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Our Team

The Cycle Sequatchie Century & 3 Mtn Challenge is a joint production of Tennessee Gravel and the Chattanooga Bicycle Club made possible by the generous support of our partners and volunteers. Our goal with the event is to bring attention to Sequatchie Valley as an amazing outdoor recreation playground and to support the efforts of Thrive Sequatchie to promote sustainable and responsible tourism in the region.

Support the cause through financial sponsorship or volunteer work during the event!


The Land Trust for Tennessee

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Our goal is to help preserve what makes Sequatchie Valley such a special place, which is why we've partnered with the Land Trust for Tennessee since we first started this event in 2019. Since 1999, they have conserved more than 126,000 acres across our beautiful state, and have made this region a priority for future conservation efforts. 

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This event would not be possible without the generosity of our hosts at the City of Dunlap and the Sequatchie County - Dunlap Chamber of Commerce. Big thanks to all of the communities throughout the Valley for their support in making Cycle Sequatchie happen!

The Fields

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With groundbreaking planned for 2022, The Fields is a new fly-in residential community that will be built on 1,500 acres between Dunlap and Pikeville on the west side of Sequatchie Valley. Later phases of the development will include an outdoor adventure center (including MTB trails!), equestrian park, winery, brewery, spa, cliffside restaurant, and boutique hotel. As a way to introduce themselves, the generous folks from The Fields are buying the beer for our cyclists!

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While Citizens Tri-County Bank has grown to serve 9 counties throughout southeast and middle Tennessee, it remains locally owned and operated just as it was when it was founded in Dunlap in 1972. When you put on your free Cycle Sequatchie t-shirt, you can thank Citizens Tri-County for picking up the tab!

Lyndhurst Foundation


In addition to showing off what an incredible outdoor recreation playground Sequatchie Valley is, we also want this event to support those who make this valley so special. That's why we are committed to serving a farm-to-table meal that is 100% locally sourced from family farms in Sequatchie Valley and the Cumberland Plateau. Buying from local farms and serving a farm-fresh meal adds considerable cost to this grassroots event, but thanks to the generosity of the Lyndhurst Foundation, we'll be able to support our local farmers and also provide our cyclists and their friends and family with a fantastic Farmers Feast! 

Village Volkswagen

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With their history of supporting cycling in the Chattanooga region, Village Volkswagen is the perfect title sponsor for this year's Three Mountain Challenge. Conquer any of the climbs and you'll receive a commemorative prize provided by Village Volkswagen! 

Tower Community Bank


Based in Sequatchie Valley (Jasper) with a growing presence throughout middle and southeast Tennessee, Tower Community Bank is a leader in the region and beyond, and we are excited to have their support and participation in Cycle Sequatchie again this year as one of our rest stop hosts!


Owen Cyclery


Owen Cyclery will once again be available for last-minute fixes before the ride and also on the road during the ride as part of the SAG team!

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Special thanks to the fine folks at the White Oak Bicycle Co-op for leading our free 2-mile kids ride on Dunlap's Coops Creek Greenway (Saturday morning at 9:15). With their expertise in bike safety, the kids will get some great tips in how to cycle safely while on the ride!

Carla Calitz Massage


We're excited to have the very talented Carla Calitz at the finish line again this year providing post-ride massage!

Tree Toppers


Special thanks to the Tennessee Tree Toppers for allowing us to use their facilities for our Henson Gap rest stop and sharing their amazing view!


As always, the pros at REI Chattanooga will provide first-class SAG support to cyclists during the ride!

Sag Stop Service

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While former Cycle Sport owner, Aaron Curtis, may not turn wrenches in the bike shop anymore, he still works on bikes through his new SAG STOP SERVICE mobile Bicycle Repair Business. He also does an amazing job coordinating our SAG support vehicles while driving sweep at Cycle Sequatchie each year. 

Benchmark Physical Therapy


Dunlap's local physical therapy office will be available at the expo for injury screenings, questions, and support for our cyclists. 

Bike Flights

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Coming in from out-of-town for the ride and want to ship your bike? Check out our custom page with Bike Flights for details on how easy it can be!


High Haute Foods

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We are thrilled to have farm-to-table specialist High Haute Foods in charge of the all-you-can-eat post-ride lunch buffet! You can expect an exceptionally high quality meal carefully prepared with ingredients sourced from family owned and operated farms located in Sequatchie Valley and the South Cumberland Plateau.

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Not only will our friends at the Tap House be serving our favorite beers from Chattanooga breweries at the post-ride lunch, but they will also offer a custom brew made just for our event! Can't wait for the big event to sample Chattanooga's finest brews? The Tap House will be happy to satisfy your curiosity and thirst with one of the 30 beers and ciders they have on tap!


Velo Vixens

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Looking for a fun group of ladies to share laughs both on and off the bike? Chattanooga's Velo Vixens has you covered! From casual gatherings to social rides to competitive racing, the Velo Vixens offer a safe and supportive environment.

Team Bubba

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Proud to "whine like a man" for more than 20 years, Chattanooga's own Team Bubba specializes in suffer-fest rides and ridiculous nicknames. Check out their weekly rides at

Highland Rim Bike Club

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The Highland Rim Bicycle Club has been sharing the joy of cycling in middle Tennessee for 50 years through weekly rides and the annual Elk River Valley 100, a beautiful ride that takes place in early September - the perfect tune-up for Cycle Sequatchie!

Nashville Triathlon Club


Dating back to the 1990s, NTC is the original multisport club in the Middle Tennessee area, supporting athletes of all levels with training events, helpful resources, and fun social gatherings! 

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The newest and fastest-growing club in the Chattanooga region, Chattanooga's Southern Velo is home to cyclists of all stripes - racers and recreationalists alike. No matter what you ride or why you ride, you'll enjoy the "veloship" of your fellow cyclists at Southern Velo!

Murphreesboro Bike Club


The Murfreesboro Bike Club is all about having fun on two wheels, with group rides in all disciplines for all levels, as well as educational seminars and advocacy work. 

Bike Ride Across Tennessee


As a multi-day bicycle tour through a different part of Tennessee each year, the Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee (BRAT) is a great way to see some of the best cycling the state has to offer! These rides sell out, so stay up to date on where each year's ride will be held by signing up for their newsletter and by liking their Facebook page!

Veloteers Bicycle Club

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The Veloteers promote safe cycling in Wilson County (just east of Nashville) and offer a variety of weekly rides throughout the year. They also put on the Big Hill Challenge and The Bike Ride Across Wilson County!

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