Join us on June 14, 2014 for the 14th Annual Cherohala Challenge! It’s a full day of long sweeping corners, majestic views and challenging climbs as riders wind through the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forest. This epic ride winds along the Tail of The Dragon where you’ll snake around 318 curves over an 11-mile span. Merging onto the Cherohala Skyway the route continues UP through deeply forested backcountry roads of North Caroline and Tennessee. If your up to the challenge you’ll climb over 9,000 feet over 115 miles. Rides of 35, 62 and 115 miles will be fully SAG supported with well-stocked rest stops. Free post-ride meal. Free T-shirt to those who pre-register by June 1st.
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014 @ 7:00 AM
Address: Tellico Plains Visitor Center, 225 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, Tennessee
Directions to Start: Take I-75 to exit 60, TN-68 towards Sweetwater. Turn on TN-68S, travel approximately 28 miles and turn left at the Cherohala Skyway. Visitor Center will be 0.3 miles on your left.
Register Online at by clicking here.
Entry Fee for 115 Mile and 62 Mile:
$45 post-marked by May 1, 2014
$50 between May 1 and June 10
$55 on day of event
Entry Fee for 35 Valley Ride:
$25 post-marked by May 1, 2014
$30 between May 1 and June 10
$35 on day of event
Cue Sheets:Century Ride PDF FileMetric Century Ride PDF FileValley Ride PDF File
Century Ride Web LinkMetric Century Ride Web LinkValley Ride PDF Web Link
Packet Pick-Up: Friday June 13, 2014 between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. at Tellico Plains Visitor Center and Day of Registration packet pick-up will take place between 5:45 and 6:45 a.m. on Saturday June 15, 2013 at Tellico Plains Visitor Center. Free T-shirt to those who register by June 1st.
Smoky Mountain Wheelmen
P. O. Box 31497
Knoxville, TN 37930-1497
Our mission is to make available to cyclists of all abilities, the opportunity to participate in appropriate year round cycling activities. We provide cycling-related educational opportunities, information and materials on cycling to club members, our community, to local bike clubs and shops, and to government officials.