place, Monday July 11, 6-8PM.
We will meet in the upper Bays parking lot at 530 and start our ride shortly after. There will be no timing and this is a ride at your own risk event. However there might be a jersey available to win. What for, sillyness maybe, we are not sure yet. We are working on adding some strava segments just for this ride.
Call Us at Reedy Creek Bicycles for more details if we have them: 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” Edgewater to Titusville, Florida on the Gulf Coast., March 29- April 03, 2019, $330++
Race Day Events Series April-September, 2018, Knoxville,TN area. Your chance to sign up for groups of rides/races for as little as $25 each. Act by April 1st
15thCycle North Carolina Coastal Ride: April 26-28, 2019 in Washington, NC,
P.O. Box 12727, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Fully sagged bike tour. 1-800-277-8763. ncas*interpath.com
9thBRAT: Bike Ride Across Tennessee Horton 100, April 27-28, 2019. 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: $140 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.
27thCheaha Challenge Grand Fondo Century 7:30AM (102m) Sunday May 19, 2019, 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)
18th Cycle Zydeco!, EAT, DANCE, DRINK, THEN RIDE A BICYCLE TO THE NEXT FESTIVE LOCATION.
April 24-28, 2019, 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, $505 includes most meals, camping, shuttles and SAG (support and gear) support. Hotels are optional., Cajun Country
39rdFlorida Bicycle SafariThe six-day Safari is limited to 250 participants. Loop from Live Oak, FL, April 13-18, 2019, $225
30thThe 3-State 3-Mountain Challenge
Saturday May 6, 2017 (Suspended for 2018), $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
TOSRV57: Tour of the Scioto River Valley,
May 18-19, 2019, Columbus OH, the 57th 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.
28th Tour De Blount: May 18, 2019 20/-/80 milers. Maryville TN, 8:00AM $25 by 4/17, 600+ riders,
www.foothillstriders.org Foothill Striders: a running, hiking and biking club. cue sheet
Assault on Mt. Mitchell /Marion: Monday May 20, 2019, 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%)
42thHorsey Hundred:Memorial Day weekend May 24-26, 2019, 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
18th Cherohala Challenge Smokey Mtn. Wheelmen event. 7:30am, June 9, 2018. 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.
20th Katy Trail Ride, June 17-21, 2019, 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
*** Bike Virginia *** Ride the River: 32th six day
June 22-26, 2019, Tour: Woodstock and Harrisonburg -Bike-O-Rama - THE 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 24-30,
2018, Loop from Leadville 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
35th Fabulous 4TH Metric:
July 4, 2018, 8AM, $15, 5,400 feet of climbing on the NC/SC border, Polk County NC, 500 riders
14thHot Doggett 100 & Devils Fork Metric: July 13, 2019 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,
23thBon Ton Roulet: (Let the Good Times Roll),
July 20-27, 2019, 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 47: the Registers Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa,
July 23-29, 2018, Iowa, 10,000+ riders camping and partying their way across Iowa in July. Who could ask for more?
Blue Ridge Brutal 100: August 10, 2019, 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.
30thBRAT: Bike Ride Across Tennessee, Sept. 14-19, 2019. Sponsored by the
TN State Parks Dept..
BRAT will have 2 Tennessee State Parks serve as basecamps for this great ride - Natchez Trace State Park and Montgomery Bell State Park! Each day will feature out and back rides of about 50 - 70 miles returning to the basecamp SP. Access to your car every day! Cost: $450? for 6 days (single days $75/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. Director Morgan Gilman 615-418-9949
21thCycle North Carolina: September 28-Oct 5, 2019,
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
28thShenandoah Fall Foliage Festival:
October 18-20, 2019, Staunton, VA., $90+, 10-102 miles. Two-day. Another well organized tour to
close out the season in some beautiful country.
Great family weekend.
21th Charleston Festivelo:
November 7-11, 2019, Santee, SC., End the year at a great festival
for ALL bikers.
November 3-9, 2019, Keys, FL., Flat with ocean view all day!
for ALL bikers.
51thBob 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 27, 2019, $300-$150 (benefit)