Chattanooga Now A Comprehensive Regional Race Guide: Cycling

Chattanooga Now A Comprehensive Regional Race Guide: Cycling

February 1st, 2018 by Compiled by Sunny Montgomery in Get Out - Features

Cyclists compete in the Men's Cat 5 Criterium race of the River Gorge Omnium cycling competition. The three days of races began with time trials on Friday and criterium races on Saturday, and it concludes with road races on Sunday. (Staff photo by Doug Strickland)

Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press.

Ivy Dodson rides during the middle portion of the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon. Dodson competed in the intermediate race, which included a 1.5k swim, a 40k bike ride and a 10k run. (Staff photo by C.B. Schmelter)

Photo by C.B. Schmelter

CYCLING

Road

FEBRUARY 17

Middle Georgia Epic – 200k and 100k

(Irwinton, Ga.)

Epic is right — this is the longest multi-surface road race in Georgia.

bikereg.com/middle-georgia-epic-18

FEBRUARY 17

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FEBRUARY 25

Tundra Spot On Time Trial

(Newnan, Ga.)

gacycling.org/schedule/list/2018

MARCH 2-4

Tour of the Southern Highlands Stage Race

(Woodstock, Ga.)

toshsr.com

MARCH 11

Tucker Criterium

(Tucker, Ga.)

gacycling.org/schedule/list/2018

MARCH 17

Restoration Ride – 101.3 miles, 74 miles, 32.2 miles and 7.3 miles

(Alpine, Ala.)

This is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series.

ridewithgps.com/events/42691-restoration-ride-2018#routes/25294149/preview

MARCH 31

Spring Century Group A

(Braselton, Ga.)

The first qualifier for the 140-plus-mile Chattanooga Ride, the primary purpose is to test the cyclist's endurance and speed.

fraziercycling.com/about_chattanooga.htm

APRIL 8

Helen Ride

(Ride starts in Duluth, Ga., and ends in Helen, Ga.)

The second qualifier for the Chattanooga Ride, the primary purpose is to experience pace and climbs similar to those of the Chattanooga Ride, as well as to give the cyclist more riding time with the group.

fraziercycling.com/about_chattanooga.htm

APRIL 28-29

Horton 100

(Ride starts and ends at Horton State Park, Chapel Hill, Tenn.)

Take the scenic route through Middle Tennessee with either the 100- or 50-mile ride and see the state from the seat of your bike.

facebook.com/BikeRideTN

MAY 5

Gran Fondo Hincapie – 80 miles, 50 miles and 15 miles

granfondohincapie.com/chattanooga

MAY 5

Spring Krusher – 100 miles, 64 miles and 31 miles

(Elkmont, Ala.)

This is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series.

alabama-backroads-cycling.com

MAY 12

Chattanooga Ride

(Ride starts near Dawsonville, Ga., and ends at the Georgia-Tennessee border south of Chattanooga.)

Endurance, climbing ability and duration: this ride has it all.

fraziercycling.com/about_chattanooga.htm

MAY 19

Tour de Cure: Atlanta – 65 miles, 35 miles, 15 miles and 5 miles

(Stone Mountain, Ga.)

main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?fr_id=12316&pg=entry

MAY TBA

The Bull Ride Cycling Event – Metric Century & 26-Mile Bicycle Ride

(Gadsden, Ala.)

etowahsheriffscharities.com/events.html

JUNE 2

TriStates 100

(Donthan, Ala.)

This is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series. Commit to the full 100, taking you through Alabama, Florida and Georgia, or anchor yourself in Alabama with either the 69-, 41- or 30-mile option.

tristates100.com

JUNE 9

Highway 2 Hale – 100 miles, 69 miles, 38 miles and 25 miles

(Moundville, Ala.)

This is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series.

alabama-backroads-cycling.com

JUNE 13 & 14

Para Road Race & Time Trial National Championships

(Augusta, Ga.)

usacycling.org/national-championships

JUNE 14-17

Masters Road National Championships

(Augusta, Ga.)

usacycling.org/national-championships

JUNE 21-24

Pro Road, ITT & Crit National Championships

(Knoxville, Tenn.)

usacycling.org/national-championships

JULY 21

W.C. Handy 100 – 107 miles, 100 miles, 70 miles, 61 miles, 39 miles and 21 miles

(Florence, Ala.)

This is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series.

handy100.com

JULY 28

Hot Hundred

(Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

bikehothundred.com

JULY 28

Shine Pedalers Metric Bike Ride

(Dawsonville, Ga.)

active.com/dawsonville-ga/cycling/races/shine-pedalers-metric-bike-ride-2018

AUGUST 4

Chattanooga Century (formerly 2 State 4 County Bike Ride) – 100 miles, 68 miles and 35 miles

chattanoogacentury.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=7046

AUGUST 24-26

Village Volkswagen River Gorge Omnium

Combining a time trial around the Raccoon Mountain reservoir with a ride through historic downtown Chattanooga, this omnium includes one of the most challenging road races in the South with a finish atop Raccoon Mountain.

rivergorgeomnium.com

AUGUST 25

North Jefferson Century

(Gardendale, Ala.)

This is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series.

alabama-backroads-cycling.com

SEPTEMBER 8

Open Arms Care Ride to Provide – 62 miles, 42 miles and 26 miles

facebook.com/Open-Arms-Care-Ride-to-Provide-456901144359530

SEPTEMBER 15

All You Can Eat Century

(Huntsville, Ala.)

This is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series.

alabama-backroads-cycling.com

SEPTEMBER 15-20

Bike Ride Across Tennessee

This annual event is a 7-day bicycle tour through Tennessee, traveling from one state park to another along beautiful backroads.

facebook.com/BikeRideTN

SEPTEMBER 29

BBC 100

(Ashville, Ala.)

This is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series.

alabama-backroads-cycling.com

OCTOBER 13

Glassner Autumn Challenge – 103.2 miles, 64.9 miles, 56.8 miles, 29.7 miles and 18.4 miles

(Montgomery, Ala.)

This is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series.

mgmbikeclub.org/glassnerregistration.html

OCTOBER 13-14

Paris Century – 100 miles, 62 miles, 37 miles or 22 miles + 68 miles, 53 miles, 47 miles or 32 miles

(Henry and Stewart counties, Tennessee)

thebrat.org/paris-century-october-13-14-2018

NOVEMBER 3

Tour de Cure: Tennessee – 63 miles, 30 miles and 12 miles

(Antioch, Tenn.)

main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?fr_id=12314&pg=entry

NOVEMBER 10

Gears & Beers – 100 miles, 63 miles, 30 miles and 8.2 miles

(Mobile, Ala.)

This is part of the Alabama Backroads Century Series.

gearsandbeersridemobile.com

Wildrick Nicholas, a 12-year-old competitor from Spartanburg, S.C., heads toward the finish line in a downhill mountain bike race at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tenn. (Staff photo by John Rawlston)

Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press.

CYCLING

Off-road

FEBRUARY 17

Assault on Mount Currahee SGS #1

(Cornelia, Ga.)

This is part of the Southeastern Gravel Series (SGS).

chainbusterracing.com

MARCH 2-4

The Tour of the Southern Highlands

(Woodstock, Ga.)

facebook.com/pg/TourOfSouthernHighlands

MARCH 3

Southern Cross SGS #2

(Dahlonega, Ga.)

This is part of the Southeastern Gravel Series (SGS).

chainbusterracing.com

MARCH 8-11

Windrock Pro Gravity Tour

(Oak Ridge, Tenn.)

downhillsoutheast.com

MARCH 10

6/3 Hour Old Capital Classic SEC #2

(Milledgeville, Ga.)

This is part of the Southeastern Endurance Cup (SEC) series.

chainbusterracing.com

MARCH 10-11

Georgia State Championship Series #1 (independent time trial)

(Macon, Ga.)

No prequalifying is necessary for the GSC, which offers classes for all ages and skill levels. Best of 5 races count toward championship, and makeup race may replace a missed event or low score. Final event is mandatory for championship consideration.

goneriding.com/index.php/events/2018-events/bike-races-a-series/gsc-series

MARCH 10-11

USA Cycling Collegiate BMX National Championship

(West Monroe, La.)

usacycling.org/national-championships

MARCH 24

Scratch Ankle SGS #3

(Milton, Fla.)

This is part of the Southeastern Gravel Series (SGS).

chainbusterracing.com

MARCH 25

South Eastern Regional Championship Series #1

(Newberry, Fla.)

No prequalification is necessary for the SERC, which offers classes for all ages and skill levels. Best of 7 races count toward championship, and makeup race may replace a missed event or low score. (Final event cannot be dropped.)

goneriding.com/index.php/events/2018-events/bike-races-a-series/serc-series

MARCH 31

Downhill Southeast TTC

This is part of the Downhill Southeast Series.

downhillsoutheast.com

APRIL 8

South Eastern Regional Championship Series #2

Georgia State Championship Series #2

(Conyers, Ga.)

goneriding.com/index.php/events/2018-events/bike-races-a-series/serc-series

APRIL 14

24/12 Hours of Iron Maiden

(Tannehill State Park, McCalla, Ala.)

chainbusterracing.com

APRIL 14

Blankets Creek Dirty 15/30 Mile MTB Race

(Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trails, Canton, Ga.)

mountaingoatadventures.com/blankets30

APRIL 15

South Eastern Regional Championship Series #3

(Bryson City, N.C.)

goneriding.com/index.php/events/2018-events/bike-races-a-series/serc-series

APRIL 28

6/3 Hour Taco Stand Classic SEC #3

(Tribble Mill Park, Lawrenceville, Ga.)

This is part of the Southeastern Endurance Cup (SEC) series.

chainbusterracing.com

APRIL 28

Big Frog 65

(Copper Hill, Tenn.)

roostracingllc.com/bigfrog65

APRIL 28

Cohutta 100

(Copper Hill, Tenn.)

roostracingllc.com/description

APRIL 28

Old Copper 120

(Copper Hill, Tenn.)

roostracingllc.com/description-2

APRIL 28-29

Downhill Southeast Massanutten

(Harrisburg, Va.)

This is part of the Downhill Southeast Series.

downhillsoutheast.com

APRIL 29

South Eastern Regional Championship Series #4

Georgia State Championship Series #3

(Winder, Ga.)

goneriding.com/index.php/events/2018-events/bike-races-a-series/serc-series

MAY 5-6

South Eastern Regional Championship Series #5 (independent time trial)

Georgia State Championship Series #4

(Jackson, Ga.)

goneriding.com/index.php/events/2018-events/bike-races-a-series/serc-series

MAY 6

Georgia State Championship Series #4

(Jackson, Ga.)

goneriding.com/index.php/events/2018-events/bike-races-a-series/gsc-series

MAY 12

Dirty Spokes SEC #4

(Winder, Ga.)

This is part of the Southeastern Endurance Cup (SEC) series.

chainbusterracing.com

MAY 12

Downhill Southeast Windrock

(Oak Ridge, Tenn.)

This is part of the Downhill Southeast Series.

downhillsoutheast.com

MAY 12

Quick Six Enduro at Big Creek Park

(Roswell, Ga.)

rambo-mtb.org/events/2018/5/12/quick-6-enduro-at-big-creek-park

MAY 27

South Eastern Regional Championship Series #6

Georgia State Championship makeup

goneriding.com/index.php/events/2018-events/bike-races-a-series/serc-series

JUNE 2

Red Clay Ramble SGS #4

(Eatonton, Ga.)

This is part of the Southeastern Gravel Series (SGS).

chainbusterracing.com

JUNE 3

South Eastern Regional Championship Series #7

(Birmingham, Ala.)

goneriding.com/index.php/events/2018-events/bike-races-a-series/serc-series

JUNE 9-10

Georgia State Championship Series #5

South Eastern Regional Championship Series makeup

(Acworth, Ga.)

goneriding.com/index.php/events/2018-events/bike-races-a-series/serc-series

JUNE 16-17

Tennessee Enduro

downhillsoutheast.com

JUNE 23

12 Hours of Tsali

(Tsali Recreation Area, Bryson City, N.C.)

goneriding.com/index.php/events/2018-events/bike-endurance-events/12tsali

JUNE 23-24

Downhill Southeast Beech Mountain

(Beech Mountain, N.C.)

This is part of the Downhill Southeast Series.

downhillsoutheast.com

JULY 7-8

South Eastern Regional Championship Series #8

Georgia State Championship Series #6

(Helen, Ga.)

goneriding.com/index.php/events/2018-events/bike-races-a-series/serc-series

AUGUST 26

Beech Mountain Resort Enduro

(Beech Mountain, N.C.)

This is part of the Triple Crown Enduro Series

downhillsoutheast.com

SEPTEMBER 15

Fool's Gold 60

(Anderson Creek Retreat, Ellijay, Ga.)

mountaingoatadventures.com/foolsgold

SEPTEMBER 29

6/3 Hour Big Ring Challenge SEC #5

(Nantahala National Forest, Hayesville, N.C.)

This is part of the Southeastern Endurance Cup (SEC) series.

chainbusterracing.com

SEPTEMBER 30

Windrock Bike Park Enduro

(Oak Ridge, Tenn.)

This is part of the Triple Crown Enduro Series.

downhillsoutheast.com

OCTOBER 6

6/3 Hour Blankets Creek SEC #6

(Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trails, Canton, Ga.)

This is part of the Southeastern Endurance Cup (SEC) series.

chainbusterracing.com

OCTOBER 13

Lula Lake Land Trust 5 Points 50/25

roostracingllc.com/description-3

OCTOBER 27

6/3 Hour Battle for Payne's Creek SEC #7

(Lake Hartwell, Ga.)

This is part of the Southeastern Endurance Cup (SEC) series.

chainbusterracing.com

NOVEMBER 18

Paris Mountain State Park Enduro

(Greenville, S.C.)

This is part of the Triple Crown Enduro Series.

downhillsoutheast.com