Join us on June 20, 2015 for the 15th 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 continuing upward through deeply forested backcountry roads of North Carolina and Tennessee. If you are up to the challenge you’ll climb over 9,000 feet over 115 miles. Rides of 35, 62 and 115 miles, being considered for 2015 is an additional 50 mile ride will be fully SAG supported with well-stocked rest stops. Free post-ride meal. Free T-shirt to those who pre-register by May 20th. It has been rated as one of the best 100 climbs by Bicycle Magazine. THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. All Riders Must Wear Helmets
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There is a limited supply of event clothing for this event. Our jersey is Velocity and our Bibshorts are Velocity with the top of line Pro Tour Chamois. For more information about the jersey and bibshorts, read more at Hincapie . Jersey price is $70 dollars, Bibshorts are $75 dollars.
For information about sizing check out Cherohala Sizing Chart, not all sizes are available.
Reminder limited sizing is available. You can order at Active when you register or by selecting merchandise only category on Active
Event start times, location, and information:
Packet Pick-Up: Friday June 19, 2015 between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. at Cherohala Skyway (Tellico Plains Visitor Center) Visitor Center. Day of Registration packet pick-up will take place between 5:45 and 6:45 a.m. on Saturday June 20, 2014 at Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center. Free T-shirt to those who register by May 20th.
Location for Start and Packet Pickup: Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center at 225 Cherohala Skyway, or Charles Hall Museum, Tellico Plains, TN 37385
115 mile 7:00 AM Start
62 Mile 7:15 AM Start
35 Mile Valley Ride 7:30 AM Start
For questions about the event you can contact Event Director Jim Richards
To speed up registration print out, complete and bring with you this SMW Cherohala Waiver
Cue Sheets for Cherohala Century Ride Metric Century Valley Ride