Choose Your Own Adventure!
There are four base routes to choose from: 15, 35, 50 and 80 miles, plus three optional climbs. You can stay in the valley and ride the rolling hills found on the base routes or you can add more challenge & distance by taking on the optional climbs.
Between the four base routes and the three optional climbs, there are a total of 21 different route combinations ranging from a relaxed 15 miles to the full 103-mile Three Mountain Challenge presented by Village Volkswagen! (We've even got a free 2-mile ride on Dunlap's Coops Creek Greenway Saturday morning at 9:00!)
PLEASE NOTE: In order to continue on the 80-mile route, you must reach the Pikeville rest stop by 11:30. After 11:30 all cyclists will be redirected to return to Dunlap via the 50-mile route.
Click on the maps below to open up downloadable Ride With GPS route maps.
A great introduction to cycling in Sequatchie Valley with plenty of rolling hills and nice views of the valley & ridges. Because this route is short, there are no rest stops along the way (which is reflected in the low price for this distance).
A solid mid-distance ride with great scenery and a legitimate climb in the middle. While the climb & descent are not overly steep or technical (less than 10% grade and no curves), the climb is still close to a mile in length and will make an impression!
This route has two rest stops: Mile 11 and Mile 22 (without the optional climbs).
With no optional climbs: 34 miles & 1,900 feet of climbing
With PITTS GAP: 41 miles & 3,000 feet of climbing
With HENSON GAP: 44 miles & 3,500 feet of climbing
With both HENSON GAP and PITTS GAP: 51 miles & 4,700 feet of climbing
The quintessential scenic survey of Sequatchie Valley running between Dunlap and Pikeville and covering both the east and west sides of the valley.
This route has three rest stops: Mile 11, Mile 26 and Mile 38 (without the optional climbs).
With no optional climbs: 49 miles & 2,600 feet of climbing
With PITTS GAP: 56 miles & 3,700 feet of climbing
With LEE STATION MTN: 57 miles & 3,800 feet of climbing
With HENSON GAP: 59 miles & 4,100 feet of climbing
With LEE STATION MTN & PITTS GAP: 64 miles & 4,900 feet of climbing
With HENSON GAP & PITTS GAP: 66 miles & 5,300 feet of climbing
With HENSON GAP & LEE STATION MTN: 67 miles & 5,400 feet of climbing
With all three optional climbs: 74 miles & 6,500 feet of climbing
A beautiful route that takes the scenic 50-mile loop and adds a bonus 30-mile loop north of Pikeville, giving you a taste of the gorgeous riding on the north end of the Valley.
This route has five rest stops: Mile 11, Mile 26, Mile 40, Mile 55 and Mile 67 (without the optional climbs)
With no optional climbs: 78 miles & 4,400 feet of climbing
With PITTS GAP: 85 miles & 5,400 feet of climbing
With LEE STATION MTN: 86 miles & 5,500 feet of climbing
With HENSON GAP: 89 miles & 5,900 feet of climbing
With LEE STATION MTN & PITTS GAP: 93 miles & 6,600 feet of climbing
With HENSON GAP & PITTS GAP: 95 miles & 7,000 feet of climbing
With HENSON GAP & LEE STATION MTN: 96 miles & 7,100 feet of climbing
With all three optional climbs: 103 miles 8,200 feet of climbing
The Three Mountain Challenge presented by Village Volkswagen! Not only does this route give you the full range of Sequatchie Valley scenery from Dunlap to the north end of the valley, but it also gives you three seriously challenging climbs up the steep ridges that form the valley. This challenge is for experienced riders only.
The route has six rest stops: Mile 9 (Henson Gap), Mile 21, Mile 44, Mile 57, Mile 73 and Mile 92
With all three optional climbs: 103 miles & 8,200 feet of climbing