Choose Your Own Adventure!

There are five base routes to choose from: 15, 35, 50, 70 and 85 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 five base routes and the three optional climbs, there are a total of 19 different route combinations ranging from a relaxed 15 miles to the full 102-mile Three Mountain Challenge! (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 70 and 85-mile routes, you must reach the Pikeville rest stop by 10:30, which gives you 3 hours to ride roughly 30 miles. After 10:30 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.

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15 MILES

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).

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35 MILES

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 12 and Mile 25 (without the Walden Ridge climb).

Without the WALDEN RIDGE climb: 35 miles & 2,000 feet of climbing

With the WALDEN RIDGE climb: 40 miles & 2,900 feet of climbing

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50 MILES

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 12, Mile 27 and Mile 40 (without the optional climbs).

With no optional climbs: 50 miles & 2,700 feet of climbing

With the CUMBERLAND PLATEAU climb: 55 miles & 3,700 feet of climbing

With the WALDEN RIDGE climb: 55 miles & 3,600 feet of climbing

With both the CUMBERLAND & WALDEN climbs: 60 miles & 4,600 feet of climbing

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70 MILES

A beautiful route that takes the scenic 50-mile loop and adds a bonus 20-mile loop north of Pikeville, giving you a taste of the gorgeous riding on the north end of the Valley. 

This route has four rest stops: Mile 12, Mile 27, Mile 48 and Mile 61 (without the optional climbs).

With no optional climbs: 71 miles & 3,900 feet of climbing

With the CUMBERLAND PLATEAU climb: 76 miles & 5,000 feet of climbing

With the WALDEN RIDGE climb: 76 miles & 4,800 feet of climbing

With both the CUMBERLAND & WALDEN climbs: 81 miles & 5,800 feet of climbing

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85 MILES

A journey to where the Valley starts! It's a long ride, but the northernmost part of the Valley has some of the prettiest riding in the Valley, offering a different type of landscape as the east & west ridges converge to form a more mountainous environment. Be advised that there are some bumpy roads on the north end, but the scenery is well worth it!

 

This route has five rest stops: Mile 12, Mile 27, Mile 45, Mile 63 and Mile 74 (without the optional climbs).

With no optional climbs: 85 miles & 5,000 feet of climbing

With the CUMBERLAND PLATEAU climb: 90 miles & 6,000 feet of climbing

With the WALDEN RIDGE climb: 90 miles & 5,700 feet of climbing

With the TOP OF THE VALLEY climb: 93 miles & 5,900 feet of climbing

With the TOP OF THE VALLEY & WALDEN climbs: 98 miles & 6,600 feet of climbing

With the TOP OF THE VALLEY & CUMBERLAND climbs: 98 miles & 6,900 feet of climbing

With the CUMBERLAND & WALDEN climbs: 95 miles & 6,900 feet of climbing

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CENTURY

The Three Mountain Challenge! Not only does this route give you the full range of Sequatchie Valley scenery from Dunlap all the way to where the Valley starts, but it also gives you three seriously challenging climbs on the east, west and north ridges that border the Valley. This challenge is for experienced riders only.

 

The route has five rest stops: Mile 12, Mile 32, Mile 57, Mile 74 and Mile 90.

With ALL THREE climbs: 102 miles & 7,800 feet of climbing