The Smoky Mountain Wheelmen proudly present the 20th Edition of the Cherohala Challenge. The 2022 Date is JUNE 4!
The event offers three distinctive rides so almost anyone can find a ride that will fit their skill level with rides of 45, 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.
•Showers available at finish.
•All riders must wear helmets.
•Free ride event tee shirts for all riders who preregister.
•King and Queen of the Mountain Jersey to the first male and female rider who complete the Century Ride.
Through partnerships with Cherohala Cycles, the Town of Tellico Plains, and Monroe County Tourism, we are proud to announce the Inaugural Skyway Cycling Festival. The festival kicks off on Friday night with pre-registration package pick up, music, and food vendors at Mecca Camp Resort in Tellico Plains.
The Festival continues on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Downtown Tellico Plains. On Saturday the festival will host vendors, food trucks, cycling specialists, and more, while also promoting safe cycling skills and driver, cyclists, pedestrian safety.
This addition will assist us in expanding the Cherohala Challenge to a true family event that everyone can enjoy while supporting their favorite cyclist.
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