The Cycle Sequatchie Century & 3 Mtn Challenge is a joint production of Velo View Bike Tours 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 efforts to preserve the natural beauty that makes this region such a special place. To that end, we've designated the Land Trust for Tennessee and the Thrive Sequatchie as the ride's beneficiaries, as both nonprofit organizations promote environmental stewardship and responsible tourism.
Support the cause through financial sponsorship or volunteer work during the event!
The Land Trust for Tennessee
Our goal is to help preserve what makes Sequatchie Valley such a special place, and there is no better organization to further that cause than the Land Trust for Tennessee. 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. As one of the event's beneficiaries, we look forward to working together to protect our natural and historic landscapes, both public and private, to make scenic Southeast Tennessee a better place to live, work and play!
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!
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!
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. For our event, their support has an appropriately personal touch. When you're feasting on all those desserts from the Cookie Jar Café, you can thank Citizens Tri-County for picking up the tab!
Queen Financial Services
Serving businesses, non-profits, professionals, and individuals in the Chattanooga area and beyond, Queen Financial Services is committed to the long-term financial success of their clients. Thanks to their generosity, we'll have even more directional signs on the bike routes!
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!
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!
Bike the South
Offering a variety of worry-free ways to experience the best backroads in the Chattanooga region and beyond, Bike the South prioritizes the experience over the mileage with bike tours that cater to all the senses! We love their approach and are excited to have them onboard as our website sponsor!
FOOD & BEVERAGE PARTNERS
High Haute Foods
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.
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!
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!