The Cherohala Challenge has been the annual signature event of the Smoky Mountain Wheelmen Bike Club, so it is not an easy decision, but event director Tim French and the executive committee officers voted to cancel the Challenge for 2020. There are too many unknowns at this point and the concerns for being able to provide the participants with a sanitary environment at the registration area and rest stops along the route could possibly prove to be a daunting task with no easy solutions.
The Smoky Mountain Wheelmen proudly present the 20th Edition of the Cherohala Challenge. The 2021 Date is TBA.
The event offers four distinctive rides that almost anyone can find a ride that will fit their skill level with rides of 35, 53, 62 and 115 miles.
Don’t miss your opportunity to ride the famed Dragon Slayer, the Cherohala Skyway and surrounding region. The 115-mile route is a route that cannot normally be done without the support of an organized ride. We supply SAG Support, Well-Stocked Rest Stops, Short-Wave Radio Support (cell phones do not work on most of the ride) and Private Restrooms.
The Wheelmen are proud of our legacy and want you to come experience one of the Southeast’s premier rides! Start training now to SLAY THE DRAGON!
•All routes are fully SAG supported with well-stocked rest stops.
•Free post-ride meal.
•All riders must wear helmets.
•Free socks and tee shirts for all riders who preregister.
•Finisher’s medal for all riders.
•Dragon Slayer Medal for those finishing the Century in 7 hours or less.
•Black Knight Jersey to the first male and female rider who complete the Century Ride.
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