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Cherohala Challenge®

Registration Open

for June 3, 2023

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The Smoky Mountain Wheelmen proudly present the 21st Edition of the Cherohala Challenge┬«. The 2023 Date is JUNE 3!

The event offers three distinctive rides so almost anyone can find a ride that will fit their skill level with rides of 35, 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 ride event tee shirts for all riders who preregister.

King and Queen of the Mountain awards for the first male and female rider who complete the Century Ride will be awarded.


Packet Pickups Details:

Packet pickup from 3-6pm at LeMond Bicycles on Thursday June 1. Address is 10351 Deerborn Lane, Knoxville, TN 37932

Packet pickup 4-8pm on Friday June 2 at Visitor Center and 5:30-6:50 am on June 3 at Visitor Center in Tellico Plains. Address is 225 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN 37385

Custom Kit

We are pleased to be able to offer our riders the opportunity to purchase custom designed matching kits for 2023!

Riders can choose from jerseys and bibs.